Alethia Coke: Goal oriented

All Woman

ALETHIA Coke is the manager – finance & planning at the First Rock Group.

AW: What was your first job?

AC: My first job was at Victoria Mutual Building Society as an accounting clerk, where I carried out numerous tasks across the various areas in the department. I was, and still am, always eager to learn and go beyond expectations.

AW: What would you say is your best career achievement to date?

AC: My best career achievement to date is being in my current role at First Rock Capital Resource Ltd as manager – finance and planning. This has afforded me the opportunity to hone my skills and expand my knowledge base as there have been a myriad areas that I am being exposed to.

AW: When would you say you have worked the hardest? AC: Throughout my career, I have been involved in a number of projects at various organisations to assist in upgrading the accounting and investment software. These projects demanded time, hard work and commitment to see them through to fruition. Experiencing these successfully implemented projects is the reward in itself.

The harder you work for something, the greater you will feel when you accomplish it.

AW: What is your go to place/thing/quote for inspiration/motivation?

AC: The beach is where I am able to clear my mind, refocus and reenergise. I am always motivated by the following quote, “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” by Joshua J Marine.

AW: What is your advice to young women who are looking to pursue a career in your field?

AC: Ensure that accounting and finance is a field that you are passionate about. Do not be discouraged when the work seems insurmountable. Be goal-oriented — create strategies around achieving your goals and work towards them. Your work ethic and attitude are key drivers of success.

Comments

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
Jamaica Health, Beauty, Weddings & Motherhood Stories for the Jamaican Woman - Jamaica Observer - All Woman - JamaicaObserver.com

Back to Top