Job title: Senior Finance Manager
Hometown: Harbin, China
How long have you worked at LFS/UBC?
5 years at LFS, 9 years at UBC
Let’s talk work…
Describe what you do for LFS:
General financial operation, faculty budget planning, and I contribute to strategic decision-making.
What are you currently working on?
The procurement modernization project with UBC Financial Operation.
What do you enjoy the most about working for LFS?
I like the overall working environment here, everyone is friendly and always supportive.
What challenge have you dealt with that you are most proud of?
During 2015/16 Financial Year, we developed and implemented a new budget model. It took us a while to roll the new model out, but at the same time it was a good opportunity for us to learn about each program/unit. I’m glad to see the new model helped the faculty regain a healthy financial position.
Let’s get personal…
How do you like to recharge?
Walking, watching movies or Asian drama series.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Time travel would be cool – either travel to the past to actually witness history, or to the future to see what the world is like.
What was a favourite vacation or trip you’ve taken?
I had a summer job in a travel agency back to 1997, and earned my first trip to Beijing.
What was the last book you read?
Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
What’s one thing your co-workers don’t know about you?
I studied drawing for many years when I was a student. I’m hoping I can pick it up again some time in the future.
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