What is your current job and how long have you been doing it for?
I am a Senior Accountant at KRyS Global. I began working with KRyS Global in Grand Cayman as a Junior Analyst in 2007, the year of its inception, as part of my high school work experience and was hired full-time when I graduated in 2008. I am currently on a secondment with the Guernsey office and have been since September 2015.
What does a typical day at the office look like for you?
I typically start my day by reviewing my unread/flagged emails and updating my task list to determine my priorities. However, due to the nature of fraud investigations, forensic accounting, and insolvency in general, phone calls and/or emails are received during the day that result in the constant updating of my task list and priorities. Reviewing books and records and documenting my findings, responding to queries of stakeholders of companies in liquidation/administration, and attending internal update meetings are some examples of my daily tasks. You quickly learn that flexibility is very important in this line of work to juggle competing priorities.
If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?
I would like to be something in the IT industry such as technical support for companies. Before I made a decision to study accounting and join KRyS Global, I was thinking about going to university for an IT related degree.
What was your first job?
I was a bagger at a local supermarket in Grand Cayman. While it was good pocket money being in high school, I quickly realised that I needed just a tad more to survive in the real world!
How long have you been involved in YBG and what have you got out of being a member?
I have been with YBG since arriving in Guernsey, attending my first event on 1 October 2015. Before attending YBG, I tended to avoid networking events and would make every excuse under the sun to not go. However, YBG has allowed me to become more comfortable with meeting new people and networking is now much easier. The new friends that I’ve made, and continue to make, through YBG and the range of professions that they are involved has made being a member more than worth it.
What is your favourite thing to do in Guernsey?
I like going for drives – getting lost – and stopping at places that I’ve never been before. The beach kiosks/cafes, bays, forts, cliff walks…exploring these have become a big part of my weekends.
Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?
1. Lionel Messi, obviously to talk about football and ask his thoughts on Barcelona winning the treble this season (La Liga, Copa del Rey, and Champions League).
2. Warren Buffett, to ask him advice and tips on investing and challenge him to change my mind on being so risk averse.
3. Queen Elizabeth II, to listen to the vast amount of stories that she must have and ask her about her visits to the Cayman Islands in the 80’s and 90’s.