We interviewed an employee who joined Human Incubator.
I’m not only listening to work and company in the Philippines, but also about my private life.
Why did I join the company?
I have always wanted to live abroad, With this dream in mind, I found myself applying to various industries and jobs after only four months of language study. The day before I was about to return to Japan, I suddenly recieved a very unexpected job offer from HII. I still remember how surprised I was that they’ve hired me given that I do not possess any academic qualifications. I had never imagined that I could be a consultant in any of my future plans and so I’ve decided to join the company immediately while treating everything as a challenge to me and as a learning experience to have.
To be frank, I couldn’t remember anything right after I was hired. For Once I put my mind on something I’m already decided I just couldn’t see the rest that could happen and just go along with it. So, before I knew it, I am already living and working in the Philippines up until this very moment.
I do mainly work on the Marketing field which includes giving support to Japanese companies inside and out of the Philippines. I am more on field work than in the office.
Unfortunately, due to this Pandemic, many of our clients weren’t able to enter to the Philippines. For this, I am now involved directly in helping the clients in all kind of processing that’s needed to be done within Philippines.
We all do get along with each other very well, we also goes out to grab some drinks after shift and I even made a surprise visit to my boss’s home on his birthday.There were many different types of staffs working in here, that includes me. Some of which were very cheerful but there were some who were seems to be quiet and more reserved. Everyone understands each other well and also works together pretty well.
When costumers visits us from Japan, everyone are usually friendly and very much helpful. Additionally, it’s so good to witness that the Filipino staffs are always eagerly willing to converse in Japanese which they’ve learned personally on their own.
I do love Summer season and so is the beauty of the ocean itself. For this, whenever I have a spare time and energy, I make time on going to resorts and have some drink along the beach.
Additionally, my Filipino friends would take me to some local places where tourists don’t usually visits. Sometimes, we would also go at my Boss’s place to grab some BBQs.
In Japan, I didn’t feel the need to ride a motorcycle or drive a car at all, and I thought I would never need to get a driver’s license, but I got one in the Philippines. That made me have a new hobby. I do go to work by motorcycle commute and at the same time resting one to have a tour along the coast everytime I travel.
Moreover, In Japan, I usually feel stressed out and would be ill once every few months, but since I went to the Philippines, A huge number of my Japanese friends would usually tell me that I do look really happy.
Why did I join the company?
With the 10 years experience I currently have, I am a life-long learner and still seeking for extensive accounting experience, especially tax matters and financial planning. I believe Human Incubator Inc. can further develop and utilize my skills and mold me to a competent CPA, manager and team member.
I’m a Back-office Team Manager handling four CPAs and an accounting assistant who are responsible for the general accounting and bookkeeping functions of a client which includes the maintenance of accounting and bookkeeping data required as basis in the preparation of Financial reports. I also lead the Marketing Team who are responsible for meeting and exceeding target goals.
This is a dynamic company culture where employees are eager to succeed and will encourage me to think deeply. There are lively conversations happening and lots to be learned. I will be expected to grow in my role and help the team evolve.
I love playing volleyball during weekends and watching movies when I feel a bit down. I am eager to learn Japanese and can practice with my Japanese colleagues during drinking sessions.