Mathematics requires a thorough mind-set of logic andpracticality; this same idea is associated with accounting and finance and mustbe fully understood to be able to bring into practice what has been learnt. I believethat with knowledge in both these subjects, I will be fully motivated to pursuea career in the world of accounting and finance. This is just one of thenumerous components that captivates me, upon my wish to study accounting andfinance.
Studying an AAT in accounting has also provided me with theability to understand numerous concepts and different methods that are used andhas helped me increase my knowledge in this field. I have been able tounderstand different concepts and how they need to be addressed and used, thus,helping me achieve the qualification needed to pursue a career in this field. Ibelieve that studying this course has given me the confidence and ability tocarry out my own extensive research and work independently. I have worked, voluntarily at a family run restaurant foralmost 2 years and have developed my interpersonal skills as well as customerrelations. I was fortunate enough to be given a lot of responsibility whenworking there which developed me as a person and gave me the ability to taketasks on hand and be a team leader. At the end of the week I would help my dadin the restaurants earnings and would help calculate total earnings, expensesand profit. A lot of my interest came from this as I enjoyed dealing with moneyand being able to work on real life scenarios. I voluntarily also worked at a local car dealership.
Workinghere involved many tasks such as customer relations, marketing, advertising andsales. Working here enabled me to understand how dealerships work and howvehicles are sold. Whilst working here I had seen that many calculations areinvolved in the selling of a vehicle. Working here I mostly gained experiencein customer relations as I was able to assist people in buying the rightvehicle.
I believe this will help me in this course as working in accountingand finance will involve a lot of interaction with customers and having goodexperience in that will help provide the best service. Since the age of seven, a major interest of mine is mixed martialarts. I have participated in many tournaments and with that have come many lossesand of course many triumphant wins.
I have learnt to not to crack underpressure and have learnt how to control it and use it to bring upon success-and how to enjoy the success which comes afterwards! In addition to this, Ihave learnt about commitment and sticking to it till the end and ensuring thatI get the best out of what I am studying and using it to my full potential. Thethings I have learned from martial arts will help me throughout my life; notonly during University, but during my career and long afterwards. Other thanthis, I am also regularly involved in sport; I play football weekly andparticipate in many tournaments throughout the UK. My principal objective is to become a Chartered Accountantwith this degree.
I am hoping this course will equip me with not only anextensive insight into the accounting world, as well as providing me a widescope of choices and connections after my course.