Meet Jenny Chen – Staff Profile

Meet Jenny Chen – Bookkeeper

I was born in China and studied in Singapore for high school before coming to Adelaide in 2002 to continue my university study (majoring in accounting and finance). I graduated in 2007 with my Master degree and did half a year of a PHD before deciding to give up because I didn’t want to study anymore.

I like Adelaide very much as it looks similar with my hometown, both have the ocean and seafood, mountain and fruit farms. That’s why I choose to live here and have my family here. I was a tutor at Adelaide Uni after my graduation, teaching accounting and finance. Then moved to accounting firms doing business services & taxation, where I got my CA & CPA qualification there. Whilst I worked in a Restaurant, doing front house, bar & bookkeeping. I also did wedding decorations & events for a year, until last year, I took a whole year break to get my body fit, and then decide to come back to work place just before Christmas.


What do you do at Axios?

As Bookkeeper, I look after the accounts receivables & payables, invoicing, bank reconciliations, payroll, cashflow updating, etc. I enjoy the work and like to play with numbers.


What do you do in your spare time?

Gym, yoga & cooking. Doing 3-4 times exercise every week after work to keep fit and slim. Also like to cook at home, especially the breakfast, I keep doing the breakfast every morning and take a photo to post on social media to encourage people to eat healthy.


Why did you choose Axios?

I liked it here when I first came, I was mad to feel very special and interesting. I hope my work and experience can service the company and it will also allow me a good opportunity to get in touch the commercial accounting.


What do you like most about Axios?

Working  with a group of smart &  kind people here, relaxing atmosphere, open space office. I am particularly looking forward a social party with all the staff!


What is your biggest achievement?

Lost 12kg within one month.


What is your favourite quote?

“Life is a foreign language, all men mispronounce it.”