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Christine Roelofs

Senior Sector Analyst
I work with numbers and people
Industry
Construction and infrastructure, Energy, gas and oil, Mining and Resources
Company
Ventia
Job Level
Senior
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About me

  • Regional Background

I always knew I liked numbers because numbers are very black and white.  I am not the creative or imaginative type so understandable why I was attracted to Accounting.  I have followed the very traditional path starting with a Graduate role along side University studies then only my CPA.  During the years I have progressed through different Finance roles to where I am now.

I have never thought much about role changes and opportunities mostly come when I least expect it. I just focus on each role and working to the best of my ability and learning. 

However, very recently I started getting serious about career planning.  I now have a path with deliberate moves to get me to a certain point within 5 years.  It’s the question I have never known the answer to – ‘Where do you want to be in 5 years?’  And now in my 40’s I can finally answer that.

About my role

  • Analytical
  • Focused
  • Independent
  • Logical
  • Practical

The Analyst role at Ventia assists and supports the entire Finance function for the Sector.  Tasks can be split into recurring tasks and adhoc tasks.  Recurring tasks cover items such as monthly reporting, forecasting, budgeting. Adhoc tasks change from day to day and bring diversity to the role.  Most of the tasks relate to either consolidating, analysing, challenging and co-ordinating activities for Infrastructure Services Finance.  To achieve this, the role works across all business process areas and across all levels of the of the Sector including closely with a team of Senior Finance Managers and an Analyst to assist in delivering maximum business value.

Adhoc tasks branch out and involve the Operations teams and provide another level of stakeholders.  

Stakeholder management, time management and problem solving are key traits required for the role.

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Education

  • High School Certificate
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • CPA accreditation

Hobbies

  • Camping
  • Gardening
  • Gym
  • Running

Pets

  • 1 Dog
  • Chickens

15 year old me!!

“Know yourself! Embrace yourself! Be true to yourself! Understand your strengths, your values, roles you enjoy, your personality, how you make decisions and where you can focus your development. Don’t try to fit a mould. The world needs diversity.”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Started in Accounting firm
  2. Moved into Company Accounting as Graduate
  3. Completed my studies (degree and CPA)
  4. Stepped up to Finance Manager status
  5. Stepped up to next level

My employer

Ventia's service capability spans the full asset lifecycle – from design, minor capital works and operations and maintenance, asset management and facilities management, through to decommissioning – complemented by technology-enabled solutions and deep technical expertise.