Monday, January 28, 2008
Well, as I said at the end of my last blog, I must write about the great opportunities that I have had of late. Last month at my work we had our semi-annual meeting with the CEO of the company about the recent developments, happenings and state of the bank. He also at that time mentioned that the external auditors were at head office. So afterwards I talked to him a little bit to find out who PFF's external auditors are. This inquiry of mine led to a great opportunity. From this I was referred to the CFO of the company and was able to sit down with him at the beginning of this month for over an hour and have a career talk. He gave me tons of great advice and insight into my career in accounting and it truly was a great experience. He was such a kind and great man and I was amazed how accommodating he was with his time for me (CFO's are extremely busy). I also took some initiative to get connections through him for an internship with the firm that audits PFF (which is KPMG) and if that doesn't work out then I'll get set up with something internally. Also from this experience I had a couple nice chats with Ken Kirtley and was able to receive some great career advice from him a couple times over the past little bit (not to mention the help he gave me a while back with interviewing). So advice and opportunity-wise I have been greatly blessed and I can't wait to see what happens with all of it. There is some other exciting developments for Amanda and I coming up in February but it isn't anything sure so I'll wait till something happens to post on that. Thanks for reading.