'I realised that the flexibility of ACCA suited me and I was further motivated by the international recognition of the ACCA Qualification'
EMC2 - Brian de Vries, ACCA member
I studied a Masters degree in Business in the Netherlands and in 2005 I decided to move to Ireland where I began a career in IT sales. Having worked in sales for a couple of years I then began exploring other opportunities. I attended an ACCA open day and decided to enroll. I realised that the flexibility of ACCA suited me and I was further motivated by the international recognition of the ACCA Qualification. I started studying for my ACCA exams and when I passed my first exams, I decided that this was what I wanted to do.
I ultimately made the switch and moved into a career in Finance. I'm currently working in the IT industry as a Financial Analyst with EMC in Cork. I work in Revenue Assurance ensuring material software sales deals are compliant with the Revenue Recognition accounting standards.
EMC is a great multinational employer within a fast-paced exciting industry; it is a dynamic workplace with plenty of opportunities for learning and continuous professional development both in Cork and globally.
I am now a qualified ACCA accountant and I have no doubt that ACCA membership will open new doorways and opportunities for me. My ambition is to further progress my international financial career and reach for opportunities at strategic management level. The ACCA Qualification has become a key milestone in fulfilling this career ambition.