Accounting and Business Management Personal Statement
I am an ambitious and enthusiastic individual who has always enjoyed Maths during my time at school. This is because I enjoy problem solving tasks, and the challenge they bring in attempting to solve them. My ability at Maths has provided the foundation for my interest in accounting as it is a core requirement. I have considerable experience in using Microsoft Office programs which I believe are basic tools that will aid in pursuing my career in accounting.
My interest in business and finance strengthened after I studied the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification for a year. After studying AAT, I decided to take a step further and study for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, (CIMA) as it is a higher level qualification. I believe that studying a degree in accounting and finance, or business will help me to progress with my career. This is because the two subjects combine well with one another and on many occasions, I have found that knowledge of one subject has helped to understand the other.
I have previous experience in an accounting environment where my position was as a trainee accountant. This gave me the experience of working at an accountancy firm, while showing me the skills and knowledge required for a future career. My duties included basic administration such as filing client records, creating invoices on the system and the inputting data of client's records.
As part of my continued interest in the financial markets, I enjoy reading The Economist and the Financial Times when I am able to, as it provides an insight into business organisations, their financial transactions and the state of the economy.
Outside of my education I work part time at an in-store pharmacy. Working in this environment has not only given me responsibility but has also given me the confidence to deal with customers in varying, often difficult situations. A key skill that I have developed through my time at the pharmacy is teamwork. I am able to work as part of a team successfully, or if need be, to use my own initiative and work as an individual I have gained many transferable skills such as communication, leadership and numeracy which I believe would be useful not only during my degree but in any future placements that may arise in the future.
I have been socially active in many sports and have a keen interest in cricket, tennis and football. I represented my school cricket team for two years and this allowed me to improve my social and teamworking skills. I am now part of a local cricket club to not only keep myself physically active, but do something I thoroughly enjoy. Elsewhere, in my spare time I read novels and enjoy listening to a wide variety of music.
I believe that university is the next step forward towards my long held desire of being an accountant. It will allow me to take part in the wider university experience such as the many clubs and societies, while giving me a qualification that is respected in the job market. My work experience and extra-curricular activities have allowed me to mature as an individual and has given me the confidence to succeed in achieving my career goals.
This personal statement was written by kshah52 for application in 2008.
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