Introducing the people behind the scenes at DPS, the company bringing you the Disability Support Guide and Talking Disability, to help you get to know us a little better and give insight into what we do. Next up in our Q&A series is our Accountant/Administration Officer, Rhiannon Chamberlain.
How long have you been with DPS?
I have been with DPS for nearly six months. It has been really good so far, everyone is really nice and the environment has been very comforting.
What is your role?
I do a little bit of everything, and a lot of it! I undertake accounting and payroll for the company but also cover some general administration duties as well, like calling clients for data collection and assisting people who contact the office.
What are some of the things you’ve learnt in this role at DPS?
Everything I do in my current role I have learnt at DPS. I feel very supported here. It is nice to learn new things and grow in my skills. I have a lot of room to learn and grow further.
Why did you join DPS?
Originally, I applied for the reception position at DPS, however, they saw I had previous experience dealing with some financial duties, so they thought this role would be a better fit for me. I saw it as a chance to develop my skills in new areas. I never thought I would end up working in numbers, so it is an exciting challenge.
What is the best thing about working for DPS?
It really is the environment here at DPS, everyone is really lovely and up for a chat. I get along with everybody. It is a place that makes you want to work here.
Now for some lighthearted questions, what movie title best describes your life?
I would say the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. I spend a lot of time in the shops and when I am not, it's always online shopping. I am definitely a bit of a shopaholic. The clothes I like to buy most are shoes. I have a lot of shoes, which is funny because I tend to only wear one pair regularly because they are comfortable!
What’s the best way to start the day?
I find the best way to start the day is with a positive attitude and a cup of coffee, while listening to my favourite songs, which is anything from Lorde, my favourite artist.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
I am from England, so that can be quite interesting to Australians. When I was 17, I made the difficult decision to move to Australia with my mum. It was hard leaving behind the rest of the family, but I wanted a new experience in life and to find better opportunities for myself. Other than that, I have been to Poland. It was really cool, I would love to go back. It was beautiful, the streets were absolutely beautiful. I visited many of the museums in Warsaw, as well as the historical area of the city which they lit up at night and have music and dancing in the streets.