Special Feature: Paul Hyman ACCA Graduate & Sushil Jain Awardee

Paul Hyman ACCA Graduate & Sushil Jain Awardee

A record was created when at only 20 years old, Paul Hyman received the Sushil Jain Award at the ICAJ/ACCA Graduation Ceremony which was held on October 28, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. This makes him the youngest graduate in the history of the Award to receive this honour.

The Sushil Jain Award is presented annually to the youngest ACCA graduate who successfully completes the final stage of the examinations on the first attempt. Paul is employed to KPMG in Jamaica as an Accountant in the Audit Practice. He started his ACCA journey after completing Fifth Form at Calabar High School in 2014, and is an outstanding ACCA Affiliate.

Here Paul shares his personal story….

My name is Paul Hyman and I was born in Kingston, Jamaica to very strong and supportive parents, who encouraged me to strive for excellence in every way possible. In all I do, I do my best to involve God at the forefront, without whom, I would not be present today.

My parents worked extremely hard to give both themselves and their children a better life. I grew up with my younger sister, who is also currently pursuing the ACCA qualification

School Journey

I graduated from the Calabar High School after five years of struggle, but struggles worth experiencing. I left the institution with seven (7) ones and two (2) twos from the CSEC examinations. My heart was, however, not towards sixth form, as I felt I needed a change and a different atmosphere.

At only 17 years old, I decided to take on what many considered to be “a bit too much for my little size”. I began studying at the Global Accountancy Institute on September 15, 2014. For the first three months the full time class had a substantial amount of students, however, after three months, the numbers dwindled extensively and the few that remained had to shift to a part time online basis.

It was not easy at all with discouragement coming from both the difficulty sometimes associated with the course work and, not to mention, the pessimistic influences we tend to encounter on a daily basis from persons who should be helping to empower you. However, despite the negatives, I overcame the challenges, fully completing the examinations at the age of 19 years old.

 “David and Goliath”

Dr. Glen Brown, my main lecturer and coach, President and CEO of Global Accountancy Institute, always flooded me with work. Exams with 500 up to as many as 1,000 questions were initially perceived as horrific, but it all helped to build my mental stamina and endurance when dealing with “Goliath” as he would usually term the exams. Not to mention at times late night classes stretching as long as 3 to 4 hours in the night. Indeed, the little David did conquer.

Extreme nervousness is ever so common when sitting any exam. I remember when I used to sit the Level 1 CBE’s (computer based exams) and when the result was about to be released by the computer I would run out of the room, only to be greeted with satisfying scores. The more I prayed and the results got better, I learned to trust God and my preparation methods even more.

I completed Level 1 with an average of 80.3%. One month after completion, I attacked the CBE for F4- Corporate and Business Law exam acquiring a score of 91%. From there, the woes began as I found myself working twice as hard to ensure I knew everything I needed to know due to the fact that the worst pass rates were associated with some of these papers I was about to face.

Dr. Brown insisted that I do three papers at one go, with just four months to study them all. I don’t know anyone that prayed like I did. I couldn’t say no, because I was on a mission to prove myself and prove God and the strength He says He gives me. I passed all three at the December 2015 exam sitting. The air condition and my nerves had me shaking for three days straight in the exam hall, but it did not faze me.

Victory on the Horizon

I went on to do another three papers in two months in time for the March 2016 exam sitting and was successful. It was madness, but the victory always seems sweeter when the journey is rough. Somehow, I began to become distracted by personal issues and feeling ill for a few months, mysteriously. I became worried and depressed. I became discouraged from studying, especially after getting the idea that I was being pushed too hard.

My greatest Healer is the Spirit of God and He was my shoulder to lean on. I sat two papers in June 2016 and failed one. Failure changed my perspective. Knowing at this point I was almost finished, I was determined to finish regardless of what I was going through.

My last three papers were spread between the September and December 2016 exam sessions and I passed them comfortably, ending the qualification with an overall average of 71.21%. It was a sigh of relief knowing I was finally finished.

Hard Work and Dedication

I had all the struggles ordinary exam candidates have. Nothing in life that is truly precious comes easy, and it takes hard work and dedication for success. I thank my parents, the Lord Jesus and my mentor, Dr. Glen Brown, who saw to it that I stayed on a path that eventually got very dark and lonely, but the light of God saved the day.

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Courses at Global Accountancy Institute

Global Accountancy Institute Inc. is an Independent Global Tuition Provider which provides Educational Support Services to enhance the academic experiences of Accountancy Students who are studying for professional qualifications including: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants( ACCA), Foundations in Accountancy( FIA), Certified Accounting Technician( CAT), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant( CMA), Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants( CIMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA).

You can study with us from anywhere via Global Live Online Classes,Global-On-Demand( GOD) Classes and Global Mobile Learning( GML).

Global Live Online Class enable you to attend our live classes from the comfort of your home or office. In these classes we work through each topic, focusing on the key examinable areas most likely to come up in your examination. No specialized equipment is required, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. This means that you can study with us from any where in the world.

Global On Demand( GOD) Classes allow students to balance work and home life while pursuing Professional Accountancy Qualifications such as ACCA, FIA, CAT, CPA, CIMA, CMA and CFA.

GOD allow you to Start anytime, Study anytime from anywhere.God is available for all our courses namely: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants( ACCA), Foundations in Accountancy( FIA), Certified Accounting Technician( CAT), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant( CMA), Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants( CIMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA).

We will customise your Class for you on a weekly basic and you do it within the time that you have available in that week. A Lecturer will be assigned to you. The Lecturer is responsible to ensure that you study the content and sit the variuos mock examination. The Lecturer will do everything to help you pass!

You can start the ACCA without any formal qualifications. Having the ‘ACCA’ letters after your name links you with a tradition of excellence, drive for innovation and high global ethical standards that is recognisable to employers around the world. ACCA membership is your key to professional opportunities throughout the world.

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can achieve along the way. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:.

( 1) a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

( 2) an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business.

( 3) a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University.

( 4) a Masters in Professional Accountancy awarded by the University of London.

All our courses are offered through our Global Live Online Classes. You are able to attend class and learn without having to go to a traditional Brick and Mortar School or set foot on a Physical Campus. All topics are covered in our live online classes with emphasis and focus placed on key examination areas. You do not require any specialized piece of equipment. A stable internet connection and a working computer is all you need.

We ensure that we cover all skills and concepts, which you will need during your entire professional career. We bridge academic theory with the current industry practices, while still making sure that you grasp the professional standards and ethics, needed for a successful career.

NB: Flexible Monthly Payment Plan available!

Your first step is to complete our online application form at https://www.globalaccountancycollege.com/register.html

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About Global Accountancy Institute Inc

Global Accountancy Institute Inc. is an Independent Global Tuition Provider which provides Educational Support Services to enhance the academic experiences of Accountancy Students who are studying for professional qualifications including: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants( ACCA), Foundations in Accountancy( FIA), Certified Accounting Technician( CAT), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant( CMA), Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants( CIMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA).

You can study with us from anywhere via Global Live Online Classes,Global-On-Demand( GOD) Classes and Global Mobile Learning( GML).

Global Live Online Class enable you to attend our live classes from the comfort of your home or office. In these classes we work through each topic, focusing on the key examinable areas most likely to come up in your examination. No specialized equipment is required, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. This means that you can study with us from any where in the world.

Global On Demand( GOD) Classes allow students to balance work and home life while pursuing Professional Accountancy Qualifications such as ACCA, FIA, CAT, CPA, CIMA, CMA and CFA.

GOD allow you to Start anytime, Study anytime from anywhere.God is available for all our courses namely: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants( ACCA), Foundations in Accountancy( FIA), Certified Accounting Technician( CAT), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant( CMA), Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants( CIMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA).

We will customise your Class for you on a weekly basic and you do it within the time that you have available in that week. A Lecturer will be assigned to you. The Lecturer is responsible to ensure that you study the content and sit the various mock examination. The Lecturer will do everything to help you pass!

You can start the ACCA without any formal qualifications. Having the ‘ACCA’ letters after your name links you with a tradition of excellence, drive for innovation and high global ethical standards that is recognisable to employers around the world. ACCA membership is your key to professional opportunities throughout the world.

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can achieve along the way. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:.

( 1) a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

( 2) an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business.

( 3) a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University.

( 4) a Masters in Professional Accountancy awarded by the University of London.

All our courses are offered through our Global Live Online Classes. You are able to attend class and learn without having to go to a traditional Brick and Mortar School or set foot on a Physical Campus. All topics are covered in our live online classes with emphasis and focus placed on key examination areas. You do not require any specialized piece of equipment. A stable internet connection and a working computer is all you need.

We ensure that we cover all skills and concepts, which you will need during your entire professional career. We bridge academic theory with the current industry practices, while still making sure that you grasp the professional standards and ethics, needed for a successful career.

“Will You DIE a DREAMER?” – Bishop T.D. Jakes (@BishopJakes) – Top 10 Rules

Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Seven(7) Fundamental Principles For Solving Problems

If you have a problem today (any problem) I can help you if you will let me. Today I offer to you seven(7) principles that I used daily. They will work if you use them.

Principle #1: Don’t Underestimate Problems
Problems are like a pregnancy. They will grow until their presence is obvious. No one is just little pregnant. And no problem is unimportant enough to ignore.
Never underestimate a problem or your power to cope with it. Realize that the problem you are facing has been faced by millions of human beings.
You have untapped potential for dealing with a problem if you will take the problem and your own undeveloped, unchallenged powers seriously. Your reaction to the problem, as much as the problem itself,will determine the outcome.
Let us face the most catastrophic problems with a positive mental attitude, turning our problems into creative experiences. Let us turned scars into stars.

Principle #2: Don’t Exaggerate Problems

Sometimes instead of underestimating the problem, our instinctive(and often, the first) reaction is to exaggerate it. Don’t exaggerate the problem. You are playing
it up too much. Play it down. Then pray it up but don’t sit and wait. Take action. Give it to God and give God a chance to show how the scars can be turned into stars.
Are you unemployed? Are you depressed to the point that you want to stop the world and get off? Maybe you are exaggerating your problem.
If you will play it down and pray it up with action, God will give you the ability to cope with the worst that will happen. Stop exaggerating the dept, the length, and the breadth of the problem.

This song just came to mind: Til The Storm Passes By – The Grace Thrillers

Principle #3: Don’t wait

There is a time and place for patience- after you have tried every avenue possible and have planted as many seeds of solutions as you can. Patience is not a virtue if
you sit back and wait for your problem to solve itself. If you want to solve your problem, don’t wait for somebody else to help you. Tackle it yourself. Right now,
understand that you alone are personally responsible for managing your problem. Don’t expect anybody else to do it for you.

Principle #4: Don’t Aggravate Problems
We have the power to make any problem better or worse. We do this when we react positively or negatively. If you have a problem don’t add to it. Don’t make your problem
worse by aggravating it with self-pity, jealousy,cynicism, hatred and anger. They will not help solve the problem.

Principle #5: Now Dedicate

Most people fail, not because they lack intelligence, ability, opportunity, or talent, but because they have not given their problem all they’ve got!
Everyone can succeed if you can get enthusiastic about life even when life seems empty. Doors will open to the enthusiastic person first!

Principle #6: Insulate Yourself

Don’t isolate yourself from help, but do insulate yourself from negative forces and negative personalities. Keep away from negative people and organization.Keep company with people who will push you to achieved greatness. Maintaining a positive mental attitude becomes a near-impossible task if we allow ourselves to be bombarded by the negative thoughts that constantly surround us.
Check out the positive or negative content of your own conversations and the advice that people give you. Let us become sensitive to the widespread, taken-for-granted
,negative sentences that are pumped into your brain daily by well-meaning friends.

Insulate yourself from the following phrases:

(a)Take Care: People who take care never get anywhere. Managing problems requires that we take control..
(b)Take it easy: Resourcefulness and creative initiative can be stifled by the take-it-easy attitude.
(c)Thank God, it’s Friday: TGIF is a wasteful thought!
(d)Not too bad: This is a negative statement. This is just one step above awful!

Be positive. Never Give Up!. You can solve your problems. When a problem seems to defy solution, you can manage it. You can manage it when you work the six(6) principles that I have shared with you.
But none of this will work effectively unless you take positive control of your life and your thoughts.

Principle #7: Take Care of your Educational Goals. Prepare for it today

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

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Consciousness

Consciousness is the ability to be aware of yourself and what you are thinking, being and doing. It is the ability to separate yourself from your body,emotions,intellect,history and experiences and to observe them,recognizing them as tools you use but not your essence. When we are not aware we get caught in a vicious circle of living out our habits,and our history-repeating the same old scripts over and over again.

Consciousness is the most important faculty of the human mind. When we use it appropriately- we can bring into our experience all that we need physically,emotionally,mentally and spiritually,to accomplish our purpose here on earth. When we don’t use or misuse our consciousness our life becomes like a ship on the open sea without a captain or a navigator, no sense of direction or purpose. Wherever we end up is by accident.  Be Conscious of This!

Without consciousness we often take on the characteristics of our tribe and act out of the fears of our own subconscious and the collective subconscious of the tribe. Be Conscious of This!

If you want to be successful you have to consciously leave your tribe and push yourself out of your comfort zone. You will have to stretch yourself or else your comfort zone will become a rut. Complacency is one of the greatness enemies of success,possibilities and creativity. For you to accomplish something new-something which is not yet programmed into your subconscious mind-such as learning to sit and focus on your studies you will have to be willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable doing it the first few times. If it is worth doing, it is worth the awkwardness until it is programmed into your subconscious mind and that mind will simply take over with effortless ease. “Wait means never!”  Be Conscious of This!

What happens to a person during his life time is in direct relation to the way he or she passes his or her day. Many of us wait for miracles from above. I’ve heard a number of people say. “Well, I am ready. I am just waiting for a sign from above. I am ready to do God’s will- I am just waiting on the Lord.” If these souls were indeed “ready,” they would be busy fulfilling their mission on earth. Be Conscious of This!

Don’t join people who watch and wait- You will lose nothing but time!. Be Conscious of This!

Don’t join people who allow you to stay in your comfort zone and say it is impossible. The word impossible is a dangerous word. Too often progress has been delayed or even halted by people who used that word. Transplant a human heart? Impossible! Put a man on the moon? Impossible! Complete ACCA in 24 months? Impossible! But are any of these missions truly impossible?, Over time, the impossible becomes the possibleBe Conscious of This!

“One of the major keys to success is to give up everything for your dreams.” In one single, sweeping sentence our creator gives us the key to help us unlock our true potentials and possibilities. He said: “Cast your bread upon the waters and it shall return to you.” If we release our talents, our time,our gifts with a feeling of hope and positive expectancy, they will return to us in the form of multiplied blessings.

“Cast your bread upon the waters and it shall return to you.” I am aware that some of my spiritual friends are now saying that I am quoting out of context.  So let me explain since physical blindness is just one form of blindness and as great a handicap as physical blindness is, it may not be as nearly as debilitating as spiritual,  intellectual or moral blindness.

“Cast your bread upon the waters and it shall return to you.” does  not make much sense to the average man. If you throw bread upon the water,it will get soggy and dissolve. If it does return, neither of us would care to eat it.

Cast your bread upon the waters and it shall return to you was originally spoken in a culture where fish was the basis for economic survival. If you throw bread upon the water, the bread itself will not be edible, but it will attract fishes to the surface so you can net them. That’s what the author of this biblical verse had in mind. If you are hungry, take your bread and give it up!. Throw it into the water. Yes you will lose your bread, but you will gain a meal fit for royalty!

Likewise when you give forth your talents, time, and gifts, your “bread” will return to you multiplied.  Be Conscious of This!

 

 

 

 

 

Global Accountancy High Achievers for the Month ending July 31, 2017

Global Accountancy Top 25 High Achievers as at July 31,2017

Congratulations to our top 25 high achievers as at July 31, 2017. Seven Hundred and Nine(709) Active Members compete for the top 25 positions.
Deidrian Rank #1 with an average of 86.31% while treshannarich made it on the list with an average of 64.66%. May you all fly on the wings of success.

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. If learning is an act of exploration, then technology equips the explorer for the journey of a lifetime.

Our ranking is based on the Global Internal Mock Examination that is done on the Global Mock Examination Portal. The Global Ranking System a a true performance indicator!

The Big Question is: Who will drop off the list for the Month of September 2017?

We welcome your suggestions and comments.

 

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Miss Seraphina Hyman for passing her Financial Accounting (F3/FFA) Examinations on July 22, 2017.

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Miss Seraphina Hyman for passing her Financial Accounting (F3/FFA) Examinations on July 22, 2017.
Miss Seraphina Hyman now holds a Silver Membership Status at Global Accountancy Institute,Inc.

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Miss Seraphina Hyman for passing her Financial Accounting (F3/FFA) Examinations on July 22, 2017.

Miss Seraphina Hyman now holds a Silver Membership Status at Global Accountancy Institute,Inc.

A Silver member is one who has matriculated from Level 1 of the ACCA qualifications into Level 2 and is now pursuing any three (3) papers from F4 to F9.

The student must have successfully completed the Bronze level to move up to Silver status.This level indicates that you have completed the ACCA Diploma Level Papers

Miss Seraphina Hyman has the potential to become a high achiever and also one of the youngest Chartered Accountant in Jamaica. We will pressure Miss Seraphina Hyman to achieved her full potential and complete her ACCA Examinations within the next 18 Months.

You must tell yourself, ‘no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.
‘Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

Belief in yourself, belief in your abilities, will override fear almost every time. The only thing we are afraid of is what we are capable of accomplishing.

Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.

Congratulations again to Miss Seraphina Hyman!

 

Today I want to say a big Congratulations to Miss Natasha Mclean for passing her ACCA F2/FMA Financial Management On July 18, 2017

Today I want to say a big Congratulations to Miss Natasha Mclean for passing her ACCA F2/FMA Financial Management On July 18, 2017

Today I want to say a big Congratulations to Miss Natasha Mclean for passing her ACCA F2/FMA Financial Management On July 18, 2017

Miss Natasha Mclean currently holds a Bronze Membership Status at Global Accountancy Institute,Inc.

A Bronze member is a student actively enrolled in the Institute at Level 1 of the ACCA qualifications completing Foundations of Accountants in Business (F1), Management Accounting (F2) and Financial Accounting (F3).

Miss Natasha Mclean has the potential to become a high achiever and a successful Chartered Accountant. We will pressure Miss Natasha Mclean to achieved her full potential.
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
Something almost magical happens when people break through the obstacles that hold them back and discover what is truly inside them.
Everyday is like writing a new chapter in your personal book; it’s up to you what is written with it’s pages, so make it a book written about success.

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

We will work with you to achieve more success.

Congratulations again to Miss Natasha Mclean!

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Mr Romario Coley for Completing his ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Mr Romario Coley for Completing his ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business

Today I want to say a big congratulations to Mr Romario Coley for passing his Accountants in Business (F1), Management Accounting (F2) and Financial Accounting (F3) Examinations during July, 2017.

Mr Romario Coley now holds a Silver Membership Status at Global Accountancy Institute,Inc.

A Silver member is one who has matriculated from Level 1 of the ACCA qualifications into Level 2 and is now pursuing any three (3) papers from F4 to F9.

The student must have successfully completed the Bronze level to move up to Silver status.This level indicates that you have completed the ACCA Diploma Level Papers

Mr Romario Coley is a hard worker and I am 100% sure she will be successful in the other papers within 24 months. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Belief in yourself, belief in your abilities, will override fear almost every time. The only thing we are afraid of is what we are capable of accomplishing.

Congratulations again to Mr Romario Coley