Accounting is an essential part of our daily lives; it isone of the key functions for almost any business. Everywhere daily in theworld, a form of accounting is been used which could range from recording andsummarizing financial transactions pertaining to a business to analyzing,verifying and reporting the results. Accounting is a tool which enables us to comprehendthe world of finance, its influence in business and society goes beyondledgers, balance sheets and numbers. It has always been considered thecommunication and fundamental for businesses.
It tells you the worth of yourbusiness in monetary terms and not words. Accounting information providesbusinesses with the ability to record all types of financial information forfuture use. Accounting is about taking records which helps us review our pasthappenings, handle present situations and make future decisions which alsoapply to life.I have always had a keen interest in mathematics since I was5 years old which is why I want to obtain a career in mathematics relatedfield. Mathematics has always been my favorite subject. I have undertaken math’schallenges that aimed to make mathematics accessible and fun. I was born andraised in Abuja, Nigeria, a land blessed with many natural resources but with astruggling economy which keeps falling into the wrong hands.
Growing up in acountry with a struggling economy, that was a driving force for my choice inaccounting. One of the biggest attractions is the vast array of careeropportunities it provides to suit all interests.My main ambition for the future is to become a CharteredAccountant and start my own accounting business. I hope to obtain Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting and also further my education in the field by becoming amember of the Certified Chartered Accountants. Becoming an accountant means tobe patient, very detailed and diligent, of these qualities I possess.I chose University of Waterloo because it is a home toinnovation, world changing research and inspired teaching. This institutionshapes the future of its students by creating a link between institutions,communities and discipline. University of Waterloo is most known for theircooperative education (co-op) program which enables students to integrateeducation with applicable work experience.
I am hoping University of Waterloowill provide me with an understanding of the accounting world as well asoffering me a wide range of choices and connections after my course.The University Of Waterloo School Of Accounting offersendless possibilities to its students. It has received the highest level ofnational accreditation from Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Canada whichprovides students with a direct pathway to the CPA title. In accountingresearch, the School of Accounting and Finance ranks in the top four percent of706 universities worldwide in the authoritative Brigham Young Universitysurvey.
The University offers certain programs that include Co-operativeeducation, Student investment fund and student venture fund, Investmentresearch challenge, Finance and Data analytics lab, International studyprogram, Success beyond the classroom and Problem based learning. All of theseprograms which are aimed at helping students such as myself to developanalytical skills, enriched capacity for real world experience, ability tothrive under pressure and confidence to make real life decisions.In conclusion, I assure you that if given the opportunity Iwill prove myself to be a worthy and dedicated student. I intend to develop mypersonal character and skills and apply the knowledge I have learnt fromstudying at the university to pursue a career.
I have the commitment anddedication to successfully complete this course and fulfill my ambition ofbecoming a Chartered Accountant. I promise to be of good character and a goodambassador of the school if given the privilege to undertake my studies.