In my opinion, Accounting is the meaning of organise, structure and the fundamental of every business. Accounting can be used in different part of life, from a basic family to the biggest company or government, it is one of the most common and important part of the whole structure.
It is not only about money, it is about teamwork and cooperation. All these points together makes me feel accounting is an interesting subject and I will going to study this subject in university
The first time I learn about accounting was when I was a prefect in Year 11, at that time, our school needs to hold a 21 mile cross-country fund raising event, my job was to help the school to calculate how much they would need to spend in that activity and how much they would raise during that time, because I was a prefect, I would need to leading my class to work together, then me and classmates calculate the result of the fund raiser and that was how I found myself really enjoying accounting.
This year, I am taking AS Accounting as one of my subjects because I have decided accounting is my subject in university. I want to study accounting and finance or business and accounting during my university's life. My main ambition in the future is to be an accountancy or a financial manager.
The reason I chose those job is because they are both connect with the business world, also, although their working concepts are the same every day, but some time, they may need to facing different type of task, thus, I feel this job is challenging but interesting also is really useful in normal life as well.
When I was in year 10, I already starting to learn the concept of the business, I am a person who feel comfortable in Mathematics, I got an A* in by GCSE mathematics by that time, also, I was studying business communication and business studies.
Today, I am a A-level business studies student also is a Mathematics and accounting student, all the work I've done is showing my interest in accounting and business world. I hope the university could give a chance to achieve my ambition.
Outside studying, I am a active and a person full of energy, I enjoy travelling to different country, in the summer holiday that we just past, me and my family travelling to east Europe for tour. Besides travelling, I really enjoyed playing badminton and hockey, I use to be a school team in both of the activity, playing for the school let me learn the cooperation and the most important thing is I have a chance to experience communicate with the other person.
I am also a member of school team athlete, I have been involved in 21 miles cross country activity twice, this help me to learn how to be independent. I am a senior perfect in the school, this taught me how to managing the students and the leadership skills.
Outside the school, I am a member of YMCA, I've been visited an old folk's home for volunteer. I've been played cello for 3 years and I have a chance to be part of the , when I'm in primary, I played solo cello, it was challenging and enjoyable experience. Besides, I have a Level 2 violin certificate. I have been involved. In the past 5 years, I have been studying in UK by myself, without my parents, I learnt independent and interpersonal skills.
Because I have been studying in UK for 5 years as I am a Chinese person, I know both Chinese and English language, also, the last 2 years I have been learning Japanese and I decided to taking a Level 4 Japanese language in the coming year. In my work experience, I've been a sales which working for a electronic store, it gives me great experience because this taught me how to communicate with the people that I never seen them before, also, I need to use the skills I have to persuading the people to purchases the product, it is quite challenge but enjoyable.
I have also been working in a Chinese restaurant to become a waiter, which is really hard, thus, I knew that, life is not easy, if you want to survive you will need to be more hard working then others.
In conclusion, I hoped the personal statement proved that I am a confident and responsibility student. Studying in college have taught me a lot of thing that is can't learn from the books. I hoped this personal statement can proved me my passion at this subject which can enough to offer me to get into university, to fulfill my ambition.
From the moment I began considering careers and courses at university, I have always been drawn towards business and financial routes. I would say this is because I feel I have the right qualities for these routes, especially the ability to think logically and analytically.
I feel accounting will offer me a steady career path in the financial world that could lead on to other related fields such as investment banking or financial analysis.
Another reason I am attracted to accounting is that I have a strong interest in corporate business and the economy. I read the BBC's section on the economy and business almost every day; I find it incredible to observe how economic changes higher up can have enormous effects lower down upon the public, such as the buyout of HBOS by Lloyds TSB or the current credit crunch leading us into a recession. I often have discussions with my father and older brother who are very experienced with the current working world, with regards to the property market, economy and current affairs related to the economy such as new laws and taxes.
I attended a presentation given by two trainee accountants currently studying to become chartered under the ACA professional body. I was intrigued to learn the different routes into accounting, and the opportunities the subject and career provide. This confirmed my initial aspiration to enter the accountancy and finance profession.
At Advanced level I have enjoyed studying varied subjects. I am consistently perplexed by the complexity of organisms that are studied in biology, and take pleasure in learning how humans, animals and plants are adapted and how they evolve.
Design Technology gives me a chance to be creative and do hands on work. It's simply remarkable to produce a product from initial conception and research right through to manufacture and evaluation. Theory work in D&T is also very intriguing; there is great emphasis on business and markets, and when designing one needs good problem solving skills as they need to work to a set of goals to solve a real market issue. Attaining a high grade at Advanced Subsidiary level shows my determination to achieve the highest standard of work.
ICT is an ever important part in society, and as such I feel it is a highly relevant subject. ICT looks at the close links between business and technology which forms a strong relationship crucial to any business or working environment. I have advanced IT and computing skills, and am capable of using IT to its full potential in order to assist me with work.
I have good written communication skills, and often enjoy writing opinionative articles and short stories on online communities. I feel this benefits me when writing essays or reports as I can write fluidly and clearly. Studying Critical Thinking at Advanced Subsidiary level has contributed to my writing abilities, as it is shown me how to analyse, structure and write arguments.
I also have good presentation skills; I am adept in the art of presentation where I make gooduse of ICT, imagery and language to engage my audience and thoroughly communicate the topic which I may be presenting.
Outside of school, I have many interests and hobbies. One of my favourite interests is music. I enjoy playing guitar of a wide variety of styles such as blues, funk and rock and am currently studying for a Grade 8 qualification. I enjoy playing with friends in a band as it gives me a chance to work as part of team to produce fully structured songs. Within school I attend a blues club held by a senior music teacher and have also taken part in music evenings held by the music department.
My varied subjects and the skills I have attained along with my outside interests have led me to develop a strong interest in accounting, finance and the economy. As a result I am exceptionally motivated and dedicated to succeeding in university and having a successful career in accounting and finance.