Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Chartered Accountant; Cracking the ceiling. (2007, September 21). Financial Mail (South Africa) Retrieved October 1, 2007, from http://www.lexisnexis.com.proxy.lib.siu.edu


This article mainly talks about within the small percentage of female chartered accountants; there is the successful career history of Manteng Ruth Pasha, a female chartered accountant. First, the article discusses how Pasha got her degree in accounting and how she passed the chartered accountancy qualifying exams on her first try; the main reason for her successes was, she was well prepared. Next, the article explains that Pasha chose to be an auditor and how she was promoted to a higher position from a clerk to an audit manager in the first company where she worked. Finally, the article says that Pasha has moved to different corporations in different positions based on her qualifications and experience. In conclusion, this article explains that the accountant career is not just for men or dominated by men, but it is an open field for everyone, whether men or women and the accounting is not a difficult major to study, but it is an interesting major.


My major is accounting, so I was attracted to read about my major and how a female can be successful in accounting because in Saudi Arabia, 20 years ago, there were a few female accountants, but in the last 5 years I saw there is an increase in the percentage of females who work as accountants. Moreover, when I worked as a TA in King Saud University in Riyadh, I noticed that there were many female students who were seeking the accounting major. I’m really happy because my major is not dominated by one gender, but it appeals for both males and females.

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