Jessie Jiang, Accounts Payable Specialist at Alberici’s office in Burlington, Ontario, is celebrating 10 years at Alberici this month. In honor of this milestone, we asked her to share some thoughts about her time at Alberici.
What do you enjoy most about your role as an A/P Specialist?
I enjoy processing payments for suppliers and employee expense reimbursements as quickly as I can to make them happy and satisfied. A satisfied vendor is important for Alberici’s reputation and to ensure we are able to make future purchases. I also enjoy meeting deadlines to finish financial reports for month end, problem-solving, brain storming with my supervisor and negotiating with vendors.
Describe the path that brought you to your current role.
I started as a payroll clerk with Alberici as a co-op student when I studied at Mohawk College in 2004. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to obtain a position as an Accounts Payable Clerk when I graduated in 2005.
What do you like most about working in the construction industry?
As we like to say around here, “We Build Ontario.” A busy construction industry helps to keep the economy strong and Canadians working! I like the variety of interesting work Alberici performs and appreciate the encouragement and opportunities we have to visit our jobsites. I was so proud to visit the Toronto Airport site last month to observe part of the installation of the new luggage conveyor system.
What are you most proud of in your time at Alberici and why?
The company culture and family atmosphere have affected me in a very positive way. I am most proud of working for a company that provides the opportunity to learn and grow. Over the past ten years many changes have occurred, and I am proud of my confidence and ability to face new challenges and acquire the skills necessary to succeed. It seems that I learn something new every day.
If you were an office supply, what would you be and why?
I would like to be a computer. Computers are always changing and evolving to become better, faster and more efficient. Plus, they are capable of storing and maintaining much more knowledge and information than the human brain ever can!