“My name is James Maina and I am an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants student. I have a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Accounting and am currently taking a master’s in Finance and Accounting. I aspire to be a financial consultant specialising in cash-flow management, business sustainability and tax compliance.”

How did you learn about Alison?

Our lecturer at KCA University told us about Alison and invited us to discover the platform.

What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?

The first course I undertook was on Quickbooks. I needed the Accounting skills and knowledge necessary for running day to day operations.

Has Alison helped you secure in a new job or promotion?

Yes. Formerly, I was employed as a mere financial assistant. However, through Alison I received a new job as a Procurement Officer. Through the Alison platform, I have shifted mindset and become more rational and embracing of diversity. I have also honed my report writing skills.

What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?

Going swimming is my favourite way to relax. In addition, sometimes I’ll choose a topic I love from Alison and enjoy exploring it. 

Where are you working and what are you studying now?

I am working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a humanitarian organisation. Furthermore, I am studying Networking and IT Security through Alison.

 

What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?

I am looking forward to soon being self-employed as I improve my technical skills.

If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?

IT, Auditing, Finance and Accounting.

What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?

Alison is an exceptional, user-friendly and global platform that offers skills training and knowledge related to working environments across a diverse range of fields. I would especially recommend Alison for people who are interested in continuous learning. The reasons I prefer Alison to other platforms is it’s accessible 24/7, has no geographical barriers, and is affordable and flexible. Alison also offers classes in a wide range of skills and disciplines. Alison has greatly enabled me to acquire applicable knowledge and to develop a deep understanding of new skills. Also with Alison, you can scroll back and relearn what you may have forgotten. I greatly appreciate Alison for their exceptional global platform.

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