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ACCA Reg. num: 1511039 (1st May 2010)
What did I learn from the meeting with your Project Mentor? The mentor I selected is the lecturer in my college and he taught me T5 Managing and People previously. I had prepared a timetable for the project timeline and also issues to be discussed in the meeting. I also learnt how to progress forward in the data gathering approach. Therefore. Second Meeting In the second meeting. He corrected my mistakes in analysing and he finds that I am having difficulty in my use of language and I am unable to express the things that I wanted to express and therefore it is misleading and hard to understand. My mentor asked me why I had selected this topic and whether I would be able to gain access to conduct a motivation study in the firm. My mentor reminded me to use Excel to manage my data analysis so as to meet requirements of the project. I discussed the ways in which analysis of data from the questionnaire would be done. in my second meeting I have learnt how to prepare questionnaires and that there is significant wealth of resources out there in the internet which I realised that I did . my mentor actually asked me to prepare myself with some brief notes on what project that I am interested in. I discussed on the data gathering approach and my mentor agreed to my approach and suggested that I read up on other materials on motivation and manners in conducting a survey. He also gave me some guidance on how to prepare questionnaires to meet with my objectives. I realised after the meeting I had to pen down the issues learnt or else I would not be able to remember them later.Skills and Learning Statement 1. he is very equipped with knowledge regarding to management. First Meeting Before the first meeting. in the first meeting I learnt that I need to be able handle my time management and be more prepared before attending the meeting. I discussed problems in model selection as well as the appropriateness of the articles that I was planning to conduct my research on. my mentor checked on my progress of the project. Therefore. Therefore. My mentor did question me about my knowledge about these articles and whether I understood them. The meeting started with a briefing by my mentor on what is expected from me for the project and proceeded to move on to topic selection and company selection. He asked me to check in the ACCA website to look at the topics beforehand so that he will be able to easily start the coaching on how to do the project. I agreed on my topic and selection of company with my mentor.
2. He explained the importance of presenting information as an important aspect of work flow. I believe that I could have done better if I had carried out an interview after the questionnaire. I learnt that I was required to defend my usage of model by arguing about the relevance and validity of the articles. . This is possibly due to the manner in which the college where I have studied focuses more on exam rather than assignments or projects. However. Third Meeting My third meeting is actually the presentation day. Reflecting to the difficulty faced in doing this project. where I have to present my RAP to my mentor using PowerPoint slide show. I was feeling nervous and worried that my preparation was not good enough and I might make mistakes in certain area. my presentation was good. I am able to link back the objectives to the final conclusion. In this final meeting I learnt that my presentation skills can be improved and that I can possibly improve my knowledge of power point. However. I would be able to understand answers obtained from the questionnaire. He then started out by explaining to me that in overall. After presentation. This would have allowed me to make a more meaningful interpretation of my findings. There is flow and also I am able to answer most of his question. he said this is normal due to this is the first presentation I ever had. my mentor gave me feedbacks on my presentation. He then explained my weaknesses and that would be I forgetting my line half way presenting and loosing eye contact most of the time. I also obtained some knowledge on how to use Excel to gather more data. I could have also improved the results if I had included other smaller firms in my vicinity for the study.not really use. I realised that I lacked research skills and being able to work independently. He also showed me how to use the PowerPoint application that can help present even more interesting. How well do I think I have answered the questions? I think I did answer the questions in a satisfactory manner. By using Microsoft excel and also the technique of analysis learnt from my mentor I was able to draw up a strong conclusion which I believe could aid my work and improve the overall understanding of motivation in small audit firms.
I would be able to provide a more useful recommendation to the firm. I believe I have answered all my questions well. Besides. I also had to ensure them I was keeping all information gathered confidential.Considering what I have gone through where I am unable to find relevant articles to fit my objectives needs and unable to draw up a proper questionnaire. it seems easier compared to me. I learnt to be more polite and also shown my professionalism by ensuring all information gathered will not be shared with others. I had to persuade them to believe that I was not going to report back to management. I had to conduct a briefing to my fellow staffs regarding the questionnaire and the purpose of my project. its made it easier in communication. I am able to improve myself in listening and learnt how to hold a proper discussion and manner in conducting a proper meeting. . How well did I demonstrate my interpersonal skills and communication skills during the project work? Communication skill Being an employee in the organization. Besides. I also believe that if I am able to conduct an interview with the management towards the determination of remuneration and others sensitive staff related issue. I had to get approval from my management to conduct questionnaire. Confidence This has not only improved my learning but at the same time I am able to learn how to communicate well in English. after looking back at my project. It also helps me build interpersonal skill in communicating with my superior. I find that by doing this project I am able to build my confidence as I am able to stand in front of all my colleagues to brief them on my project. I have to put in more concentration in listening to what my mentor comments toward my project and at the same time I have to report to him on my current project’s status. However. I believe if I have more time I would be able to complete my project even better. I had also improved my confidence in speaking to others to gain information as well as give information. Overall. after I decide to choose Parker Randall Mea as my project. During the meeting. this shows that my weaknesses are due to lack of knowledge in preparation of project. 3. Compared to my boyfriend who is currently doing accounting degree. his college is able to provide him with relevant guidance and teachings on how to do research and for him to prepare his assignment. Listening skill In this project.
I decided to delay my last submission date and only handle it in this semester. Therefore. I am able to learn IT skills and this is able to improve my skills in analysing data gathered. I am able to identify my weakness in time management. I find that my RAP is not perfect and the care free attitude of mine will actually affect me not only in the RAP but also in my employment role.I also had to communicate using visual aids and present ideas to another party when conducting my presentation. it can be seen that I am an objective oriented and not a perfectionist. Due to my laziness and also my office work load. by undertaking the RAP. How has undertaking the RAP helped me in my accountancy studies/or current employment role? Employment role Overall. This not only able to help me in the RAP but also able to . I am very happy that during the presentation I have been asked questions regarding the project and I am able to answer without being afraid. looking back at my RAP. Being full time students for few years and just started out my employment. Time management To carry out this RAP. I do know there are some mistakes in my answered but at least I conquered my fear in presentation. This shows that I myself are very bad in time management and resulted in me unable to finish my RAP. it had improved my performance in using computer and managing meetings better. This not only upset my mentor but even I am feeling disappointed in myself. Information Technology skills In this project. Undertaking the RAP has once again helped me understand my current employment role even better. undertaking the RAP actually provided me a clear view on the complex business world and working personnel can be. Planning is a very critical area and I had realized that I can improved my work performance timetabling my work and establish and priority listing my work. Objective Besides. However. It had also improved my ability to manage time in my future jobs more effectively. Besides. 4. My usage of analytical skills has improved my presentation skills and it will also result in my audit work to become easier.
but after undertaking the project I am able to learn Excel. In conclusion. Due to ACCA is an exam oriented. Another valuable experience would be my presentation. I can possibly use this skill when presenting information to clients in future. I believe by undertaking RAP. I am able to learn how to conduct a discussion and presentation. PowerPoint and Words by try and error.improve my role as an employee due to being an auditor I also need to use IT skills to analyse company performance. . By conducting this project. This would be very helpful for me in the future. I am unable to learn presentation skills as well. it is really a worthwhile experience although I have thought of quitting before due to lack of time and the difficulties I faced. Before this I am also very poor in using Microsoft Office.
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