Chiaki earned a degree in Education in Japan and worked as a professional actor in Japan and the U.S., then went to Australia to earn her second degree in Arts Management. She joined Young Associates in 2008 after leaving the b current performing arts company as General Manager. Currently at Young Associates, she manages over 20 clients. Besides having completed both Quickbooks and Simply Accounting advanced seminars, she consistently attends seminars organized by CRA, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Canadian Payroll Association, among others. Outside of her regular work, she has been enjoying working as a special event volunteer for the David Suzuki Foundation.
She is originally from Japan, and lived in the U.S. and Australia before coming to Canada in 2005. As a professional actor, she was a resident actor at the Subaru Theatre Company and worked mainly in contemporary theatre with some TV, radio, and other media work. She was involved in international co-productions and also worked as an interpreter/translator. With her arts management degree, Chiaki acquired skills in all areas of business management (finance, project, administration, law, marketing, human resources, front of house) as well as accounting. At Young Associates she has built on her accounting knowledge, further developing her skills in accurate and accountable record keeping and bookkeeping.
A bit more about Chiaki…
Least relevant work experience: Chiaki has a wide-ranging background, including being a professional actor and calligraphy teacher in Japan, a student counselor at the foreign student agency in Australia, and acting as a Japenese-English interpreter.
Tips and tricks for getting around the city from client to client: “Walking is the best!”
De-stressing after a long day: Chiaki’s advice? Sleeping.
Recommendations for what to do in Toronto: Visit the ROM and the Green Living Show.