Super Seven #26 Pedro Nunes
In our 26th Super Seven Series we profile Pedro Nunes. Pedro joined us in November 22, bringing with him plenty of financial planning and strategy experience but best of all, enthusiasm.
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m originally from Portugal (all the way south in the Algarve) and, after a bit of experimenting with different degrees, I ended up getting an offer from Bristol Uni to do an MSc in Finance and Economics.
Really enjoyed living here from day one; got an offer from PwC to join their Assurance team in Bristol and haven’t left Bristol since!
I have also been a volunteer at Bristol Zoo, giving talks about the lions and the lemurs; I’ve been a school governor at Sefton Park in Montpelier and I’ve been a Trustee for a domestic violence charity based in Bath.
If you understand Portuguese, you might also be curious about a book I published ( Farinha Nunes – WOOK ) about stock markets and technical analysis – albeit not everyone’s cup of tea!
My current hobby is coffee brewing; exploring the intricacies of V60 brewing and its different recipes. At the moment I prefer darker roasts, something like an Indian Monsoon.
2. What do you do in KETS?
I am the Financial Controller – my main responsibilities are Financial and Investor Reporting, FinOps policies and procedures, Cash Runway, Series A modelling, and ‘business as usual’ accounting.
3. What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?
I like the challenge of having problems to solve, and in finance you get exposed to almost every side of a business, which can be very exciting. And the team, of course
4. What inspires you?
Solving difficult problems. Making a difference.
5. What advice would you give someone wanting to get into Finance?
The classic way is to find a company to support you on becoming a Chartered Accountant, and then finding interesting opportunities from there. Do not downplay the importance of networking and meeting people face to face
6. What do you do when you’re not in work?
Finding new places to eat around Bristol, Mountain Biking, trying our different coffee beans and recipes, reading and travelling, when possible.
7. What’s the last book you read?
At the time of writing, funnily enough, the last book I read before joining KETS was Richard Feynman’s QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter – I guess it was meant to be!
My head was blown a bit when he started describing how particles travelling back in time have been observed in a lab. Guess it is possible, then.
Everything in that book is mind bending, so I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in science. His recorded lectures
are also pretty interesting; he was a talented lecturer.
To get in touch with Pedro, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org