MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (GROUPS)
Management Accounting and Financial Management have always been my favourite modules. Both are very practical subjects where every new scenario challenges your problem-solving skills. The only thing I like more than ManAcc itself is teaching it. Whenever that lightbulb goes on in a student, I get goosebumps. I’ve been teaching Management Accounting for nearly a decade at various universities and all levels, and my interest in the subject has not faded. I’ve also been preparing annual financial statements since I did my articles, where a sound knowledge of IFRS is required.
My journey to becoming a CA(SA) was nearly derailed when I wanted to quit halfway through my articles. Looking back, not giving up was the best thing I ever did. Being a CA(SA) really opened doors for me, and allowed me to pursue other interests (like doing the Cape to Cairo on a bike and test-driving fast cars for magazines) while still being able to make a good living. It is a long and hard journey, but it really is worth the ‘pain and suffering’.