Debra Junio

Debra Junio

Senior Manager, Reserve Accounting


Mutual of America

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I graduated grade school and high school at the top 1% of my class.
During college, I was consistently on the Dean's list and received numerous academic awards.
Hired as a bookkeeper in a real estate law firm while in college.
I graduated college Magna Cum Laude.
Hired as a junior accountant at Mutual of America after graduating from college.
Have received several promotions and am now a Senior Manager.

Education

High School
Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
CUNY York College

Career

Senior Manager, Reserve Accounting

Responsible for the overall fund accounting process and monitoring reserves of the Company.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Business
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

A great day for me is when my department meets all of our deadlines and everybody works together to make it possible.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I use Excel and Access heavily in my work. I have attended various trainings in these computer applications offered by my company's training department to learn and take advantage of their different features and to help me perform effectively in my job. I am always willing to learn and never hesitate to ask questions from my colleagues and superiors.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I advise taking courses in accounting even if you're not a business, accounting or finance major. Knowing basic principles of accounting can be beneficial regardless of which career path you would like to take and this is something that can be applied in your daily life.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should attend a private or big university so you can land the job you want."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial