Student view: Accounting and Finance, BSc(Hons)

Student view: Accounting and Finance, BSc(Hons)

December 2, 2019 0 By Kody Olson


I think from the first-year modules
there was only two that were actually directly related to accountant so there
was financial accounting and management accountant and the other ones were like
economics, financial skills, which was more maths-based, and academic skills so
different areas but the two modules I did best on were the two
accounting ones, so that it basically let me know that I’m doing the right thing
basically, I’m in the right course. Brighton University, you actually
gain accreditations from ACCA, so I believe you get 9 out of 15 I believe it
is here, so by the end of the three years I should be part qualified and yeah
that basically gives me a big head start from other unis that only offer 3
accreditations for example. That’s really good. So ACCA is it’s basically one of
the institutions that that allows you to basically become a chartered accountant
through them and doing their exams and then when once you are a chartered accountant you can set up your own practice. I think it’s important to do a
placement for a couple reasons so the first one is that to be a chartered
accountant you need two years experience in a professional services firm or in
an accountancy firm, so that basically means that I already have one by the
time I finish university, and another reason it’s just the practical experience
that you gain, it’s like no matter how much you might do your uni work,
you’re never really going to understand what it’s like and to do it for a real
business with real life consequences and with real life numbers
and scenarios so that’s really beneficial. Now we need to move on so the
Alumni and Friends Award winners and also from the first year we have Carlos
Souzavaques Carlos is on the accounting and
finance degree. Something that I advise for people to get clued up on
before they join any university is making sure you fully research what
you’re going to be studying and if it’s the right course for you and
also compare Universities so Brighton was a good match for me because by the end
of it you’ve got your nine accreditations from ACCA which
means you’re already partly qualified. So one of the things that Brighton has
taught me is to have a good work ethic. I’ve really improved that
this year and for the first time probably in my schooling life I’ve
actually really applied myself so that’s showed this year. So the importance of
whatever good work ethic is for a couple of reasons: number one I was doing it to
get a first which I know this year it doesn’t actually go towards your final
grade, but I thought that was important especially when I plan for placements
that you can say that you got first and that you’re predicted at first always
helps. Second is just that I actually like I actually enjoy the subject so
that helped if I was doing if I was doing something that was a lot a lot of
like written work and a lot of essays that wouldn’t be suited to me, that’s why
I didn’t do something like that but I’m really enjoying Accounting.