Pursuing an accounting career has always been my ambition since I was young. Growing up surrounded by accountants took my interest towards accountancy
to the next level. Seeing my cousins and friends completing accountancy qualifications and earning well besides leading a great life has inspired me even more and made me realised that studying accountancy is the best gift I could ever give myself.
THE WISE DECISION
Knowing that I am keen in studying accountancy, choosing the right accountancy qualification was a challenge since I was surrounded by accountants that belonged to different bodies. However, I made up my mind that I was not going to pursue any ordinary accountancy qualification, but rather a globally recognised professional accountancy qualification. ACCA suited these characteristics, as it is one of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the world and has been established for over 100 years. Studying ACCA was a wise decision as it prepared me and mentally stimulated me in various aspects, for example, finance, auditing, taxation, corporate governance, ethics and many more.
THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE
Choosing the right accountancy qualification is only one part, the second most important part is to decide where to pursue the ACCA qualification. I had a few choices, but I chose KDU College. This is because the group of students in a classroom for every subject is not too big, but just the right number where students are able to pay attention better. The lecturers are also very friendly, approachable and helpful to the extent that they are willing to spend extra time outside their normal teaching hours to clear students’ doubts. Their excellent coaching and dedication towards lecturing were unquestionable. Besides that, KDU staff are also very kind and are ever ready to lend a helping hand when students need help.
WORDS OF ADVICE
My fellow ACCA friends, ACCA can be said to be a crazy rollercoaster ride with never ending studying and exams. Therefore, rather than worrying and mumbling, we should learn to enjoy the ride. You will start to enjoy the ride when you follow the 4Ps: Perfect Timing, Practice, Perseverance and Positive Affirmations. Perfect Timing means starting your revisions at a particular time, where you know you are fully prepared for the exams at the end of the revision period. This may be different for each individual. Practice simply means practising past year questions or the revision kit questions as much as possible. Perseverance is that you must always stick to your study plan and discipline yourself by strictly following it. Lastly, it is Positive Affirmations. Always tell yourself that you can do it and you will do it no matter what obstacles that may arise. You must first have the confidence in yourself before others do so. As the saying goes, “The most certain way of not failing is to be determined to succeed.”