If I didn’t make the right decision on moving towards accounting, I would still have a job in cash management that I didn’t like much at all. Instead, I am working in a job that I love and would spend the rest of my life in. When I was young, I loved math and liked resolving difficult problems in math. I have been an achiever not because I have a brilliant mind, but because I work very hard in doing homework, projects, or puzzles. Growing up in the poor family I wanted to learn to save and value money, so I can help my family deal with any money issue they had because none of my family members knew how to take care of their bank accounts. When I finished high school, I was so proud of myself because it prepared me to go and study in one of the biggest University of my country! I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business, then after, I graduated from a different professional school which I earned a Graduate Certificate in Accounting. After graduating college and earning my degree, I found a job in cash management. I learned a lot about treasury and how to deal with cash which didn’t interest that much, but it did start making me wonder “what I am I going to do with the rest of my life, so I decided I wanted to be an accountant! This made me look for a job that dealt in more with accounting, which lead me into be an accountant assistant at NAI Hiffman. The position that I have now is more important because it gives me a lot of satisfaction and has been a great experience so far where I have learned and accomplished a lot. I suppose a lot of people would say I am stubborn, but I prefer to see this in a more positive way. I always liked to help people and find a way on how to solve problems with them in accounting. I am loyal, determined, and goal driven. I always had strong organization and planning skills along with proactive problem resolution which made me the right person for this job.

Besides work, I am person who spends a part of my time with family and friends. I would like to take my kids out in park for walk, cook meals with them and sometimes they would help me. Also, I enjoy meeting with my family and friends to hang out or even throw a party to celebrate a special event that has occurred. One of my favorite hobbies is dancing! When I was in high school, I participated in different dance groups like being a cheerleader or even practicing my dance move in the talent show in my country. Different types of dances I did were learning on how to do the Tango and the Salsa, which I learned from doing lessons in downtown Chicago. Also, as an adult, I want to keep a healthier lifestyle, so I bought a Fit Bit from the store to see if I am losing weight. Overall, being in accounting was the only thing I was passionate about when I was as cash management assistant. Even though sometime accounting can be rough I can always count on my family and friends to keep me happy. Even dancing can be relaxing here and there, even thought I might be a little too old for doing the Tango or the Salsa. In the future, I want to be a professional accountant and might even help the other people in my department that are trying to be just like me.

“Success is not the key of happiness. Happiness is the key of the success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Albert Schweitzer

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