Life as a Kloeckner Accountant


The Kloeckner Metals Accounting team sits down to talk about common stereotypes, steel and the uniqueness of the department. The team talks about why they choose the steel industry and why it’s different than others.

Video Transcript 

We’re type A.

Good at math.

Super boring.




Obsessed with spreadsheets.

Just do tax returns.

A beam.

How about a beam?




Ooh, coil.

You’re not pigeonholed to doing just one step in the accounting processes.

You get to dip your hands in many things.

We do a great job meeting deadlines.

I would have to say the management structure, kind of laid back, allows everybody to just get their work done.

Don’t have to wear a suit.There’s great communication between our group and if anyone falls behind or anyone needs assistance, no one has a problem jumping in, staying late, helping each other out, kind of deal.

What I think we do here is very physical and mentally, all of us goes out and actually does account, does an audit, which is different from a lot of other firms and companies.

Getting to see the machinery, the plant when you’re out there.

All the plants are little bit different.


Definitely Alex.

I just like talking to people.

I also think that you kind of learn more when you can talk to different departments.

I think everybody interacts pretty well.

We have times where we’re busy, head down, getting out work done, but we have times when I see them talking with other departments and sometimes, that gets things resolved a lot faster than emailing back and forth.

For me, it was coming to a new industry to feel for where I really want to be ultimately in a career.

So far, manufacturing has been good.

I came from an industry where the price point of what we sold was $40 or $50 a unit, and I thought it was cool to work with millions of dollars in revenue, as opposed to the thousands.

Only in millions?

I like metal.

I have always worked in more financial service industries, so I thought it was interesting to come to work for a company that actually has products that they’re producing.

I guess it’s not so strict here.

You just have to get your work done, and we also love birthdays!

When it was my birthday, it took me five minutes to take everything down, so

I could just get to my chair.

Decorating, candle lighting.

Mose, he goes to concerts all of the time.

and he puts ice in his coffee.

Adam eats the same thing every day.

I like to lay down at lunch.

I like to take a little nap in the car.

I came from a job at a parking department at a university, so naturally, everybody hated that because we wrote the tickets, but also, a huge thing was that I had a door in an office there and I could go an entire day without seeing anybody, really.

Here, I’m always around six other people at least, seven, eight, whatever it is and the camaraderie is awesome.

Specifically with other companies, I know that there is always your really big disconnect between groups.

Here, pretty much everyone has an open door policy, so if you have a question, you can immediately go over and try to resolve it and people get back to you a lot faster than I’ve ever seen it before.

Having coworkers, I generally like to see people every day and I-



Generally, some people you’d have to put up with, I actually like them.

It’s like the happiest group ever.

Steven Nghe
Steven Nghe is currently the Head of Marketing & Communications at Kloeckner Metals. Nghe is a marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience in various environments and industries. His goal is to tell you about the sexy side of steel. Nghe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University. Prior to Kloeckner, Nghe worked for Delta Dental, Wells Real Estate Funds, Georgia Institute of Technology and Doosan.
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