After two years with RSM, a technical accounting manager role opened up with an Australian-owned company based in the United States, Atlassian. I found the opportunity very exciting. It was one of those full-circle moments where I watched the company grow as a student in Sydney. Now I’m at their table in the United States with an offer to play an instrumental role on their team, working on exciting new projects and initiatives. Leaving RSM was a tough decision, but I couldn't pass up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with an Australian-owned company while remaining in the Bay Area and gaining that unique perspective and experience in my field. Since joining Atlassian, we've grown the team exponentially, and I've been able to apply the technical and collaboration skills I learned at RSM from a consulting perspective. I regularly use the client and team-building skills I learned and believe they really set me apart. I didn't realize these skills would help me in the industry as much as they have.
Reflecting on my career, I'm glad I moved to the United States and took the leap into technical accounting. If it weren't for RSM's opportunity to dive into the world of technical accounting, I wonder if I would have found the niche I enjoy so much today.
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