Mahendra Oodhub:Warehouse & Logistics Technician, Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co Ltd.

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Why ACCA?

I first became aware of ACCA when I joined the Internal Audit Department of Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co Ltd. It was on the advice of my colleagues that I decided to study for the ACCA Qualification, as they knew it would increase my career prospects.

Where did you start your studies?

I decided to start my studies with the Foundations level awards because I thought it would give me a real insight into what the world of accountancy looked like. For me, it was a good starting point, as it helped me to become self-disciplined and realise the importance of not wasting time.

What study method did you choose?

When I sat my first exams, I was already a father with my second son due the following year. I was doing self-study, which meant that I didn't have any spare time to attend regular tuition classes.

What advice would you offer to potential ACCA students?

If I had to give advice to anyone thinking of starting their studies with the Foundation level awards, it would be to go for it as the ACCA Qualification is a globally recognised qualification that encompasses many aspects of finance, management and law.

What do you do when you are not studying or working?

When I am not studying I like to relax by watching football on TV. I especially enjoy English football matches - my favourite team is Liverpool FC - but I do enjoy watching Spanish football too. I also enjoy jogging, swimming and playing rummy.

Where do you see yourself in five years' time? 

That would be as a senior auditor, which is my dream job as I like analysing and interpreting figures.

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