Accountancy Personal Statements
Accounting and Finance personal statement
It was when I earned my first pound at the age of ten washing my mother's car that I became interested in the power of money. Over time it became clear to me that the people who understand the monetary and banking system are capable of understanding the decisions made by governments and the future of society. I want to be one of those people.
To broaden my knowledge of different areas of finance, I have read a number of different books on the subject - from "How the City of London Works" to "Rich Dad Poor Dad". I am also a regular reader of the Economist magazine. I believe that reading such books and magazines has given me insight into topics not covered at school, for example how Japanese management in Chinese factories caused unrest among the workforce due to the Chinese workers' dislike of the Japanese management style, and how this affected the share price of companies such as Honda. Reading about such things has made me realise how the subject of Finance and the economy affects everybody's lives, and has strengthened my desire to further study the subject. The A-level subjects I am studying give me a firm foundation for studying Finance at University. Business Studies at A-level has greatly improved my analytical and writing skills. I have particularly enjoyed the part of the course which concerns how a firm selects financial strategies and how managers choose which aspect of a firm needs the most investment. German has improved my communication skills and self-confidence and has also made me more appreciative and open to other cultures. Alongside the logical method of thinking that I have developed from Mathematics at A-level, I believe that I am well prepared to take on a degree course in Finance at University.
My part-time job as a receptionist at a sports and leisure club has given me some insight into the demands of working life. Having worked there since May, I now feel I am an able employee and because of the nature of the job. I have learned how to communicate with colleagues, my employer and of course, customers. I often have to work alone so I have learned to use my own initiative and how to be independent - skills which are of paramount importance if I want to work in the financial industry.
Since the age of eleven, a hobby and a major interest of mine is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This year I won the Welsh Open under 18 absolute division and in 2010 I won a silver medal in the under 18 lightweight division in the European Championships. My previous successes include being the team captain for the Indonesian National Children's team, where we won the Pan Asian team Championships, beating The Philippines in the final. Balancing my academic life with the rigours of playing a sport at such a level has been very challenging at times. The weeks and months leading up to a major competition are usually pretty stressful, but, as I have now been through the experience many times, I have learned how to deal with immense pressure - and how to enjoy the success which comes afterwards! In addition to this, I have learned about commitment and dedication as well as honour and how to handle a major loss, and also how to remain humble in victory. The things I have learned from Jiu-Jitsu will help me throughout my life; not only during University, but during my career and long afterwards.
I am taking a gap year so I can earn some money in order to travel and to pay for some of the costs of University. I intend to keep my job as a receptionist and also to take on some teaching at the sports and leisure club and, when I have enough money, I am planning to travel around Europe and South America. I believe this experience will be worthwhile as I will come to University with greater maturity after experiencing other cultures.
A possible career option is to do something involved in banking or investments - I certainly hope I will never have to wash another car again!
Accounting Personal Statement
My world is populated by numbers. Numbers are the most powerful tool for good and I see myself
as someone who can wield these numbers. That is why accountancy is the only option, in my
opinion, to study at university. Without accountancy, decision making would be performed
blindly and con artists would run riot on even the most established company; without rigorous
accounting practices the economy would be in jeopardy. I once thought money was the root of
all evil, but in fact it is the lack of knowledge on the subject that poses more of a threat;
which is another reason why accountancy is the subject I intend to learn.
To prepare myself for the field of accounting I have begun to read into topics outside the
syllabus. Keeping up with the business news through the Guardian and BBC news website, my
interest in the field grew. I was especially interested in reading the J P Morgan mortgage
scandal. Books such as 'How to win friends and influence people' by Dale Carnegie, taught me
the importance of handling people to succeed in the business world, 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by
Robert T Kiyosaki taught me how I can reach financial freedom using accounting concepts.
I feel taking English Language and Literature has been the benefactor of my now ever
increasing interest in accounting through reading. I first started to read books such as 'To
Kill a Mockingbird' and 'The Great Gatsby' but then my thirst for reading lead me to my first
business related book, 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill. Furthermore, it has enhanced my
written skills and helped me become clearer in report and advisory questions in accounting. A
level Mathematics has enhanced my problem solving skills tenfold. I now look at problems at
all different angles and examine the fine details that trigger ideas that allow me to conclude
the problem at hand. Media has also been a valuable subject. I now appreciate the affects that
the media can have on companies and I am more aware of what people want which are both major
factors when making financial decisions; such as how the public may view supplying products to
a corrupt government and what affect it may have on profit.
My part time job on checkouts at my local supermarket has been one of my most
thought-provoking ventures to date. I have learnt lessons in confidence, time keeping,
motivation and customer service. Constantly I am forced to think on my feet and use my
initiative in all types of situations. By keeping a strict self-imposed schedule I have
managed to cope with the pressures of work and school but at the same time enjoy my social
life. This job has definitely helped me ready myself for the challenges I will face at
Acting has played a big role in my life. It has moulded my personality and is the cornerstone
of my confidence. I have attended multiple drama schools and appeared in various performances
for each of them; including a lead role in which I played an evil old lady trying to seduce
the prince. Also, I have been an extra in various films such as, 'My Brother the Devil' and
appeared in music videos such as, Mr Hudson's 'Love Never Dies'. The martial art, Shotokan
Karate, is something I have dedicated myself to for six years. During this time I have
achieved a brown belt. I have participated in many competitions and the experience has taught
me discipline, control and has strengthened me as a person. Football is another hobby of mine.
I have played for a Sunday league team and currently play for a five-a-side team every week.
I hope I can have the opportunity to be part of your university. Accounting is a subject I
enjoy and very keen on exploring in more depth; enjoying the university lifestyle is something
I cannot wait to experience.
Economics/ Accounting Personal Statement
The art of Mathematics requires a thorough mind-set of logic and practicality; this same mentality is reciprocated in many corresponding fields such as Economics, Accounting and Finance. I feel that, with the knowledge of a combination of these subjects, I will be fully inclined to peruse a career in the world of finance. This is just one of a plethora of components that captivates me, when I think of studying in confines of Accounting and Economics.
Magazines, such as 'The Economist', 'Deloitte' and 'Fortune', allow me to keep up to date with global economics, as well as broadening my understanding of how International economies are run. Alongside, these magazines I also enjoy reading books such as 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' and 'The Undercover Economist', which give great insights into economic principles, personal finance and financial independence. Reading articles and chapters, such as the ones in these books and magazines, further motivate me in the area of Finance, as I strive to be someone, who may, one day, be able to devise solutions for the financial and economical issues we currently face.
My A-Level subjects have aided me in many aspects of Finance and Economics. Chemistry has given me a practical way of thinking, alongside the aptitude to apply common knowledge in experimental work. Mathematics has further engaged my infatuation towards problem solving and also enhanced my ability to utilise different arithmetical variables, which is very beneficial considering the analytical ability required in Accounting and Economics. Studying Economics at A-Level has enabled me to develop the fundamental proficiency required for a basic understanding of how economies work and has also enabled me to develop profound opinions on economic theories, such as Keynesian economics, the idea that, during a recession, economic output and growth is mainly determined by aggregate demand; and also phenomena such as, the game theory which has given me a more strategic way of making decisions as it has improved my perception of situations faced by oligopolies and how they are able to predict the actions of their competitors. Also taking GCSE's in French and Spanish Has enabled me to grasp the basics of these languages. Which I believe will prove to be very valuable, as it is becoming increasingly important to speak a variety of languages.
Outside academic life, I have involved myself in many extra curricular activities. Recently, I was elected Financial director of the Young enterprise project at my school, this role consists of a collection of arithmetic calculations, such as income and expenditure, however, not only is this helping to improve my arithmetic ability, it is also improving my ability to make decisions, as virtually all decisions have to be approved by me as I also have to calculate the financial costs, benefits and other opportunity costs of the decisions made by our team. Accounting also requires a lot of communication skills, which I have also been able to develop through the young enterprise project. Other than this, I am also regularly involved in sport; I mostly enjoy Football, as I regularly attend the weekly activity hosted by the school. I also enjoy rugby and have been a member of my schools 1st XV rugby squad for the past 2 years. When beginning A-Levels, I was able to choose from an array of subjects, however due to personal preference at the time, I was unable to take Spanish. However, I then decided to take it upon myself to learn Spanish. This is a challenge that I know will be hard, however, with my determination, I know I will be able see this through and it will benefit me in later life.
All of these activities have vastly improved my ability to work alongside others. Which is very valuable in the world of finance. I am confident that all of the skills I have obtained in the past and the skills in will gain from university, will help me fulfil my ambition for a career in finance.
Accounting/Finance/Business Personal Statement
Business, finance and accounting has been a passion of mine for some years now. I first had the idea of becoming a chartered accountant when my uncle told me about what he does in his role as finance manager of a local hospital; he inspired me to look deeper into the field and that was where my interest in finance and economics was first rooted. I've enjoyed studying finance and markets and I love the way the ever-fluctuating environment of the business world keeps people on their feet. The decision making and money handling involved gives an element of unpredictability, an area that I would like to learn more about and hopefully discover a method which could perhaps help control that unpredictability. Looking for solutions to the complex relationships of markets and businesses is something I find very rewarding as well as intriguing; it is an area I hope to be able to study in more depth as an undergraduate.
I read 'The Machine That Changed the World' and learnt how lean production has revolutionised the automobile industry. Reading about how concepts change the way whole businesses function interests me greatly. I am an avid follower of the news and current political debates; I've learned how changes at the top level can cascade down to everyday life and completely re-write how things are done, such as cuts in corporation tax. Current events relating to business and finance are interesting to analyse - a prime example of this being the recent recession. As a business student, I am beginning to analyse the world around me - thinking about management and the consequences of decisions, such as what the effect of new products are on the industry. I have sought a work placement in 2014 with the North East representative for the Bank of England and look forward to being able to shadow her to gain further insight into such enigmatic economic concepts.
My current A level courses have further engaged my mind into the aspects of financially handling a situation, by either using strategic or mathematical methods to overcome various problems. Despite it sounding over-exaggerated, I adore my subject combinations. I feel these subjects have made me into a more logical and efficient thinker. Since studying business, I have gained an underlying respect for how business influences and structures our lives. In the past year I have been evaluating why success has occurred and how to turn disaster into success on a micro and macro scale. Being open-minded in my approach to work and operating in groups has helped me empathise further into what it takes to be successful in this area. I have always been a confident speaker, so airing my opinions in class discussions has helped to cement my knowledge of various topics. I am very interested in the development and layout of a business, as well as the mathematics and statistics that lie behind the scenes.
I am currently a student ambassador, and previously held a role as a prefect. I have always been one to take part in school councils and groups throughout my education due to my urge to improve things. Through my work representing my school on a town-wide scale, I was invited to sit in on my town's local Children's Scrutiny Forum. This led me to become one of the first young people to sit in on a council meeting in the country. More recently, I was chosen to represent my college at promotional events, speaking to year groups about college life, and this certainly boosted my confidence further. I was also fortunate enough to be selected to take part in a University Shadowing Scheme where I was able to sit in on some lectures in Mathematics and Economics. This enabled me to gain valuable understanding of what business and economic related subjects are like at university - furthering my drive to become a business undergraduate and progress along this career path.
Accounting personal statement
‘Accounting is like Art’. You have to analyse every aspect before making a just decision.
A teacher of mine once told me that if you were good at art, you would be good at accounts. It was hard to find his logic at first, but having spent two years doing GCSE Art and a further two on Accounts A Level, it all began to make sense. You need logic; everything has a set order and method. Each piece is placed carefully and has a high significance amongst its environment. You need analytical skills. Take apart every piece of information and use it to make your own decisions.
Having excelled in both these exams, I can proudly say that I possess the skills that will lead me to university. I have developed an interest in studying accounts or and would therefore like to continue doing so at university. The course that I would like to do at university is Business Accounts or Accounts and Finance. I feel that the two subjects combine well with one another and on many occasions I have founds that my knowledge of one has helped me with the other. Studying Maths and Business has also provided me with logic and a greater understanding of various concepts and methods. I have become more flexible in identifying what concepts need to be used and when, thus, helping me achieve the greatest results possible. I have the ability to pick up skills and knowledge quickly and am independent enough to conduct my own study and research. On many occasions at college I have taught myself various chapters in maths in order to remain ahead of the class.
My main ambition for the future is to become an Accountant Executive or a Financial Advisor. I am hoping university will provide me with an understanding of the business world as well as offering me a wide range of choices and connections after my course. However, I have also helped to teach mathematics. I have taken part in a project at school where we taught younger pupils the basics of maths. I also helped to tutor many of my classmates in preparation for exams, which they found helpful. I enjoyed teaching and so this will be my third choice of career.
Outside of studying, one of my many passions is Art. I enjoy visiting art galleries and studying art in depth. My favourite type of art is symbolism and surrealism and my favourite artists are Dali and Escher as they both deal with ‘double possibilities’. Recently, however, I have developed a new interest in contemporary art, of which I have done a number of paintings on canvas on commission for friends and family who have all been pleased with my work.
Most of my spare time on the weekend is taken up by my part time job as a sales associate at Skechers USA, Bullring, Birmingham. I have been working at Skechers since the opening of the store in September 2003 and am one of only two of the original members of staff left. This is an advantage for me as I can offer the highest level of customer service and have a good knowledge of the overall running of the store, which makes me committed, reliable and adaptable as I have found that I need to adjust myself to the many changes that have occurred over the year. My job has also taught me to be more tolerable and patient with others.
I have thoroughly enjoyed college and believe that university is the next step for me. College and my part time job have changed me as a person. They have given me a greater sense of independence and success. I feel that college has really made me grow and has introduced me to a wider range of people. I have opened up to people more and am now a better team player as I have learnt to listen to others and take in their opinions. I have become accepting to other cultures and beliefs and feel that I am much more open-minded.
I hope that you have analysed this piece carefully enough to offer me a place at your university, and trust that you have yet to see the bigger picture of me.
Management and accounting
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I have decided to apply to Msc Accounting and Management because I want to do career in this field and I am pretty sure that this program will equip me with lot of tools and skills required to do so. In addition, through this program I will have the chance to sink into the world of economy and profit of the high demand that is there currently for management and accounting graduates in the jobs market. On the top of this, I have always been fascinated by how Accountancy and management can collaborate to lead a business to success or failure. Furthermore, it is the ability we gain to guide and help customers become more profitable hopefully that even attract me more. By the same token, I always get excited when I solve an accounting problem or successfully balance an account.
As far as my personal experiences are concerned, they led to me have patience, self-emotion control as well as realize the importance of listening, respecting the opinions of others and the significance of being versatile. Being an independent person, I believe that my strongest strengths are the abilities to work under a deadline pressure and deliver the expected results quickly, accurately and be self-motivated with the saying “if you give once it will be a habit, give up should not an option don’t give up” from Michael Jordan in head.
In problem-solving situation, I have a tireless eye for details and analyze the problem through several techniques before making any important decision. Skills, I think are necessary to make career in both fields of management and accounting.
At college, I did a project work in the last year of my degree program entitled “Working capital management at HMT (INDIA)”.The help of the company’s financial officer in collecting and analyzing data gave me more insights of accountancy and others numerous aspects of accounting. For the first time, I was in a real accountancy practical situation and even though my theory knowledge did help me, I realized that if I want to do career in this field, a deeper knowledge and strengthening skills are unconditional. This project was a catalyst in the decision of taking my knowledge of accountancy to the next level and follows a career in this domain. More it helps me develop skills like group works, collaboration and how to receive critics from part of others.
Also recently, I had an intern for an Immigration company called Mercan Capital Limited in India which provided me with in-depth understanding of management uses and its principles. My responsibilities were to teach French, advice and guide workers wishing to settle in Quebec. During this internship I developed skills in motivating, advising people and also it has also improved my communications skills and sense of planning and organizing.
My passion for management and accounting is unconditional and I always have a keen interest in knowing what is happening in the business environment as a whole. I believe that my personal attributes, academic achievements and relevant work experience make me a suitable candidate for the course. Another significant factor is that, I am a highly sociable person full of interpersonal skills, open-minded, always happy to meet new persons and who strictly respect the set rules and regulations. More I am person who is always ready or on a go to participate to take part of students and community events, as I believe through that way I can contribute in my way in creating and promoting a healthy and better student environment.
Overall, I see myself as am a set goals achieved-driven person, full of commitment, hardworking and who can turn difficult challenges into a source of opportunities and gain personal profit from them. Enrolling on the university degree of management and accounting is just the beginning for me, I aspire to achieve more in years to come starting with becoming senior manager or manager and accountant in a corporate and on long term establish my own business corporation. Undoubtedly, if I get admitted at your university I will prove myself as a dedicated, role model student who will make a every work and teaching session counts and will extensively take part of them in order to obtain the maximum knowledge from them.
Accounting and finance personal statement
This is Ali Hassan and I intend to purse my further studies in the field of accounting. What I think about this field is “Accounting is like Art’. You have to analyse every aspect before making a just decision. I believe that if someone is good at art, he would be good at accounts because you need logic, everything has a set order and method. Each piece is placed carefully and has a high significance amongst its environment. You need analytical skills. Take apart every piece of information and use it to make your own decisions.
I have studied accounts as my own and have developed an interest in it and would therefore like to continue doing so at LUMS. The course that I would like to do at LUMS is Business Accounts or Accounts and Finance. I feel that the two subjects combine well with one another and on many occasions I have founds that my knowledge of one has helped me with the other. Studying Maths has also provided me with logic and a greater understanding of various concepts and methods. I have become more flexible in identifying what concepts need to be used and when, thus, helping me achieve the greatest results possible. I have the ability to pick up skills and knowledge quickly and am independent enough to conduct my own study and research. On many occasions at college I have taught myself various chapters in maths in order to remain ahead of the class.
My main ambition for the future is to become an Accountant Executive or a Financial Advisor. I am hoping university will provide me with an understanding of the business world as well as offering me a wide range of choices and connections after my course.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, swimming, sketching and solving puzzles and logic problems.
I assure you that if provided a chance I will prove myself a promising and committed student.
Accounting personal statement
In 1999 i graduate at Federal Technical College Abuja Nigeria; my priority was to advance into higher studies, but the poor finances my family were in stopped me progressing. In 2000 I started working part time in a chemist as a sales assistant; i financed myself through a computing course in 2002 and passed with confidence. Since then investigating ways to return to studies while i continued working and patiently wait for right moment.
The struggle continue, financially i need a strong ground to begin a new life in Britain, moving to Britain was a fascinating choice for me because of my status as a citizen by birth. When i came to Dundee in 2006 i decided to apply for Access course in Business Administration in Dundee College as part of preparing for higher study. Fortunately i was accepted to the course, following this course has allowed me to look at the essential options available in other Business and finance related courses. I have always had a keen interest in Accounting and business related courses.
I am currently studying HND in Accounting at the College, i am enjoying the class discussions it contribute to my learning and am keen to study Accounting at degree level to widen my awareness and experience into the world of Accounting and finance. I understand i must be prepared to work hard to succeed in the degree course a am accepted for. I think i have the motivation and the ability to undertake a degree course successfully, which would also equip me with the skills to pursue career in Accounting in the future.
I also have interest in travelling and sport, in my spare time i enjoy playing basketball, and my student experience since beginning this course has aroused an interest in reading and calculating.
Accountancy Personal Statement
The way I think of Accounting is that it is a fundamental part of our way of life. This is because I believe that every person in the world uses the principle of Accounting at least once in their lives. It can be things that they do in their daily life, for example, checking how much money they have with them, or how much they have spent; or they use it in businesses and large-scale transactions where it is commonly known.
I am currently studying A-Level Accounts and as I developed an interest in it, I would like to continue studying this subject at university. I also chose A-Level Business Studies and A-Level Economics because I feel that these subjects complement each other. I also felt that, during revision, it helped me prepare for all my exams. Business Studies has given me a real insight on how the business world operates and what you need to do to succeed in business. However, Economics has taught me how to analyse and interpret economic data. It made me also develop theories about how people, the companies they run and the economy they live in, behave.
My interest in Accountancy started at an early age. I began part-time work as a sales assistant at Prince Pharmacy two years ago, where I also participated in collecting and processing invoices. Recently, I've started to work as a part-time receptionist for Al-Hasan Foundation, a charity which helps poor people to receive eye treatment in Iraq. During my work experience at these two jobs, I developed skills such as sense of responsibility, good teamwork and communication with people and strong leadership.
My main ambition for the future is to become a Chartered Accountant after I finish my degree at university. I am hoping university will provide me with an insight of the accounting world as well as offering me a wide range of choices and connections after my course.
My social life involves myself going out with friends regularly playing football and also tennis, swimming and cricket. My love for cricket was rewarded when I was part of the successful cricket team of my secondary school, where we finished second in the Under 13's Brent Schools' Cricket Association Tournament. I'm a keen follower of football and an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club and part of the local branch of their supporters club. I also try to keep up with the world of technology by reading magazines and a number of newspapers. I actively participate in organizing youth activities such as football tournaments and trips to raise money for well-needy charities. One of these trips included a trip to Najaf (Iraq) to familiarize ourselves with their living standards and to assist in various projects there.
To conclude, I assure you that if given the opportunity, I will prove myself a capable and dedicated student. I know that I have the right amount of interest in Accountancy as a subject and the potential for success in order to achieve what I want. Finally, I believe that I have the commitment and the determination to complete this course successfully and fulfill my ambition to become a Chartered Accountant.
Accounting personal statement
My interest in business studies dates back to my school days. When I graduated from High School I started working with Kabul Bank as Western Union Operator, where I had Western Union Club 500 training in fundamentals of business and economics. I also obtained advanced Microsoft Office and advanced English language training while working there. After working there for four years, I realized to progress in this field, I would always need a professional qualification. It has developed in me an interest to further my knowledge by studying a Accounting/Finance degree from a leading UK University.
Mathematics, English and Ethic were my favourite subjects in High School/College. I have established the strong academic foundation necessary for success through my intensive high school studies and employment, and prolonged personal interest; I need to demonstrate my considerable commitment to this field.
In pursuing a degree in accounting, it is my aim and goal to advance my knowledge of business systems and perfect my personal skills and analytical skills. Apart from my studies and work, I enjoy playing football, reading books, and solving puzzles
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