Cum Laude Graduate on the Path Towards Becoming a Chartered Accountant

Ms Serena Gobindlall being awarded a BCom Accounting degree cum laude.
Ms Serena Gobindlall being awarded a BCom Accounting degree cum laude.

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting cum laude graduate Ms Serena Gobindlall is on the path to becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Gobindlall says she got a taste of what lies ahead in the career when she received an award in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Students Awards ceremony, an annual awards ceremony held in partnership with the UKZN School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in celebration of its top achievers during her second year.

‘Commerce is such a broad field and there are so many prospects and opportunities available,’ said Gobindlall. ‘The career has added attraction because chartered accountants are in demand in South Africa and the CA qualification is the ultimate position as it encompasses all the skills required in the business world.’

A top achiever who was Dux in her matric year at Maritzburg Muslim School for Girls, says she is also interested in entrepreneurship.

‘I have been drawn to the business world since I did a market day project at high school where we were required to show entrepreneurial skills and perform all the functions of a business. The highlight was the actual market day and seeing one’s plans unfold and succeed. That really piqued my interest and I hope to one day start my own business,’ she said.

Words: Thandiwe Jumo

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