Congratulations to Resthaven Residential Services Accountant, Tom Lynas, who recently completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA Finance) at the University of South Australia.
Tom joined Resthaven more than ten years ago, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).
‘I started out working in for-profit businesses, but I didn’t like how they put profits over people,’ he says.
‘I chose Resthaven because it is a not-for-profit community service. I like that profits aren’t distributed to shareholders, but instead, invested right back into the organisation.’
‘I get tremendous satisfaction from the things we achieve.’
‘We are surrounded by great staff, who care for residents and clients just like they would their own family members.’
Graduating in the top 15% of students this year, Tom was invited to join ‘Golden Key’, an international collegiate honour society with more than 2 million members. He was also accepted into the UniSA Executive Partners Program, an industry-based mentoring program.
At the end of his study, Tom was invited to attend lectures in China, at one of China’s top universities, Peking University.
Tom was delighted that Resthaven supported him to achieve these goals, saying, ‘I looked into undertaking my MBA several years ago, and I was so pleased when I found out that the Resthaven Professional Development Fund could support some of my postgraduate studies.’
The Resthaven Professional Development Fund supports eligible employees with financial assistance to complete professional development activities. It has certainly benefited Tom, along with many other Resthaven employees.
‘Resthaven really values staff,’ says Tom. ‘It supports them in further education and lifelong learning. This is a real benefit.’