We sat with Mahendran Naicker and ask a few questions on success, the ACCA qualification and staying motivated:
What do you believe being an ACCA member will do for your career?
Firstly this professional qualification is one of the most internationally recognised chartered accountancy qualifications. There are different types of accountancy bodies globally but being an ACCA member will allow me to be associated with an internationally recognised professional accountancy brand which I can leverage with providing me with a whole lot more opportunities. I see ACCA as the worlds local accountancy body and a leader in supporting me with the latest technical standards and resources that will keep me at the forefront of my career.
How do you find the time to study effectively while working full time?
Look studying part time is never going to be easy and without challenges but I found ACCA to be geared up for working full time candidates due to their effective and flexibe exam sittings. I always planned in advance, practicing past questions and staying connected with ACCA study forums helps.
How do you stay motivated?
You got to finish what you started. I looked at it as a journey and you got to love what you do otherwise it is not worth the effort.
What words of encouragement do you have for other students?
Keep going, stay humble and do what you love!
ACCA would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Mahendran Naicker on his success as top achiever September 2016.