and aerospace may seem like unlikely bedfellows but are all in a day’s work for
Dina Madorsky (BCom, Class of 2009). Dina is a Project Accountant at
multinational company, Thales Group where she services maritime and aerospace
naval projects out of the Garden Island Naval Base.
I made my career choice because...
Accounting and IT both run in my family. I chose accounting because
it's logical, challenging and useful in all walks of life. I work for a company
called Thales Australia (formerly ADI Ltd) part of Thales Group, an
international electronics and systems group. In the Australian market it
specialises in defence and transport providing solutions, products and services
to these areas.
I'm based on the Garden Island Naval Base, where the navy has a fairly
large dockyard for repairing ships. Currently, I'm in transition between my
naval and aerospace projects. Essentially I provide management and financial
accounting to the project teams looking after the variety of projects that
happen at and around the naval base. Seeing these massive ships out of water
being repaired and knowing that I play a major part in making sure that it all
runs smoothly is a very rewarding job!
If I had known then what I know now I would
Probably worried less about exam results. Sleepless nights are just not
worth it between work and study!
The greatest lesson of my career so far has been...
Being nice to the admin people. Their power is grossly
My most exhilarating experience...
Has been travelling the world and enjoying everything that different
cultures have to offer.
My biggest unrealised wish is...
To have learnt to ride a bicycle when I was a kid.
Others say I am...
A very driven, easy going person, who enjoys life to the fullest. I've
recently been nominated for the Next Generation Award by senior management for
my contribution to Thales Australia. The Next Generation Award nomination
recognises the high achievers in the firm as people who are deemed to be the
ones that will carry the organisation into its next lifecycle. This nomination
is very rare for a finance field in an engineering company and it was fantastic
to be acknowledged for all the hard work.
You may be surprised to know...
I’m also currently on Board of the National Association for Visual
My first love has been and will always be for the arts. It's always
been part of my upbringing. How does someone working in a fairly rough masculine
culture then go on to deal with a completely different breed of people in
artists? I ask myself that question every day.
As a child, my parents have always had me involved in dancing, painting
and theatre. Knowing there is no possible way of me making money in the arts,
because I was never talented enough in anything I did, I've decided to help the
arts make a little money to be able to support the fantastic Australian talent
that is out there.
At the moment I am inspired by...
My boss. She's a great manager, has immaculate taste in fashion and has
two kids without a nanny.