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Brooke Brunner

2017 Graduate Accountant

Brooke fell in love with accounting in year 11 which led her to study a degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting at Swinburne. In April 2017 she applied for the Graduate Accountant role at Civilex – back then a small finance team located in Hoppers Crossing that has rapidly expanded to 20 within 18 months with a move to a new head office in Spotswood. And the rest is history. After being mentored by the Finance Manager and exposed to what Brooke describes as “everything” she now occupies the role of Accountant.

Brooke plans on continuing being open to anything and everything and learning more about the industry Civilex and Conset play in. “Since moving to our new head office, we have a modern open office space that has really assisted me being able to build more relationships and collaborate with different people not only in finance but in other departments too.” Brooke has her eyes set on climbing the finance ladder and becoming a Finance Manager for the company.

Brooke is currently progressing towards completing her CA (chartered accountants), which involves full-time study on top of full-time work. Once complete, Brooke will be able to, but not limited, give advice, audit accounts and provide information about financial records.

She appreciates the effort that senior management places on staff wellbeing and work-life balance by getting people together more often and being a socially responsible company. “The Civilex social calendar is great – an extensive calendar full of events and worthwhile opportunities for staff to get involved in together that changes each year. I’m keen to get involved in days where we help feed the hungry with our BBQ truck. I just feel that we’re one massive family – it’s the best workplace I’ve ever worked in!”