Daniel Xu, Bachelor of Business (BBus) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

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Daniel Xu studied Bachelor of Business (BBus) at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand and graduated in 2000. He is now working at Air New Zealand as a Financial Accountant. After working for 20 years, he decided to take another course at AIS in order to fulfil the requirements of CAANZ and CPA Australia membership.

We caught up with him to talk about his student journey and career development in New Zealand.

Daniel Xu – BBus Alumni 2000 – Financial Accountant at Air New Zealand.

How did you gain employment in New Zealand?

I was employed by a five-star hotel Stamford Plaza after graduating from BIB ( BBus) programme. I moved step by step from night audit to general cashier and accountant. After 15 years working for Stamford Plaza, I decided to move on to take a job opportunity at Air New Zealand and work as Financial Accountant.

Do you have any challenges in your new job?

Working in the airline industry is very different from that in the hospitality industry. The airline industry is more complicated in terms of the system. We use it a lot for reconciliation and investigating, and dealing with the customers from all over the world.

What is your upcoming study plan?

When I studied BIB (BBus), I completed quite a few accounting papers. I need to study further in two more areas: Financial Reporting and Business Law. Although I have lots of work experience, I need to meet the requirements of Chartered Accountant. That’s the reason I come back to AIS again.

What is the key to success in employment in New Zealand?

I think the main thing is to interact more with local people instead of sticking with your own group. Teamwork is very important nowadays, you’re working with a team not working individually. You need to deal with people of different nationalities, different groups, and different stakeholders.

“I think the main thing is to interact more with local people instead of sticking with your own group. “

What is your advice to current students?

When you are at school, you should interact with different students and lecturers. This will help you build your confidence for  the future and learn how to communicate with people from all sorts of levels.

Thanks so much for your interview!

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Meet Daniel Xu – AIS Alumni 2000 – Financial Accountant at Air New Zealand.

Meet Daniel Xu – AIS Alumni 2000 – Financial Accountant at Air New Zealand.Daniel Xu studied Bachelor of International Business (BIB now BBus) at AIS and graduated in 2000. After graduating, Daniel got a job at Stamford Plaza. Daniel worked his way up from night audit to general cashier and then to accountant.Two and a half years ago, Daniel decided to leave Stamford Plaza to work for Air New Zealand as a Financial Accountant.Recently, Daniel joined AIS again to study two more courses: Financial Accounting & Reporting and Business Law. These two courses are what he needs to meet the requirements for him to become a Chartered Accountant (CA). The BBus (Accounting) (previously BIB) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). With careful selection of your electives you can satisfy the academic requirements for admission to CAANZ and CPA Australia membership, a big step toward becoming a Chartered Accountant. Learn more: http://ais.ac.nz/programmes/business/bachelor-of-business/#BBus, #CharteredAccountant, #StudyAIS

Posted by AIS Alumni on Sunday, 27 May 2018

Interviewer: Shan Zhong

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