Rhiannon Graham


  • Email: careers.nz@charteredaccountantsanz.com
  • Campus: Massey University, Albany, Auckland.

Rhiannon Graham

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting.

Why did you want to become a CA Student Rep?

I want to become a Chartered Accountant through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand after I graduate, so what better way to get involved within the professional body than becoming a Student Rep? My friend is also a Rep, and he suggested that I should apply! I had also been to a few CA ANZ events, and they also sponsor the Massey University Accounting Club of which I am a part of, and so I have been able to learn from them what it would be like to work as a Student Rep.

How do you want to make a difference in the world?

I wish to make a difference to the world through the changing face of accounting. Technology is undoubtedly changing the role of an accountant, and I want to help with the personal change that must happen too. Whatever changes that will happen to the accounting industry I want to be there and be a prominent part of the implementation for the company that I will be working in the future.

What are your career/life aspirations?

I would love to be a head accountant with the possibility of being CFO of a large corporation, that's the dream!

If you had any advice for your fellow students about tackling university or preparing for the 'real' world, what would it be?

If you do not do well with the structure of exams as I do then I would say, study more throughout the semester than you think you need to. There is nothing wrong with knowing something before you need to learn it!

What do you wish other people knew about studying business/accounting?

It will take you to more places than you could possibly imagine! It will take you to any industry/interest and all over the world!