This week, we chatted with current Haystack student Rachel, to learn more about her career aspirations, why she joined the African Accounting Academy and her life outside of work!
Haystack: Which university are you attending and what is your major?
Rachel: My degree is from the Southern New Hampshire University, which I attended through the Kepler Program. My major is Business Management with a concentration in Logistics and Operations.
Haystack: Where are you working now and what is your role?
Rachel: I work at Clean Cooking Company of Rwanda, formally known as Inyenyeri. I am currently an Office Management Associate and acting Procurement Associate. I also act as a petty cash custodian at the Inyenyeri Rubavu office.
Haystack: How has the African Accounting Academy impacted your day-to-day work?
Rachel: The African Accounting Academy course has boosted my knowledge about taxes, cash disbursements, risk management and other topics. What I’ve learned has helped me to avoid losses and improve our petty cash disbursement process in my current job as a petty cash custodian.
Haystack: What are your career goals?
Rachel: I want to be an accounting professional.
Haystack: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Rachel: I love business! I take most of my free time reading interesting books and articles about business and running simple businesses.
Haystack: What are your hobbies outside work and studying?
Rachel: Outside of work and studying, I love reading gospel and business books.
Haystack: Any books you’ve read recently that you’d recommend?
Rachel: “The Richest Man in Babylon”. It talks about 10 principles to getting rich. It advises people to spend less than they make and use saved money to earn other money, investing your ability to earn more among others.
Thank you, Rachel, for taking the time to talk to us and good luck completing the African Accounting Academy course!