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Meet The MIA Team – Marian Claire Rodriguez

10 Dec 2019 12:00 | Anonymous
The Accountant – The Future Professional Accountant in Business. Autumn 2019 (MIA Publication)
Who are you and where do you come from? What are your qualifications?
I am Marian, a cheeky designer who came from Venezuela to live in this lovely country in the summer of 2017. I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Integral Design; now I started qualifications to specialise more into the Digital Marketing world.


I know you are wondering “Why Malta?”, (this is the most common question I get) so, Malta is a growing and productive country full of opportunities for young professionals and, at 24, all I wanted to do was grow up professionally. After two years, I am still here and feel that I have made the right choice. At the moment my country is not in its best times, especially if you want to develop a professional career; when I think of that and of all the things I have been through, I feel truly grateful for all the opportunities that Malta, and also the MIA, have given me.
What is your role at the MIA?
I am the face behind every MIA’s communication channel, I am MIA’s Design and Communications Executive. I participate in the creation of designs and marketing strategies to increase and promote value by the Institute to its members through all the digital media.
What motivates you to do your job effectively?
My main motivation is the passion I feel for design since I love what I do. So, I always have this feeling of constant self-improvement, I constantly perceive everything in a positive way, and I see negativity as an opportunity to be better.
What does the Accounting Profession mean to you?
If you had asked me this questions two years ago I would not have known what to say, but I have been surrounded by accountants during the past years, and today I can honestly say that I really admire the constant effort that accountants are required to make in order to cover the requirements of every business. They put everything in order so it can keep up with changes over time, and that is just admirable.
Sometimes I can relate it with my industry because, just like in the digital world, accountants must be under constant training and up-to-date with everything related to the changing financial world. This might be challenging, because there is a lot to cover (I know this because I am the one promoting the CPE events and conferences), but I know that being passionate about their job, drives them to give the best and, for this, I really appreciate the profession’s efforts.
What is your life motto?
It is from a song actually, and I have it tattooed: “there’s no need to complicate because our time is short”. I think life is too short not to do what you love; surround yourself with things and people that inspire you and make you feel happy; life might bring some hard times, but there’s always something awesome coming after that.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I spend most of my time with my dog; I love nature; I paint and sometimes I like to write about life; I enjoy travelling; I am a cinema and music lover, and I also like videogames; I am a geek! A chic one, though.
How do you contribute to the MIA’s mission?
Apart from the job duties I do on a daily basis, I put my efforts on spreading happiness and joy among my colleagues. We have become a very close team and I am constantly making jokes and telling fun stories. Sometimes I just say my favourite Maltese words just to make them laugh, because let’s face it: Maltese people are the best and the MIA will always have a special place in my heart.
               
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