Malini Gouridat, Guyana – Top Paper Award in Accounting for Financial Managers (self-study)
My name is Malini Gouridat and I am a proud Guyanese. I consider myself creative, meticulous, ambitious and considerate. I absolutely love nature, photography and animals. My family has the lived the life of humble farmers in the countryside of Guyana and it is because of their humbleness that I am able to appreciate and work so hard in trying to achieve greatness in my life. They have been very supportive towards my studies and personal development and I intend to continuously make them proud.
I majored banking and finance from the University of Guyana previously and pursued many certifications in information technology including CISCO and CompTIA. I’m currently an Audit Analyst (MIS) employed in the telecommunications sector. I have experience in leadership, accounting and security including residential/commercial security systems, application, database and network security.
ABE is very a flexible and cost effective way to gain international academic recognition. It grants me the freedom to advance in my career by working full time, while studying at my own pace.
I am self-studying with my sister Ameela Gouridat (who is also pursuing her ABE Financial Management qualification). Together we work diligently at nights and on weekends to prepare for our exams. Employers in my country know that when they hire an ABE graduate they will be gaining a great asset.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop studying. I intend to go all the way to Level 7 with the ABE programme. I want to grow my own business someday; ABE will help me get there. ABE allows me to gain recognised skills at an affordable and manageable cost.
So far, ABE helped me to improve my reporting and communication skills. I am more confident walking into a meeting and I no longer fear the challenge of chairing it.
I know it can be stressful working full time and studying. Some nights you may not feel motivated to read especially after a rough day at the office. I urge you all to make a practical timetable and try your best to stick to it. In addition, if in the event you are reading something that you don’t quite understand, I recommend that you always check other sources (Internet, books, videos) so that you can be fully knowledgeable about that topic.
After all, this is your life, your education and in the end, it is your efforts that will be conducive to your final grades and hopefully that promotion you’ve been longing for.
I’d like to one day establish and grow my own business. I know I can do it and that I will rock at doing it too.