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Our People: Ashley Farrington

Our People: Ashley Farrington

Ashley Farrington is KPMG’s 2019 Accounting Scholarship recipient.

Ashley Farrington is KPMG’s 2019 Accounting Scholarship recipient.

Ashley Farrington

Ashley is a graduate from Bermuda High School (2017) and enrolled at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. She is majoring in Accounting and Strategic Management and when she graduates in 2020, Ashley plans to pursue her Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA CA).

“After I received the news that I was awarded the 2019 KPMG Accounting Scholarship, I felt a combination of thrill and excitement. When I read about past recipients of this scholarship, I found myself admiring and looking up to these individuals as they mirrored the kind of person I have always wanted to be: determined, driven and committed. Through hard work and perseverance, I am pleased to have the opportunity to be in this position and also grateful to KPMG for awarding me this scholarship. I look forward to building on the relationships that I have already formed with colleagues while being a 2019 KPMG Summer Intern in Financial Services, as well as forming new bonds with other professionals as my journey progresses.”

At quite a young age, Ashley believed that her passion was in the scientific realm. It led Ashley to take courses during her middle and high school years which would prepare her for a career related to medicine. However, as time when on, Ashley felt an innate pull toward business where she gravitated to accounting, as she “began to understand the considerable importance it plays in the day-to-day running of an organisation.”

“In my opinion, many people choose to pursue careers in accounting due to having a strong inclination toward mathematics or simply because they have a developed skill set in working with numbers. However, I chose accounting for an entirely different reason. My initial interest was derived from appreciating what accounting means to an organisation: it acts as a framework and foundation at the heart of a business. Accounting is a language that dictates the movement of elements into and out of the firm. It was this understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ that heightened my desire to join such a profession.”

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