Marianne Adero-Jones is a 17-year veteran of her field. As Consulate corporate’s Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator, she cuts checks and takes names.
Before arriving on the Consulate Health Care scene, she worked in the hotel industry. An effective communicator and vibrant personality, Adero-Jones got along well with hotel customers, forming many friendly acquaintances. Consequently, she said, “My jaw was hurting from smiling so much at the front desk. . . You smile everyday for eight hours.”
Nowadays, she works in a corner cubicle beside a window overlooking the busy streets of Atlanta, Georgia, but the vital role she plays in this company does not get swept to the side or left in any corner. Her value to this company cannot be overstated.
She received a glowing CHIRP nomination for her daily efforts and continuous embodiment of Consulate’s core values, in particular: “integrity,” “honesty,” and “passion.”
According to a coworker: “Marianne consistently demonstrates dedication to her fellow employees at the facility level by assisting in any way she can. Marianne has resolved numerous problems for me personally, and does so with a can-do attitude. Although I have never met Marianne, I am happy to have her as a resource I can turn to. Marianne does her job to the best of her ability with a passion for solving problems and helping others.”
Appreciative of the compliment, Adero-Jones smiled, shrugged, and said, “That’s just an everyday part of my job.”
Of the five core values, Adero-Jones said she promotes and believes in honesty most of all. She emphasized the importance of realistic, truthful communication with one’s coworkers, especially in the corporate environment. “Communicate. Say what you need to say. . . Be honest and realistic with vendors and anyone else you work with or [otherwise] associate with.”
Do what you say you are going to do—perhaps best fits her approach to this business. In that vein, her supervisor, Jami Hurst, VP of Accounting Services, emphasized that, “Marianne is a woman of her word.”
Consulate Health Care is lucky to have someone like Adero-Jones, who, “is so focused and takes her role very seriously. . . She does not mess around. Marianne means business. She is all business,” said Hurst. “Marianne is there for anyone. She is always there for [care centers], employees, the different departments, making sure they have everything they need. Marianne would do anything for those facilities.”
Additionally, Hurst describes Adero-Jones as “detail-oriented,” “smart,” “dependable,” a “hard worker,” and a “tough cookie.”
Despite the focused and “all business” attitude that Adero-Jones projects, she extends patience towards trainees and fellow staff, and said that coming into the office is like “going to my second family.” She expressed appreciation for the flexible hours, independence, and “laid back” atmosphere of Consulate’s Atlanta office.
For anyone who works in an Accounts Payable department or corporate office at large (or in any job, for that matter), Adero-Jones advises: “Just focus. Pay attention to details. Observe. Fix any errors. Listen. Ask questions. Take notes—especially during training. Write down what they’re saying. If you’re taking notes, you’re going to be able to do your job. . . Even if you do mess up, know how to fix it.” However, she said she’d rather have someone take proactive measures and pepper her with questions than make mistakes.
Adero-Jones’s sense of discipline and strong work ethic at the office stems, in part, from her early personal life: “Growing up, I looked up to my parents coming from an average family with six children—all girls—watched them provide and get us all educated, and I’m now paying back to my own family, but I only have one child.”
Marianne Adero-Jones is an obvious asset to Consulate Health Care! When she’s not hard at work, she runs long-distance and works out. However, she truly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and loves the beach. She dreams about retiring on an island someday.
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