Life at Deloitte
Rod Lester DeGuzman | Southeast Asia—Philippines
Tell us about your career path at Deloitte (How long have you worked for Deloitte, how has your career evolved?)
In my time with Deloitte Southeast Asia, I have learned more than I could ever ask for. During my four years with the firm, I have progressed from Audit Associate to Audit Senior, and have been fortunate to work with several partners, managers, seniors and associates, with variations in knowledge, skills and experiences. I have had the opportunity to gain experience in different industries, which includes financial services, fund audit, manufacturing, consumer business, transportation and logistics, construction, business process outsourcing, and telecommunication.
What is it about working for Deloitte that inspires you the most?
The journey that revolves around teamwork, a spirit of getting the job done, and always doing right for our clients.
How do you feel that you have been able to make an impact while working at Deloitte?
I can humbly say that I am so happy mentoring young professionals and I have created an impact that is worth remembering.
List your proudest professional and personal achievements.
One of my proudest professional achievements is being a consistent team member and taking advantage of opportunities that opened doors to participate in mobility programs in other countries; enjoying exposure to their cultures, traditions, and languages; and finding effective ways to communicate and collaborate.
What is one thing that people might be surprised to learn about you?
What work colleagues might not realize is that I am a young man who loves to chill on Friday nights, who really loves to travel and visit different places, climb mountains, swim and discover the unseen.