Acting Manager, Operations Audit Section

  • Chartered Professional Accountant Designation.
  • With CPS for just over 2 years.

I know there are plenty of women like me out there that are passionate about helping people and making a difference in society.”

How do you find balance?

For me, the key is to spend quality time doing what you’re doing at the moment, and not get stressed by anticipation. For example, every morning when I drive my daughter to pre-school, I try to have a conversation with her about her upcoming day and what we see on the road. This way, I get to laugh with my daughter and see how her mind works, rather than stressing about the work load ahead of me. Same thing goes with work, I try my best to concentrate on work when I am present at work, and when it’s time to leave, I am able to go back to my husband and daughter 100%.

It is challenging to be a mom and a professional at the same time. Luckily, at CPS, we have a strong, diverse team that supports us. Sometimes merely talking to my colleagues and knowing I’m not alone can help a lot!

Along with the balance of work and home, are there other aspects of your life that you are mindful of balancing?

I was born and raised in China, and I moved to Canada shortly after high school graduation.  I am currently working on a book that tells the stories of my family, who have gone through great life challenges and prevailed. The purpose of writing the book is mainly for my daughter. I would like to make sure that she knows her legacy and can be equally proud of it as she is of being Canadian.

Why work at CPS?

I love being a public servant because I want make a difference in people’s life. I can think of no better organization to serve the public than CPS, because we touch people’s lives day in and day out. As boring as auditing may sound, our work at CPS Operations Audit improves the way we help people. I can proudly say that our work creates more value for citizens.

I would like to say that there is more than one way to follow your passion, and law enforcement requires a diverse skill set. Come and check us out!

What does a female perspective bring to the job?

I think a female touch to the “Auditor” role is very helpful. A big piece of our job is problem solving and systems improvement, and people are typically anxious as they are already very busy and likely frustrated by the problem they are dealing with. I always make sure that I go above and beyond to minimize the impact of my presence and my work, from finding efficiency in the way we work to maintaining constant communication, and problem solving with people rather than for people.