A tax advisor at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) could not make it to work one day, so an intern at the company was asked to fill in for him. The intern, Dionnie Headley, was not even planning to go into the field when she finished university — she had merely taken the internship to gain work experience while she pursued a degree in human resource management.
But she always had a knack for simplifying complex matters to her friends, so when she was asked to educate a client about his taxes on behalf of her absentee colleague, she stood up to the challenge. Today, as the managing director of the Sygnus Tax advisory team, founder of the TaxTech Institute, and an adjunct lecturer in the master of science in taxation programme at The University of the West Indies, Headley is happy that she accidentally stumbled upon her true calling of being a tax educator.
“Apparently, I did so well that they said to me, 'Why don't you do this?' and I thought it was a good match, because this was really like counselling people about their tax situation, which complemented what I was studying in HR. I always loved the math side of things anyway, so it was a good combination,” she told All Woman last week.
Article from: Jamaica Observer