‘Knowing Mandarin can bridge Sydney, Beijing offices’
Susan Yan has been working with the Sydney office of Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I) as Accounts and Administration Assistant for about four months.<!--more-->
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Although it is still early days, Ms Yan is happy with her new work environment, “I really enjoy working here with the PT&I team which has the friendliest and most professional people I have ever worked with.”
Before working in PT&I Susan worked an assistant accountant for a telecommunications company. She says the main reason she chose PT&I was that she had always wanted to work in a not-for-profit organisation helping out people with limited resources.
“PT&I is dedicated to facilitating export, investment, tourism and creative arts promotion for Pacific Island countries across international markets. Also, people here are so professional and so passionate about their work and it is really amazing to be able to work with them.”
In the such short time, she says she has learned so much including developing more technical accounting skills, a more organised approach and better time management skills. Susan is also involved with clients when preparing for events of exhibitions and may travel to the Pacific in future.
Susan speaks Mandarin and believes this will be an advantage to her work, “I think this could help facilitating the communication between Sydney office and the Beijing office.”
Since starting with PT&I Susan says she has better knowledge of Pacific Island culture and many other aspects. This is important in communicating with our clients and delivering our work more efficiently she says. “I have learnt how PT&I helps to create business potential (and) promote the Pacific culture and arts.”
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