Before joining The Final Step, Yin worked for a major supermarket chain. She is a qualified accountant (CPA) in her native Myanmar and has subsequently qualified in the UK as an ACCA and done an MSc in Accounting with Finance at South Bank University. She came to the UK to learn English, gain international experience and accountancy qualifications.
Two minute interview
What are your favourite pastimes?
Back home I enjoyed making all my own clothes but I don’t currently have a sewing machine so have to buy off the shelf. I’m looking forward to sewing again as soon as I can. I am also without my guitar which I used to play a lot. I played mostly modern music which is well recognised in Myanmar, though very few people in London would have heard of it.
Likes or dislikes?
I like learning languages. I speak Burmese, English and Mandarin. I have a friend who speaks French and I love the sound of it, so would like to start learning. The UK is only the second country I have visited, but France is not far away and I intend to take advantage of it being so close and go to Paris. Whilst I consider London a second home and am very happy living here, I do find the weather a problem. I’m used to sunlight and heat and it is difficult to get used to a summer that feels like winter. When the real winter comes that is particularly difficult.
My mum wasn’t too sure about me studying accountancy. However, when I took the British Council approved accountancy exam and got the second highest score in Myanmar she thought it might be worth me continuing my studies. And now here I am.