Jeriza Janea is an experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been a TOA Global team member for over three years. Jeriza works with an Australian client and believes that the training and preparation she has received during her time with TOA Global has been instrumental in helping her adapt to working with international clients.
What led you to pursue a career in accounting and what has your journey looked like up to this point?
My mom pushed me to take up accountancy back in college and, although the journey has not been easy, I have reached a point where I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be.
What do you enjoy most about your role with your client?
I enjoy being able to work with clients on different business activities and learn while working.
What valuable skills have you gained through the training programs at TOA Global and how have they helped you work towards your career goals? Have you had access to such career building before?
I really liked the training provided during the first weeks of working here. Back in 2019, we had our training in a classroom, and that was very helpful, especially for someone who didn’t have any experience working with Australians before joining TOA Global. Currently, team members are also able to easily access information and education through Ab2 Institute of Accounting, TOA Global’s education division.
What are some of the facilities you have access to at work that you find to be the most valuable?
We have access to Ab2 through our online portal, Luna, where I can easily research topics that I want to learn more about. The chill-out rooms are also helpful when I need a rest from work.
What have your favourite experiences been with the client you’ve worked with?
The first thing that comes to mind is my trip to Australia. It had always been my dream to travel for work and be able to meet my client whom I have worked with online for three years, and they made that dream come true. For that I am very thankful.
In what ways do you feel you’ve grown since you became a TOA Global team member?
I’ve grown, for the most part, in my knowledge of preparing Australian clients’ tax returns, financial statements and work papers. These skills are known to be very valuable even outside of TOA. The market looking for accountants with Australian experience is growing these days.
What do you value the most about the team you work with?
What I value most is our relationship in and outside of work. From day one, I was welcomed and made to feel like a valuable part of the team. They are very patient with me and I feel like I’ve found a second family in them.
What are your aspirations?
I aspire to be able to pursue my dreams while still working at TOA. My client has also helped me in many ways to achieve my goals one step at a time.
What motivates and inspires you?
My family inspires me to work hard. I just want to give back to my parents for all they have done for me and my siblings. I am motivated by the fact that I still have a lot of dreams I haven’t achieved yet, and that keeps me going.
What do you look forward to every day?
The first thing I think about is what I will need to achieve for my client that day, which can be exciting. I also really look forward to being able to finish all my work for the day and the satisfaction of checking everything off my list.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I read books – mostly romance novels. I like how books take me to another world.
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