Douglas Hall graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona in 2014 with a first degree in Management Studies majoring in Accounting. He has been employed to Hall, Wilson & Associates as an Accountant since 2014, and is currently pursuing the final level of the ACCA. Douglas is from a family of Accountants, with parents and only sibling current Members of ICAJ. He has always been a high achiever and was highlighted in the February 23, 2010 edition of the Gleaner in the feature ‘Top of the Class – A selection of Jamaica’s outstanding academic achievers’ for attaining excellent results in the CSEC Examinations in 2009.
He attributes his success to the guidance of his parents, former Principal of Meadowbrook High School, Mrs. Winsome Reid and former Mathematics teacher, Mr. Irons who encouraged him to always strive for excellence.
Douglas is adept with Information Technology and he is the ‘go to person’ at home and at work when family members and co-workers have IT related problems. He has great leadership skills, which was enhanced when he served as a prefect at Meadowbrook High School. He enjoys reading motivational books and is inspired by well known author John C. Maxwell. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership written by Maxwell serves as a guiding principle for him, as he firmly believes in Maxwell’s principle that ‘Leadership Ability Determines a Person’s Level of Effectiveness’.
He is very disciplined and balances work, study and personal life well. He enjoys travelling and video games and is an avid football fan who supports UK football Club, Arsenal. His interest in football started at Meadowbrook Preparatory School where he was a member of the football team. Douglas is also an excellent swimmer who previously trained with Swim Jamaica.
Douglas intends to pursue further studies in forensic accounting and information systems auditing once he has completed the ACCA Examinations.