Profica’s strength lies in the diversity of our workforce and we’re proud to have many exceptional women in our team blazing a trail in the construction industry. We’re celebrating every one of them this Women’s Month as we getting to know some of them even better – starting with Miranda Smous, our financial controller.
Miranda, what does your role at Profica entail?
I am a Financial Controller, I offer administrative and financial support to our PM’s on projects.
What is your favourite part of working at Profica?
Interacting with the people. Profica has such a wealth of knowledge, there’s always an opportunity to learn, from day to day meetings to simple “What’s Up? chats in the passages or over coffee in the kitchen.
How did you start your career in the property industry?
I started as a Senior Bookkeeper at Profica in 2016, this was my first position in the property sector and I totally fell in love with the idea of creating something tangible that will still be around for years to come.
What do you believe your greatest strengths are?
Definitely my tenacity. This trait was cemented by serving in the army for three years. I have a “Can-Do” attitude and never give up regardless how long things might take or dreams to be realised.”
What has been the biggest success of your career so far?
My whole journey has been remarkable, from starting as a receptionist when I left the Defence force to ending up as a Financial Controller, even without any accounting background. I have been presented with a wonderful opportunity which I grabbed and ran with.
What really inspires you?
Learning new things and making a difference, that gives me purpose and drive in life.
What do you believe you think you’re good at, outside of work?
I love cooking, whether I’m good at it is another story! I’ve been told I’m a good listener and great advisor and could actually do well as a motivational speaker.
What are the greatest challenges you’re dealing with right now?
Keeping my 10 and 5 year olds positive as well as mentally and physically stimulated in the uncertain times we are faced with and trying to juggle my work and home life.
How would you like to see the industry change in the next ten years?
I would totally love to see more women in senior positions, who are comfortable in their own skin and not trying to speak or act like men, but rather applying their unique female qualities and embracing their femininity.