My role is very much project based, which means it’s quite varied. My day-to-day activity always changes. Sometimes I'm assessing debt structures that I believe a client would benefit from; or I might be looking at hedge accounting procedures, reviewing an organisation’s accounting, IT or overall controls; or I might be working through a client’s regulatory requirements and even building fundamental risk structures from the ground up.
What part of your work inspires you the most? Why do you find it interesting?
Being exposed to a broad range of industries and being continually challenged inspires me on a daily basis. I regularly meet new people and it’s a very rewarding experience delivering valuable insights to my clients.
Do you find the skills you learnt during your degree useful and versatile? If so how?
Since graduating, I’ve been applying the skills I learnt at UTS throughout my career. A mathematician’s skill set doesn't lie with the number of formulas you can memorise, but rather in the approach and way of thinking about problems. This way of thinking is something that can also be applied to everyday situations and problems. I also learnt how to take complex problems and translate them in a way that others can easily understand, which is a very helpful skill to have.
Have you had any achievements or news that you'd like to share with the UTS Alumni community?
I was the youngest person to have ever participated in the Financial Services Council’s Deloitte Future Leaders Award, where I spoke about the recent Financial Systems Inquiry and had the opportunity to meet Mr David Murray AO. I came second in my heat. I’m also the Chair of Finsia's Young Finance Professionals Committee.