Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance)
I’ve been at Inspire for just a short while and the experience has been extremely enjoyable thus far. I’ve found myself to be quite busy and I’ve really appreciated the routine I’ve introduced into my day. The journey has been eye opening and is what I’m looking forward to most.
The seniors and managers here are so approachable and that has greatly assisted me with my personal self-development and resultantly that has made every aspect of technical training a breeze for me and tenfold more enjoyable than what I had anticipated.
I find the most fulfilment in doing real work that helps businesses beyond compliance. If a client has a question that they need advice on, assisting them in a timely manner helps them make informed choices and drives value for them and myself.
OUTSIDE OF INSPIRE
Outside of Inspire, I love hanging out with friends. I’ve recently just begun bouldering, a style of indoor climbing, and it’s been such a joy to experience with friends. It’s definitely exhausting, but so far, I love it. I’d also say that I’m a big fan of going to the cinemas to watch a movie from time to time.
I tend to find myself in a lot of deep and meaningful conversations with my closest friends. We sit down, talk for extended hours and occasionally arrive at existential crises’, but I still love it. My family also has a Pomeranian, called Candy, whom I don’t see often but can’t get enough of.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT INSPIRE?
The people. There is a sincere feeling of care amongst the whole Inspire family. We are highly goal driven but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying our time at work and in life. I can also see how our team’s energy extends to our clients as I’ve seen my colleagues talk and interact with clients the same way they would each other.
It’s an incredibly warm feeling to witness my team having a genuine drive to do by our clients and produce the best work for them.
HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN ACCOUNTING?
I’ve always taken an interest in business. I recognised that solutions to a lot of problems start in accounting. Usually, it’s the first actionable step when diagnosing problems and If you do it properly, you can forecast a lot. I also like that it’s factual in nature. Dad had a bookshop since I was young. I would help around and be exposed to a lot more aspects of business as I grew up.
WHAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IMPACTS YOU’VE MADE?
The biggest impact I’ve made is freeing up a lot of my senior accountants’ time so that they can focus more on execution. Taking more off their plate has allowed them to deliver more informed client-related advice and they now have noticeably more capacity to fulfil client requirements which increases our business’ overall output.
WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS YOU RECOMMEND?
I highly recommend ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey, ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki and ‘Talking to Strangers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. I’ve adopted a lot of the philosophies in these books within business and life.
Which Sustainable Development Goal(s) do you choose and why?
I would have to choose Quality education, and Reduced Inequalities. Quality Education can solve everything. I feel that in time, the other development goals will vanish, once educated. Reduced Inequalities, I feel, is an umbrella goal for a lot of human rights associated development goals and shouldn’t be a problem by default.