Abdullah joins Capita TI as a Finance Assistant, working alongside the rest of the Finance team. Originally from Hong Kong, Abdullah tells us more about his professional career in Finance, why he joined Capita, and why he’d like to be a professional cricket player.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m originally from Hong Kong but a British National. I’m also an MSc Graduate from the University of Salford in Banking & Finance, and have always wanted to work in the Finance Sector. I’m part qualified ACCA and can speak 5 languages.
Why did you want to work in the language industry?
As I am originally from Hong Kong, I have come across many different cultures and the languages associated with them. I enjoy learning about different types of languages, and meeting people from all over the world. So joining Capita TI and working alongside people from multicultural backgrounds is a great experience for me!
Why did you want a role in Finance?
Working as a Finance Assistant will boost my confidence and allow me to learn more about financial activities. As I’m studying towards further ACCA qualifications, it should also give me a lot of experience to count towards my studies. I believe that working as part of a great Finance will lead me towards a successful career, as I’m constantly learning new things, as each day brings a new challenge.
What would you consider to be your biggest professional success?
So far, I would have to say becoming an ACCA member.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I’d love to be working as a chartered accountant, or working for one of the world’s top companies as an accountant.
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
I don’t usually wake up before 6.45am. To be honest I’m happy getting up early and going to work, as I always come across new things every day.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy playing club cricket, and I’m hoping to start playing for the Delph and Dobcross Cricket team (a team local to the Oldham area, where our office is based). I also enjoy going out with friends and travelling to different places.
If you weren’t a Finance Assistant, what would you love to be doing?
I’d love to play cricket for Lancashire! Otherwise, I’d like to work as a book keeper or as a salesman; travelling to different countries to meet with clients.