About me

I have been working in accounting for over 10 years, starting as a trainee auditor.  I worked my way up the ladder and began to specialize in fund accounting covering venture capital, private equity and real estate funds.

Achieving ACCA membership was a great personal achievement but at the same time, I felt not having a degree left a gap in my CV. The Oxford Brookes BSc in Applied Accounting is a great cost-effective option, so when I became fully qualified it was the first thing I started working on.

I am not going to lie, the first weeks of the project were tough for me, mainly due to the fact that there was no set script or syllabus to follow. I was the one who had to create the content of the project from start to finish. My mentor and family were very supportive, giving me feedback and encouragement.

The more time I spent on research and analysis the more I found myself enjoying the project. They do say that you become a more independent thinker and I couldn’t agree more. As accountants, we can sometimes get locked into a set way of working, having to stick to rigid templates and timetables. The degree is more flexible and lets you craft your own way of working, allowing you to be more self-directed.

All the hard work paid off and I’m sure you can imagine how happy I was when I got the results through in September 2013. I passed with a Grade A!!! Another amazing personal achievement.

After I received the degree results I decided to become a mentor myself. Having mentored people at work it seemed like a natural fit. I love helping others and there is nothing more rewarding than watching others grow and develop.

I am a Registered Mentor for the BSc in Applied Accounting after successfully completing the OBU online Mentoring course in February 2014.

If you are in a need of a mentor, I am here to help and guide you through the process. Having gone through the process myself, I have first hand experience of what it takes to maximize your chances of success.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’m based in Berlin, but I accept mentees from all over the world and can be flexible with regards to the times of our meetings.

Anna