KICE, Industries

Emily Martin

One of a company’s greatest assets is its people. Kice Industries is very fortunate to have gifted, dedicated, and customer-focused employees. We would like you to learn a little bit more about our people of Kice, both professionally and personally.

Meet Emily Martin

 

Emily Martin

Controller

 

What has been your background at Kice?

I’ve been with Kice for 10 years, doing an array of accounting duties.

 

Tell me a little bit about your day-to-day job currently?

I manage our Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments as well as directing all general accounting activities and procedures.  I also serve as a liaison for banking, outside accounting support, and government agencies.  It seems like no two days are alike.

Working at Kice

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the problem-solving and collaboration that occurs every day.  I learn something new each day and (usually) have a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day.  It’s been very rewarding knowing I’m making a direct (positive) impact on the company.  I know a big part of the enjoyment though stems from getting to do the job alongside great people in a friendly, faith-filled atmosphere.

 

Can you share one of the things that are unique about working at Kice?

Work-Life Balance.  I worked for a large company prior to Kice, which I enjoyed until I started having kids and my priorities shifted.  I wanted more time at home with my kids and Kice allowed me to work part-time in the office and from home.  I’ve always felt like it was acceptable to leave work or rearrange the work schedule to attend my kids’ activities.  We work hard and we’re afforded the luxury of flexibility for the family’s sake.  Kice has been a true blessing to my family.

 

What are three words to describe Kice?

Faith, Family, Integrity.

Personal Side of Emily

Tell us a little bit about your family

My husband and I have been married for 12 years.  We have four boys and a girl, ages ranging from 2 to 10.  My husband co-owns and operates a farm, and we are excited to give our kids the same up-bringing that we both experienced.

 What is the best place you have traveled to and why?

My husband and I took a rare trip with just the two of us (no kids!) to Breckenridge, CO a couple of years ago to celebrate our 10th anniversary.  We enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, and bumming around the cute little town.  The quiet meal times were a bonus.

If you could have dinner and drinks with two famous people, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I think I will bend the rules and pick my un-famous Grandpas, both of which past before I was born.  I love family history and would particularly like to hear about their experiences and encounters from the 1920-60s and the wars they served in.

People would be surprised if they knew (about me)

I have 63 FIRST cousins …on one side of the family.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

ER doctor.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Fajitas and a Corona …w/ a lime.

 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Woodworking – I have a lot of Pinterest ideas that I would like to bring to life.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing family.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

Free time..free-time..??  I’m drawing a blank. 😉

 

What are your biggest pet peeves?

Clean cloths in the dirty laundry bin and pee on the lid, floor, and walls.

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