What is your current Job title?
What is your current role?
Managing petty cash
What do you like/ enjoy about your current role?
My current job involves huge responsibilities. I love challenges. I make sure if I am assigned a task it is accomplished on time and perfectly. I am gaining extensive knowledge on how to use MYOB (accounting software and system adopted by a number of firms around the globe). My job is a platform for me to excel in my dream career of becoming a professional accountant. I also enjoy working in a diverse environment where different cultures and ages are present.
What steps led you to this role from secondary school?
Did you study any business related subjects in school; what qualifications have you studied since school; what led to your interest in your current role?
Since I was young (about 10 years old) I had a dream of becoming a professional Accountant one day, this has been my passion and goal for life. When I was in high school year 11 and 12 I had to choose the subjects that would be relevant to my career path. Even though my program at university did not have prerequisites, I thought it would be wise taking business related subjects in high school.
What subjects did you study?
English as a Second Language
What qualifications have you studied since school?
Since I left school I have studied a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of South Australia, majoring in accounting.
I have also obtained a Certificate IV in Business Administration through a Traineeship program with Digislide Holdings Limited, which has created an opportunity for a full-time employment at the completion of my degree.
I am also planning to undertake a CA or CPA program to become a professional accountant after I have gained the required experience.
What business related skills/ experience do you use in your current role?
Good communication skills
Honesty and integrity
Being team oriented
If you had some “words of wisdom” for young people/ secondary students considering their career path, or considering a business related career path in particular, what would these comments be?
Determination is a key to success. One has to set goals and be determined to accomplish them. For year 11 and 12, it is vital that you start considering your career path early and take the subjects that relate to your chosen career pathway.
Grab any opportunity that comes your way. Businesses out there are always offering cadetships and traineeships to school-leavers; do not let an opportunity pass you by. A traineeship is an ideal way to experience the business environment and develop your skills.
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