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Xero makes heroes

Accounting student and small business owner, Angelique Moodie, snapped up her first job as a junior accountant with a local firm at 18 years old, with Xero software skills.

After leaving school at the end of Year 11, Angelique discovered The Gordon as a place where she could learn real skills to get ahead in her career and complement her jewellery and fashion businesses, Citrine and Lemon, and recently launched, Your Y2K Mum.

“I wanted to get ahead and further my studies after high-school”, shared Angelique.

“I chose to study a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as I knew it would equip me with life-long skills I could apply within my own businesses and set me up for success.”

Angelique advocates Xero, over MYOB software, as revolutionising the way business is done within the accounting industry and a handy tool for managing multiple businesses at once. The Gordon is one of very few institutions incorporating Xero into the training package. The understanding of this software was one of the key reasons Angelique secured a role at an accounting firm.

“My Xero training at The Gordon has been so important. More and more businesses are using Xero due to its user-friendliness. It’s now a key part of my daily accounting practices at McHenry Partners and within my own businesses. I can’t emphasise enough how important this training was.”

“My accounting course as a whole was a significant help in regard to understanding my responsibilities as a business owner. It provided me with a thorough understanding of things like GST, activity statements, superannuation and PAYG taxes. All that stuff we, as taxpayers, deal with every day, but don’t all know enough about”, she added.

Angelique recently won the Business and Technology category award at The Gordon Awards for Excellence night, recognising her exceptional commitment to her accounting studies, for which her teacher, Alana Spencer, is most proud.

“Angie is a part-time student who has been dedicated to study from the beginning. She immediately demonstrated a keen interest in business and has used the skills she has learnt to continue running her small business on the side. It’s incredible to see that while Angie hasn’t finished her course yet, she has been able to gain employment as a junior accountant. I believe she is a great asset to her accounting firm with her bright and bubbly personality.”

Angelique plans to complete further studies in accounting this year with a future goal of becoming a chartered accountant.

To learn more about a career in accounting or bookkeeping, register for an information session at The Gordon Geelong City Auditorium (H1.03) on Tuesday 7 May from 5pm.