Introducing Daniel Hodson and his SAICA success story. Daniel used Aston Holmes in 2018 to find the right firm for him for his articles. Here are some questions we asked him and his answers:
1: What did you study and which university did you study at?
I am still in the process of studying my B.Compt – Financial accounting degree through UNISA. If I pass everything this semester (which I think I will), then I will be finished with my degree. I am then going to study CTA from next year, also through UNISA.
2: Why did you decide to go into accounting?
I have always liked accounting, since school, and I knew that I could make a lot of money by becoming a CA, so the fact that I enjoy it and I can make money made me want to go into it for my career.
3: What type of articles are you doing and why did you choose that type of articles?
I am doing SAICA articles in order to allow me to become a CA(SA).
4: How are you finding the firm that you are at?
I really like it here. The partners, managers and other clerks are all very friendly and helpful and I am learning a lot and being exposed to lots of different situations and topics.
5: What was your experience working with Aston Holmes to find a firm like?
It was very simple and efficient. Aston Holmes helped so much and sorted basically everything out for me! I highly recommend Aston Holmes!
6: What advise do you have for other accounting graduates/students who will be doing their articles soon?
Know what you are getting yourself into, as there is a lot of hard work involved, but if you are ready to work hard, you will be successful. Make sure also to get everything in order, your studies, work life and social life all need a balance!
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