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Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

For me Accounting is something that I've been incredibly passionate about for the last few years. From quite a young age I have always had a passion towards Mathematics and problem solving; which has led me on towards Accounting and Finance as these subjects interlink massively.

I have had the pleasure of working in an Accounting Firm (work experience) in which I was giving the chance to learn and development some of the key skills needed to succeed, I was able to help look after some of the minor accounts and to use the spreadsheets when needed.

I have just finished my last exam in an Access course at my local college, where I studied Business Accounts, Psychology, Statistics and Law. Each of these subjects in my opinion has given me the tools to succeed at university in Accounting and Finance. Law has given me the knowledge of the legal system to determine what is expected of me when I get my degree from university, and the implications of my actions within the organisation when looking and handling people’s accounts.

Studying Statistics has developed my mind logically, the problem solving within the subject keeps your mind constantly active, even when equations have a higher degree of difficulty it pushes your boundaries and shows me that anything is capable. Business Accounts has taught me more than I could ever have imagined, it has given me knowledge of the different aspects of accounts whether that’s Ratio Analysis or looking after T Accounts. Studying Business Accounts at my local college has given me a significant advantage over others as I now have a lot more knowledge within in the chosen subject which will give me a boost when I start higher education.

Sport is a major impact on my life at the moment as it fills me with an enjoyment not very many things can match. Playing basketball, football, and chess have made me a more discipline human. It has provided me with a unique balance with both my studies and my personal life, none more so than chess. The concentration levels needed for chess and the ongoing repetition in the mind, re-playing the scenario over and over again has worked magnificently through my studies. Not only does it help to develop the mind further but it makes you look at things from all perspectives, all the problems needed to succeed and all the problems needed to avoid failure.

I plan to keep pursing my interests in sport throughout university, but most importantly I will maintain a healthy balance between my leisure activities and my studies.

Ever since I have studied Mathematics I've always wanted to pursue a career at university to follow a dream I found available to me during my time at college. The ability to know I now have a chance to succeed in my endeavour not only motivates me but it greatly excites me.

University is another important milestone in my life one that I believe that I can pass with flying colours and to develop new skills added on to the ones I already have.

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This personal statement was written by BlackieChan for application in 2015.

BlackieChan's university choices
Leeds Metropolitan University
The Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
University College Northampton
Northumbria University

Green: offer made
Red: no offer made

BlackieChan's Comments

Just recently applied so haven't got any offers from the Uni's yet.

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