Mark Simon Cavell
finance director
Decca Music Group Limited, UK

'Studying ACCA involved five years' of hard work, and has given me the opportunity to reap the rewards throughout my career as a finance professional.' says Mark.

Mark is clear on what a finance professional's qualities should be: 'The ability to communicate is top of the list. It's about making financial information accessible and understandable to people who don't necessarily know anything about finance. The ability to think laterally is also key. ACCA opens doors to a variety of roles within business and that's important for developing a career. That's because the qualification has such broad appeal - it's not just about accounting but management and business as well.'