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Spotlight with Paul Boghossian, Operations and Finance Manager

Cambridge Global Payments October 5, 2018

Tell me about your role at Cambridge and how does this position support Cambridge’s mission goals and success?

As the Operations and Finance Manager at Cambridge’s Sydney office, I ensure all things payment-related are processed correctly, from incoming payments to beneficiary templates, outgoing payments to everything in-between. This assists in achieving Cambridge’s goals and success by providing clients with accurate and prompt service which builds confidence and trust.

How has your previous experience led you to your operations and finance role today?

I’ve always known I would be in some type of finance role, as I enjoy the challenge of problem solving and finding solutions. I previously worked for an investment bank, and because I was exposed to a variety of different financial products, it provided me with the understanding and tools required to fulfill my current role.

What is it like working at Cambridge?

It’s great, we have a fantastic team locally in Sydney and everyone in the Toronto head office are always there to assist us.

What unique skills do you bring to the position?

While it is certainly not unique, I have a personality that is calm and methodical, and this allows me to tackle any issues that arise in a timely and organized manner.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

My team and colleagues, we assist one another as Cambridge’s success is what we all want.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

The biggest challenge I have is managing my time between Operations and Finance. I need to prioritize tasks and manage my time effectively. I am tackling that by grading the tasks on hand; the greater the impact/importance of the task for Cambridge, the higher I priorities them.

How do you have a good work life balance?

Setting time for both work and life can be a challenge. Our roles are no longer nine to five, my days are often longer than that. However, it’s key to have some downtime. To recharge I like to play or watch basketball whenever I have time.

Do you have a passion projects on the side when you’re not working at Cambridge?

Outside of work, my passion project is playing and coaching basketball. I coach a Men’s open age ranging from 19-30 years old and they play in division A in the Northern suburbs competition.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself continuing to grow with Cambridge. I hope to lead a larger team in a regional role in the future.

What advice do you have for someone looking to follow your footsteps?

Be patient and work hard, if you are dedicated you will achieve your goals.

 If you weren’t working in Finance what would you be doing?

I have a passion for food, so I would most likely be working in the hospitality industry, a nice little café or small bar.