On Thursday 10 November, accountants are celebrated during International Accounting Day. These individuals help businesses make critical financial decisions and keep checks and balances in place throughout the year. At Excelsia, we are thankful to have number crunchers who collect, track and correct the company’s finances, including Assistant Accountant, Niel Valdez. We chatted to him about his role and what he likes about accounting.


How long have you been working at Excelsia for?

1 year and 8 months.


What’s a typical day look like for you? 

I spend my days mostly making sure the vendor tax invoice gets approved and paid on time. Then during the first week of the month I prepare for College month-end reporting. This is the busiest week in my work schedule.


What do you like about accounting?

I always love working with data and interpreting it for users. This is the reason why I like accounting.


What made you want to work in an accounting-based role?

You can easily branch out to any field if you have an accounting background. The flexibility accounting professionals have is what made me decide to work in an accounting-based role.


What’s the most satisfying part of your role?

The most satisfying part of my role is knowing I have provided my services to the College through preparing accurate financial report/data which will form the basis for making important policies and decisions for the College.


What does International Accounting Day mean to you? 

International Accounting Day is a day of recognition for accounting professionals and their contribution to our community.