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April 3, 2013

Staff Profile: Rachel Shen, Accounts Payable Coordinator


How long have you been at Soulpepper and tell us a little bit about what you do.

I’ve worked for Soulpepper since May 2011 as an Accounts Payable Coordinator. In general, I make sure that all our invoices are properly processed and are paid on time. This includes all vendor invoices as well as staff and petty cash reimbursements. This also means that I get to see all the interesting items that props and wardrobe buy! Oh, I also do a weekly box office settlement between Soulpepper and Young Centre.

What has your job consisted of lately?

We just finished our year-end audit process for both Soulpepper and Young Centre; and already have the signed financial statements for Young Centre. This week, besides of our March quarter end, we are going to do a little clean up in our finance office. You can imagine how much paperwork we have to file so I am planning to move all our 2009 & 2010 files to storage!

What kinds of shows/productions/events have you been involved in outside of work? 

Not many. This is my first job after I graduated from school. Before this job, I had never seen a live theatre performance. Now I really love being part of the audience!

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?  

Movies! Reality TV shows! (HGTV is my favorite channel). I also love to read books, mostly fiction. I usually spend 2-3 hours a day reading.

What do you love about being a part of the staff at Soulpepper?

I think Soulpepper is a home, a family to all of us who work here. People come from such different backgrounds, but still get along with each other. Everyone is so happy and friendly here. It’s so easy to find a smile and hear laughs around the office.