Job offer a good result for Gemma

19 September 2022 | News

Gemma Austria had a job offer the same day she received the results for her final paper.

She passed her Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) degree in November to graduate this year, and took on the external auditor job.

Three months later, she was promoted to senior auditor.

From the Philippines, she chose the programme at Lincoln as it was "relevant to my undergraduate degree of the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and work experience as an auditor and accountant".

Gemma enjoyed the online aspect of the programme.

"It worked best for me because as a full-time student while working part-time, it gave me flexibility and saved money and time to travel from Hornby to Lincoln."

The skills she learned at Lincoln have been crucial in her new role.

"The up-to-date concepts in accounting, auditing, tax, financial risk management (derivatives) helped me in my audit risk assessment, analysis, and decision-making.”

She even found the job through the CPA network from a friend and said she has easily adjusted to work in New Zealand.

"New Zealand is peaceful, with much freedom, a sense of equality and privacy, and has beautiful nature."