What's your job about?
CSC is responsible for the superannuation of Australia’s public service and defence force. My role is supporting my team in tracking and reporting on the performance of our investments.
The reports and summaries we generate help our investment team in their decision making process. The work involves working with people inside and outside the business, to guarantee we have all the information necessary to provide accurate outputs. Even though the work isn’t customer facing, I know that what we do is important to delivering better member outcomes.
What's your background?
I’m Canberra born and raised, and decided to stay in the city even longer by going to the ANU for uni. Before I landed this position with CSC, I did what many students did and worked a variety of casual hospitality jobs (working in a kebab van was definitely the highlight).
I started at CSC in 2020 as a graduate, and worked through various areas of the business. I rotated with my current team in the middle of 2020 and knew that by the end of the program that that was where I wanted to be. A position in the team opened in December, and I was encouraged to apply for it. I undertook the process and was able to land the role! I’ve now been with the team for two and a bit months, coming up on three.
Could someone with a different background do your job?
Probably not. The work isn’t particularly interesting or easy to grasp if you don’t have a finance background (plenty of people have attested to this).
The role and team are exposed to a variety of sectors and markets around the world. If you have the patience and are open to learning different things, there’s a lot you might learn from this job.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
Liaising and working with people around the world to solve problems. Regardless of our background or educational history, we’re adults working through these problems together.
What are the limitations of your job?
There are periods of the month or week where work can flood in! While there’s a lot to juggle, the team is there support to each other, and we get through it all together.
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