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Real Business : Issue 1 2010
cpacareers.com.au As a keen traveller, working and living in London ticks all the boxes for Katrina Mosca ASA. Knowing the importance of work / life balance, her adopted city covers this perfectly, as it allows her to grow professionally but at the same time be immersed in culture, travel and the madness that is the United Kingdom s capital. "[London] offers the ability to experience living among the hustle and bustle, yet provides the flexibility to change your landscape as frequently as you like, since Europe is, literally, on your doorstep," Katrina says. After completing a bachelor degree in economics at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Katrina went on to finish a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Katrina chose a career in accounting because she was looking for "strong, solid career progression, professional respect and transferable skills". "As a female," Katrina says, "it was attractive as it s a profession that allows oneself to continually build on the fundamentals and develop transferable and lifelong skills that can be utilised at differing points of life based on work / home / life balance." Katrina works in the heart of the city for MF Global at their central London office as a capital risk analyst. MF Global are a brokerage firm that deal in execution and clearing ser vices for exchange, traded and over- the-counter derivative products. In her role, she produces, processes, manages and submits all external reporting forms required for all United Kingdom entities as governed by the Financial Services Authority. She also reports the same for the MF Global Australian branch as required and governed by the Sydney Futures Exchange. Katrina s role involves working to strict deadlines, working with individuals from varying cultural and professional backgrounds and with competing ways of doing business, and delivering objectives to differing target audiences. Living and working overseas is allowing Katrina to reach her goals more quickly. "London is perfect for young professionals looking to add global experience to their CVs," she says. She is also able to "gain continual knowledge and experience through the roles I choose that, in turn, provide me with the professional recognition and rewards I deser ve". Katrina believes CPA Program allowed her to enhance and refine her skills as a professional and also "opened up doors locally and abroad and assisted in everyday advantages, such as enabling me to meet my visa requirements in the United Kingdom". "CPA Program has provided me with various opportunities to network and share my story with other CPA Australia members, in particular through contacts at CPA Australia Europe branch," she says. "It has enabled me to meet others like me who, in turn, have become friends and has marked me as a competitive candidate in an ever-changing and challenging marketplace." Katrina has the following advice for future CPAs: "Stay focused, do the hours and work required and the rewards will pay off. Being a CPA is an international qualification which, quite simply, will give you international recognition if you choose to seek it." MEMBER PROFILE: Katrina Mosca ASA LIVING, WORKING AND PLAYING IN LONDON WORKING IN THE EU ISN T JUST AN ADVENTURE ITCANGIVEYOURCVA COMPETITIVE EDGE. 9 LONDON IS PERFECT FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LOOKING TO ADD GLOBAL EXPERIENCE TO THEIR CVs More information, visit www.visitlondon.com/travel/work
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