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.
My main ambition for the future is to become a Chartered Accountant. 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.
I am currently studying an Undergraduete Certificate in Finance and as I developed an interest in it, I would like to continue studying Accouting and Finance at the university. I also studied and completed AAT Level 2 and AAT Level 3 because I feel that these subjects complement each other. I also felt that, during revision, it helped me prepare for all my exams. Accounting Studies has given me a real insight on how the business world operates and what you need to do to succeed in business. Finance has taught me how to analyse and interpret data. It made me also develop theories about how people, the companies they run and the economy they live in, behave.
I am currently working in an accounting environment where my position is as an Assistant Accountant. I have gain the knowledge and experience of working at an accountancy department, while showing me the skills and knowledge required for a future career. My duties included basic administration such as payroll, filing client records, creating invoices, on the system and the inputting data of client’s records. As part of my continued interest in the financial markets, I enjoy reading The Economist and the Financial Times when I am able to, as it provides an insight into business organisations, their financial transactions and the state of the economy.
My social life involves myself spending quality time with my daughter and partner, relaxing home with my siblings and going out with friends. I have a passion for films and enjoy a late night read of 50 Shades of Grey. I love social events and enjoy cooking; I love a challenge and like to try new things so I often hold small dinner parties for friends.
Because of my determination of gaining valuable knowledge in the field of accounting and finance, I am keen to join your esteemed university. If given the opportunity, I am confident of providing your university with excellent academic as well as non-academic results.
Accounting is said to be the basic language of business. It is the study of communicating financial information about a business to its owner and stakeholders. Understanding accounting and how the numbers work and explain financial position for a business is essential to the operation of a successful business. The recording, verifying and reporting of the assets, liabilities and equity of a business aid in the managerial decision-making process of businesses.
As an international student from Taiwan, my cultural experience provides me insights of how the economy is working toward globalization. For a business wants to survive, it must recognize the current economic trend and be able to keep its path with this fast-growing economy. Most importantly, understanding the basic language of business – accounting- and know how to interpret numbers are essential to the operation of a successful business.
Since I was little, my love of numbers and strength of science have led to five-year junior college degree in electric engineering. After two-year of working experience, the desire of higher education brings me to the United States. In one hand, I can obtain my desired degree. In the other hand, I can improve my language skill and gain international experience. When I took my first accounting class in community college, I found it to be a conceptually interesting. The balance of two sides of equation, the categorization of assets and liabilities, and the changes in numbers reflecting a company’s financial position interest me in a way that makes me want to understand more and I want accounting be my future career.
During my college year, I am also the one of the eight members of College of Business Administration Honors Thesis Program where we have to develop a thesis that is designed to fit individual’s special interest. During that program, I have practiced various research skills and learned how to integrate academic work with real world knowledge and experience. My research on the differences in earnings attributes between US GAAP and IFRS gives me understanding of ongoing process of convergence projects and also prepares me for the change of IFRS adoption.
As now, I will be graduating on December 2010 with my accounting degree from CSU Long Beach. My next goal is to a public accountant with CPA license. Ultimately, my professional goal is to be a tax accountant that prepares corporate and personal income tax statements and formulates tax strategies. I believe that being a tax accountant requires a thorough understanding of economics and the tax code.
Selecting to be Moss Adams Scholar would definitely help me achieve my goal. No need to say, Moss Adams is one of the most successful accounting firms in the United States. It is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, and the largest headquartered in the West. The variety of services Moss Adams offers in assurance, tax, and consultation services would absolutely help me to gain knowledge in accounting profession. In addition, the structure of Moss Adams’s business groups that specialize in one or two industries, ranging from financial services and manufacturing to retail and government, will give me a great opportunity to learn different aspects of accounting and also understand current trend of economies.