Career Insights from Asset Living Controller Crystal Chege

Asset Living
Dec 19, 2022
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Career Insights from Asset Living Controller Crystal Chege

Asset Living Controller Crystal Chege has worked at Asset Living for a little over a year and half and has been in the accounting industry for nearly 12 years. In this blog, Chege shares her past career experiences, industry involvement, lessons learned along the way, and how the Asset Living values truly reflect her own personal mottos and beliefs.  

Can you share a few of your career highlights?

My career background has been primarily in construction accounting. I spent 10 years working in the construction industry, where I worked in an entry-level position as an accountant all the way to Chief Financial Officer. In this field, I have guided and managed a team of 25 accounting professionals as we worked through acquisitions.

Before coming to Asset living, I thought my passion aligned with construction accounting. After working in property management for less than a year, I can now say that this industry has uncovered a new passion for me.

What are some of your greatest work memories or what has been the most rewarding part of your career?

The most rewarding part of my career was building an accounting team to support a merger. I hired and trained ten new employees who all turned out to be great team members.

What has been some of the best career advice or lessons learned throughout your career?

A difficult job becomes easy when you work as a team. There is so much to learn from other people but when you work alone you can miss valuable opportunities.

Lastly, which of our four core value(s) at Asset Living – drive, honesty, impact and family – resonates most with you personally and/or professionally?

Family resonates with me the most. When I started with Asset living in March, my daughter had been in the hospital’s NICU for 5 months. She was discharged 2 days before her first birthday. Throughout her NICU journey, my new Asset Living family was so incredibly supportive. They encouraged me to work from the hospital to spend more time with her, requested pictures and updates regularly, and were understanding when I couldn’t join a meeting because I had to meet with her team of eight doctors.

Asset Living gave me a new definition of family. Someone can become family even after knowing them for less than one month. It’s about being human and simply caring for someone as if they were your family member.

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