Audit Senior, Grant Thornton
What made you choose to work for Grant Thornton?
When looking for a full time position post-graduation, I came across Grant Thornton Channel Islands. Grant Thornton is a reputable local firm with global connections. I knew upon joining the firm that I would be given opportunities to work with a variety of clients and given responsibilities not readily available in other firms. I immediately felt valued. The Audit team is also very sociable so there is always a fun event to look forward to.
What professional training have you done?
I joined Grant Thornton’s associate programme in August 2019 and started my professional training to become a qualified accountant. With ongoing support, I was able to qualify with the ACCA in just under three years. I am now a fully qualified accountant.
What does your average day consist of?
For me, an average day at Grant Thornton usually consists of being a day-to-day point of contact for our clients. I also carry out planning, fieldwork, and completion procedures. Sometimes this can be achieved in our office but other times it requires onsite client visits at their premises. These are great opportunities to meet clients in person and to work with professionals from a variety of different backgrounds.
What are your next steps?
I want to continue developing my knowledge, skills and experience within the audit profession, and in time will explore opportunities available at Grant Thornton to progress my career within the firm.
What advice would you give yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now?
My main piece of advice would be to demonstrate assertiveness and to not be afraid to ask questions. Learning from one’s peers and other experienced colleagues is extremely valuable, especially when experiencing the work environment for the first time. I now participate in Grant Thornton’s ‘buddy’ scheme for joiners – this is something I really benefitted from when I started with the company.
University attended: University of Sussex
Course: History and Politics
Favourite possession? My AFC Wimbledon Season Ticket.
Favourite place to eat in Jersey?
Awabi restaurant. I am pescatarian and they have a variety of delicious options for me to choose from.
What are your favourite ways to relax?
I have recently started running which is a great way to relax and enjoy the wonderful views in Jersey. I also enjoy attending lunchtime boxing classes with BoxinBusiness, which Grant Thornton arranges as one way to help support employees’ health and wellbeing.
About Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton limited is one of the Channel Islands’ leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, dedicated to serving the needs of privately held businesses, financial services and private clients. Exciting opportunities await graduates and trainees with a can-do attitude and a willingness to go beyond. Get professionally qualified with a three-to-five-year associate programme that takes you on a journey to becoming a professionally qualified business adviser. We have vacancies in audit, tax and business advisory. Join a firm that has a strong sense of purpose that helps businesses, people and communities thrive.
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