After completing a Bachelor of Business Management degree, Francesca worked as a business journalist in the media research industry.
She later returned to the University of Newcastle to commence her postgraduate studies, graduating with distinction in both the Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Administration degrees.
“I’m fascinated by the key role that accounting plays in a real business environment. Accounting can have a large effect on financial markets by preserving the financial stability of companies which in turn improves the confidence of investors. I find this aspect of the Master of Professional Accounting truly inspiring,” Francesca said.
Francesca worked as an accountant in Sydney after completing her postgraduate studies, where she applied many valuable skills learned from her studies. She has discovered that aside from improving career prospects, Postgraduate studies have also opened the door to further career and academic opportunities and improved her practical, on-the-job skills.
“Being a professional is about collaborating with teams, solving problems and nurturing client relationships. This requires accounting theories, technical accounting skills, and capabilities to work in a group. I gained all these firmly from my studies,” Francesca said.
Despite challenges, Francesca is pleased her hard work throughout the Masters has been recognised.
“The most exciting and inspiring moment was when I was acknowledged as the highest achiever and received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award of Academic Excellence,” Francesca said.
Francesca applies accounting theory to accounting practice.
The most inspiring moment was when I was acknowledged as the highest achiever and received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award of Academic Excellence, whilst graduating with distinction for both degrees.
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