Wai Mun Cheong

Business & Integration Architecture Senior Analyst

Singapore


"Seize every opportunity that comes your way. Try rather than give up. If you hesitate, ask yourself, ‘Why not?’"

What I do

In my role as a business and integration architecture senior analyst, I help companies transform enterprise functions, such as finance and human resources (HR), so they can future-proof their business.

Currently, I work as part of a global team bringing a client’s HR function to the cloud through SAP SuccessFactors. I help move their HR data from a legacy platform to the SAP SuccessFactors platform. In the process, my team and I also transform their data to enable them to turn information into insights quickly.

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A day in my life

I start my workday by switching on two laptops, one that’s Accenture-issued and another that is client-provided. Both have secure systems that enable me to protect confidential and proprietary information. I use one or the other depending on my work and whom I’m meeting!

I use the client-provided laptop to coordinate with our client, other stakeholders, as well as my data migration lead and teammates on our project status, and discuss any issues via a daily stand-up call. I feel happy knowing I’m helping the client migrate quality data into their SAP SuccessFactors platform, which will help them create a better employee experience.

As my day unfolds, I use the Accenture laptop to coordinate with Accenture teammates outside of my client project to help develop new initiatives for Accenture’s Technology Analyst Program (TAP). TAP prepares new joiners for client projects. It’s a privilege to be playing a role in their company journey!

My typical workday didn’t use to look like this. Just a few years ago, I held an HR role, which I took right after college graduation. I had completed a degree in Information Systems Management but thought I lacked enough savvy to make a difference in the business industry. It was a notion that led me to avoid IT roles!

This changed when I chanced upon Accenture’s Graduate Career Opportunity posting on LinkedIn. I knew Accenture helps improve businesses around the world, a role that I would love! I thought of taking the opportunity and asked myself “Why not?” I decided to explore my possibilities of work in the company by talking to managers and even a managing director at Accenture.

Taking the leap, I decided to switch to a tech career path at Accenture! Immediately, I began learning technology delivery methodologies through TAP. With the help of coworkers and mentors, I advanced my knowledge and skills through project experience. I also took various professional certificate programs.

My efforts paid off when I became part of a multiskilled team executing a SuccessFactors Go-Live project. I traveled to Kuala Lumpur to work with teammates from Australia, India and Singapore. It was an exciting experience—one where my teammates and I bonded over work. We also enjoyed leisure time together by exploring the beautiful sights of Malaysia on weekends.

Fostering an open mind, plus an attitude of learning made my career shift possible. By setting aside “I can’t” and asking myself, “Why not,” I brought my career to places I only dreamed of before.

"Fostering an open mind, plus an attitude of learning made my career shift possible. By setting aside “I can’t” and asking myself, “Why not,” I brought my career to places I only dreamed of before."

My advice

Seize opportunities with an open mind. You’ll never know what you can achieve if you never try.

Learn as much as you can from every role and project. Give it your best; doing so will help you decide the next right steps to take.

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