Kirsten Ronaasen kicks F7’s butt!

ACCA_StudentProfiles_KRonaasen.blogWell done to Kirsten who achieved a top score in the recent exams. What drives Kirsten? Read below to find out what motivates Kirsten:

What do you believe being an ACCA member will do for your career?

ACCA is a globally recognised and respected qualification and I believe that along with assuring future employers of our abilities, it will open doors to many opportunities, whether in SA or abroad.

How do you find the time to study effectively while working full time?

I find it challenging to leave work at work. It is something I constantly have to improve on so that I can focus on my studies and my family, whose time is also sacrificed to reach my goals.

I try to manage my time as effectively as possible, giving my utmost to every task. Sometimes I simply run out of “day” and have to prioritise on what is really important.

How do you stay motivated?

As I still have many exams to go, perhaps I should answer that at the end!

Although I keep the end target in sight, I focus on each exam as its own goal and each one passed as its own success. Celebrate the successes and don’t get bogged down by the failures.

Words of encouragement:  

A quote from Dr. Seuss:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

Xolile Khumalo rocks P7 in the March 2017 exams

ACCA_StudentProfiles.XolileKhumalo2Well done to Xolile on his achievement for the March 2017 exam. We are proud of Xolile’s exam result.

We sat down with Xolile to gain further insight into his secrets of success:

What do you believe being an ACCA member will do for your career?

I believe membership to ACCA will give me access to a reputable professional body and access to credible material for CPD to keep my knowledge up to date in the competitive world of finance.

How do you find the time to study effectively while working full time (if applicable)

I prefer waking up early in the morning and putting in 1 to 1.5 hours of study before going to work, because it’s much tougher to study in the evenings after work.

How do you stay motivated?

I don’t believe in motivation as such, my philosophy is if you want something you get up and do it. Currently I stay motivated knowing that I have the opportunity to make it to membership in 2017.

What words of encouragement do you have for other students?

I would say focus more on questions and augment the areas where you lack theoretical knowledge by going back to your study text. Questions give you a platform to test your knowledge levels and to time yourself as well.