Bachelor of Business Analysis (Accounting)
Waikato Management School
He’s been a gardener, a cook in a takeaway bar, exercised dogs at a pet motel, been a volunteer usher at Chiefs rugby games, and tutored uni students in accounting.
After doing the hard yards and completing his Bachelor of Business Analysis at Waikato, accounting graduate Brad Sherman is finally on the right career path - as a consultant for Deloitte Private New Zealand in Hamilton.
It didn’t take him long to slot into his new role at the firm, having previously worked there during a summer internship programme – and his employers clearly liked what they saw.
Originally from Dargaville, Brad says he loves the company’s working environment and being a part of such a great team. A typical day involves using accounting software, talking to clients, and being involved in business valuations. He is also taking his exams towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Brad demonstrated a talent for mathematics at an early age, and studied accounting by correspondence at high school.
An avid sports fan, Brad moved down south for university after hearing about the great campus at Waikato.
During his time at Waikato Management School, he was heavily involved in organising events for Beta Alpha Psi, an organisation for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals.
A diligent student, Brad earned a huge number of academic awards. In 2013 alone, he was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence; the Ian Beattie Prize in Taxation (ACCT351); the PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize in Auditing (ACCT341); the Chartered Secretaries of New Zealand Prize in Business Law (ACCT322); and the CPA Australia Prize in Accounting Theory (ACCT301).
Brad’s words to other students considering a degree at Waikato are, “Go for it! It’s a great university with great staff, a great reputation and a great campus.”