Employee Spotlight: Michelle, Finance Executive
Michelle is in Web Imp as a Finance Executive. She is a strong learner and not afraid to push her boundaries to explore new things!
What is your Role, and what are the things you do in web imp?
My name is Michelle Chua, and I am the Finance and HR Executive here in Web Imp.
Can you tell me your journey thus far?
I was interested in Finance/Accountings since I was 17 years old. I went to ITE and chose NITEC in Finance Services in 2015.
After I graduate, I went to one of Singapore’s telecommunication companies to work as an Administrative while waiting for my results to pursue Accountings in Higher NITEC. I was 0.2 points away to entering into the course I wanted.
What do you most enjoy doing at web imp?
During lunch time, we will gather to play games like ‘Overcooked’ on our Nintendo Switch or sing karaoke with our karaoke set. We always have so much fun together! Hehe.
What are some challenging parts of your job?
I had zero knowledge in Accountings, so I struggled learning in the fast paced environment that we have in Web Imp. I tend to be very forgetful too.
What are some tips that you can provide to someone who wants to take on a role like yours?
Always take notes and do voice recording when needed. Like I said before, I am very forgetful so taking notes and having those voice recording really helped me throughout the process of learning.
What are the things you did in Web Imp that you are most proud of?
For now, I custom made the company’s bank account number stamp to stamp on every cheque we receive to avoid human error.
What are some lessons/things you have learned in Web Imp that you didn’t know before?
Method versus Direction. Which is more important?
I used to be the kind of person that think Method is more important and ignore the Direction that I was going. But after I joined Web Imp, I realised that Direction is very important too. Therefore, I always ask myself what is the outcome/results that I want and follow the Direction.
Which areas do you think you grew the most?
I definitely gained more knowledge in Accountings as Web Imp hired an accounting consultant to guide me through any difficulties I might face and also helped me with the upgrading of our internal financial system.
What plans do you have in terms of career path next?
I wish to stay and grow alongside my directors and colleagues to bring Web Imp to greater heights!
What do you wish to learn next, or want to have the chance to do?
Photography. I have always been interested in Photography as I like to capture the moment that matter most. Every time I look back at the photos, I will start reminiscing about the time when the moments were captured.
There is a quote that struck a cord with me. “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams
What is your favourite blog, social page, YouTube page where you get inspiration?
What do you enjoy doing / watching / playing in your off times?
I enjoy playing mahjong and watching Netflix during my off days!
Something unique or interesting about you.
I love to collect GTR Car Model and would love to own it in the future.
What are your core values and beliefs?
YOLO – You Only Live Once
I don’t want to regret the chances that I did not take.