Maryanne Hill


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  • Campus: Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA

Maryanne Hill

What are you studying?

I am a mature age student in my first year studying accounting and management.

Why did you want to become a CA Student Rep?

I have worked as an Accounts Clerk for a variety of businesses. This experience has motivated me to become a CA Student Representative, so I can provide students with a first-hand knowledge of what it is like to work in the accounting industry.

 As a CA Student Representative I will have plenty of opportunities to network with business leaders. This will provide insight into which of the varied accounting roles is best suited to me. This role will also help me to improve my public speaking skills and to meet like-minded students. I love meeting new people because everybody has a story to tell. One can learn a lot from another’s experience.

How would your friends, family or a colleague describe you?

If someone was to describe me in one word, it would be organised, this has aided me in my university studies. Being able to organise your time efficiently helps to keep the stress of studying under control.

What are your career/life aspirations?

My dream job is to become a Forensic Accountant. This job first caught my attention when I was researching the career options available to accounting students. It involves using your accounting skills to investigate fraud and examine financial information to be used in legal proceedings. I feel that this job will be very interesting and provide plenty of variety. Which will ensure that I will never be bored.

Tell me how you first got involved in with accounting/business, what inspired you?

When I finished high school I did not know what I wanted to do for a career. I decided to complete a hospitality traineeship which gave me on the job experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, including administration. Whilst working in administration I completed the daily banking and the reconciliation of the bank accounts. This is where I discovered my love of working with numbers. Which is amazing as I was not keen on maths in high school. I have continued working my way up the career ladder doing the necessary qualifications along the way. This has lead me to where I am today, studying for my accounting degree so I can become a Chartered Accountant.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about studying business/accounting?

If you are thinking of studying business/accounting, all I can say is go for it. On completion of your degree you could be working for any company anywhere in Australia or internationally. You could even become your own boss, travelling the world. Who wouldn’t say yes to an opportunity like that?