“It is a great feeling to work on
real issues that affect Tasmanians. Being able to contribute to the place where
your children grow up is what I like the most about working with Treasury. Also, working with committed high skilled people in a very dynamic environment
is an extra bonus that makes it an enjoyable place to be.”
As a graduate I have had several years of experience in the Government Finance and Accounting Branch and rotating to the Budget Management Branch, while simultaneously undertaking CPA study. I recently completed the Graduate Program and received a final placement in the position of Agency Analyst with the Budget Management Branch.
This year will be my second year of participating in the State Budget development process. I find this role very motivating and engaging as there are such a large variety of tasks to perform. The day is taken up communicating with other Government Departments and Agencies, preparing official correspondence and working with the Budget Information System.
After ten years' experience in the private sector outside of Australia, I obtained a Master of Professional Accounting with UTAS in 2016. It was not easy task to return to university in my late thirties and balance 3 years of study with a young family. Then I was lucky enough to receive a graduate position with the Department of Treasury and Finance. As a graduate I spent several years in the Government Finance and Accounting Branch, where I have learned a range of tools and developed practical accounting and finance skills. Here I am now – an Agency Analyst, with the Budget Management Branch at Treasury, with my CPA qualification.
It is a great feeling to work on real issues that affect Tasmanians. Being able to contribute to the place where your children grow up is what I like the most about working with Treasury. Also, working with committed high skilled people in a very dynamic environment is an extra bonus that makes it an enjoyable place to be.
In my twenties, growing up in Russia and never planning to live in a different country, I was placed in a position in South Asia working for a large metallurgical company. The company I worked with expanded, and I agreed to stay longer and to continue working in different cities in South Korea, China and then I moved to the UK. I highly enjoyed my work with the same company for ten years. However, family outweighed the achievements and lifestyle, and I came to Tasmania to start a new journey here. While I didn't plan to move to so many different jobs and countries, I was always keen to try new opportunities. I feel lucky to have experienced so many very different traditions and work practices; it extends understanding and sets you up with different perspectives.
Staying active outdoors has always worked best for me. Before I moved to Tasmania, I was spending my weekends swimming and scuba diving. One of my best memories is night diving on a small island in South Korea called Jeju. These days I feel on top of the world. I can reset and be ready for the week if I am able to spend my weekend biking with my daughters and friends. I have just started biking recently and I am looking forward to exploring the Tasmanian bike tracks and wilderness.