- Why are you passionate about your job?
I like working with people and providing them with financial information to help them make good business decisions. I also have an aptitude for numbers. Because I now work in management, I really enjoy working with and helping develop other staff members in their careers
2. What obstacles have you faced to get you where you are today?
I don’t think I’ve faced any major obstacles. I started out with a degree in fashion design and switched into accounting so I did all of my schooling at night. Therefore it took me longer to finish. That was hard, but not really an obstacle. The important thing is to be open to try new things and if you like it, don’t be afraid to pursue it.
3. What advice would you pass on to someone interested in what you are doing?
Go to university and take accounting courses to see if you like them. It’s also good to volunteer for clubs or societies and learn/help them with their accounting. Finding a part time job in a bank is also a good way to start learning some of the basics of accounting.
4. Would you be open to further contact Riverside students and if so, how can someone contact you?
Yes by e-mail would be best
5. What made you decide on your career?
When I was working for a company, an opening came available in the accounting department so I asked by boss if I could try it. I liked it so I went back to school and got my accounting designation.
6. What type of schooling did you need to get this career?
You need an accounting designation – CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)
First you need a university undergrad degree (4yrs) and then you need to complete the CPA-PEP graduate program (2 yrs part-time while you also gather work experience)
What I learned From This Experience
From this interview I learned that being an accountant could be an interesting option for a job. This was also a cool experience because I learned what type of schooling I need to get a job like accounting. Another thing I learned from this experience is that in the future being an accountant could be a good option for me to choose. During this experience I learned a lot more about accounting then I already learned during the “work for a day” in November.