How does finance differ from accounting?
Finance, to me, is the study of money in the future. Accounting, however is the study of money in the past. Both are equally important to understanding business as a whole.
Why did you go into accounting?
I went into accounting because it is the backbone of business. A business needs accountants to understand how it is operating, and if management is making the right decisions. Without accountants, how would you know how much money to pay yourself?
What is the key to success in business?
The key to success in business is a combination of two very distinct traits. The first key is being willing to work. For most people, opportunities do not just happen, but rather need to be created through hard work and dedication. The second ingredient to success is optimism. Naturally in your business career, and life in general, you will be disappointed so having the ability to pick yourself up when you're feeling low and turning a negative into a positive is the most important trait of all.