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Sample Accounting Personal Statement

Finance and accounting are not just the cornerstones of any successful business; they are also two of the primary building blocks of our contemporary society, increasing to positions of even greater importance during times of economic crisis, such as the one we are experiencing currently. As such, I fail to see how anyone cannot become fascinated by learning more about the processes which dictate the flow of capital and that shape our world to such a high degree. Having grown steadily fascinated by these processes and having discovered and interest in, and aptitude for, mathematics during my time at school, I believe that I will prove to be a motivated and ambitious student of these subjects at undergraduate level.

I have always enjoyed subjects which focus on number and mathematics. In addition to my studies I also undertook maths challenges that aimed to make mathematics accessible and fun. It is this attitude to the subject that has inspired me to continue progressing to higher level study in related subjects. My positive attitude to study also extends to other subjects, however, and I have gained valuable skills and experience from branching out into other fields. Studying Biology and Chemistry not only made good use of my mathematical skills but also encourage a logical, patient approach to problem-solving, while studying German inspired an interest in learning about other cultures and languages that will assist me in the increasingly international field of global finance.

Gaining experience within existing businesses offered an opportunity to begin to see how the principles of finance were applied in a real world context. Through working as a customer adviser at Next, I have gained experience of working to daily targets, handling money and realising the importance of setting and adjusting financial expectation based on a variety of variables. Through occupying a customer service role I also gained the opportunity to hone communication and teamwork skills, allowing me to maintain excellent relationships with customers and colleagues. During work experience with Edutech, I also utilised and developed these same skills, while undertaking repairs of school computers and increasing my knowledge of Information Technology and computer systems, so central to the contemporary field of finance.

Alongside my interests in accounting and finance, I have also been a heavily involved member of my academic and local communities. I believe that it is very important to help positively influence younger students at my school and within my community and I have found playing a role in helping them overcome various challenges a hugely rewarding experience. I have performed the role of Senior Prefect and School Council Member, which also involved influencing decisions on school funding, again demonstrating to me the central place that finance and accounting have in all of our lives. I have also formed Senior Volunteer and Mentoring roles with the Oriel Youth Wing. This involved maintaining and running a youth club, which taught me much about time management and organisation, and mentoring members through any problems they may be experiencing. I have performed similar mentoring and supervision roles for children from a range of age groups, through the BEIS fun club and Knowing Me Knowing You mentor scheme.

As a dedicated and ambitious student with a flair for mathematics, I believe that I have the intellectual ability and positive attitude to undertake undergraduate, and possibly postgraduate, study in accounting and finance. More importantly, as someone with a well-developed social conscience, I will bring to my studies an awareness of the importance of these subjects in all of our lives, creating even more motivation to understand and to influence these processes after graduation.

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