People of PEMA | Sanni, Finance Assistant Trainee

Sanni started at Pemamek in September as a Finance Assistant Trainee while she also studies at the university. We had a chance to talk with her about the best parts of combining work and studies and what made her apply to Pema.

Can you tell us about your background and how you got interested in working at Pema?

I am a fourth-year student at the Turku School of Economics. I’m majoring in  Management Accounting. My minor subject in my bachelor’s degree was Information Systems and now in my master’s degree, it is Business Law. I dream about studying engineering someday, as I have always liked mathematics and its practical application.

I live in Turku, but I am originally from Loimaa. When I was younger, Pema was mostly the hall next to the jogging track for me, but the older I got the more I started to learn about Pema. The first time I was in Pema’s factory hall was when I was 16 when we came with Italian exchange students from our school to visit Pema.

I applied for a traineeship at Pema with an open application and started in September as a Finance assistant (trainee). I will also start writing my thesis for Pema next autumn. The topic will be international taxation, but it has not been narrowed down yet. I applied for a job here because there is a close link between production and the office. Here, the individual does not get lost in the masses or just repeat routine tasks, but the different projects bring with them a variety of work and challenges, also in my department in finance.

What has been the best part so far and have you been surprised by something?

I have enjoyed working at Pema. I get to do a wide range of financial management tasks, both internal and external accounting. My main task is assisting with international tax, but I also do monthly reporting for subsidiaries and other small assignments. I am sometimes even surprised by the responsibility I am given. I feel that I am valued and appreciated for what I do. It has also been nice to see how the things I have learned in university courses are reflected in my daily work here. On the other hand, I also feel that I learn something new every day.

How has it been to combine school and work?

At Pemamek it is possible to work also remotely. In addition, I can plan my working hours so that I can complete the exams required for my studies on time. This kind of flexibility is really important when you want to combine work and study!

At Pema, I have had the opportunity to do a wide range of tasks in both internal and external accounting. I feel that while my studies support my work at Pema, this job also supports my studies at the university. Working here increases my motivation to study, as I can put the knowledge I have gained at university into practice.

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