We are pleased to spotlight Nancy Cheung, our meticulous Accounting & HR Manager at Banner Environmental. Since 2021, Nancy has managed a range of critical operations, including payroll, monthly AIA billing, corporate card expense accounts, and special projects. In her HR role, she handles onboarding, offboarding, benefits, and HR-related issues. Nancy appreciates Banner’s proactive approach to continuous learning and exploration, lauding the company’s supportive atmosphere.
Initially finding her professional footing in finance, Nancy’s career path was shaped by her first manager at Liberty Mutual, Richard, who encouraged her to pursue further accounting studies. A testament to her patience and communication skills, she overcame the challenges of interacting with field supervisors and crew during payroll processes by connecting with them on a personal level. She advises those starting in environmental services to ask questions, respect their colleagues, and value communication as the cornerstone of job success.
Beyond the professional sphere, Nancy takes immense pride in raising two smart, loving, and caring children. An avid reader with a penchant for psychological thrillers and historical fictions, she also enjoys working out and traveling. One of her major bucket list goals is to live in a small European town for a few years and teach a boot camp class. The locals might not know what’s hit them when Nancy’s international boot camp class has them trading baguettes and pasta for dumbbells and push-ups!
Let’s learn more about Nancy.
What are your job responsibilities?
I manage payroll, monthly AIA billing, corporate card expense account, and special projects. On the HR side, I’m responsible for onboarding, offboarding, benefits, and any HR-related issues.
When did you start working at Banner Environmental Services?
What do you like about Banner Environmental and the Environmental Services Industry?
I love that Stephanie and Stephen encourage employees to continue learning and exploring in their jobs. I also work with great people and Banner is a fun place to work.
What is your toughest challenge at work?
I’m constantly in contact with our field supervisors and crew while doing payroll. The challenge is to be patient, which is not my strength. Getting to know them on a personal level and deep breaths help.
What’s your best career advice?
There is so much to learn about the industry, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Respect the people you work with. Communication is the key to job success.
Who inspires you?
I was in finance when I first started my career. My first manager at Liberty Mutual, Richard, encouraged me to continue taking accounting courses.
What do most people not know about you?
I’m an avid reader. My favorite genre are psychological thriller and historical fictions.
What do you like to do for fun?
Read, work out, travel.
What’s on your bucket list?
Live in a small town in Europe for a few years, teach a boot camp class.
What accomplishment are you most proud of (inside or outside of Banner)?
I raised two children who’re smart, loving, and caring.