Gallery speaks to recent graduates about their move to the working world, what motivates them and what advice they’d give to those that are new to Jersey’s top companies. We also caught up with a recruitment consultant to hear about their advice for graduates.

Guus Kuijpers

TRAINEE AUDITOR AT MOORE STEPHENS 

Age: 22

What did you want to be when you were 8?

Professional Footballer

Favourite way to relax? Going for walks outside

Favourite place to eat in Jersey?

Anywhere which serves Mexican food! (Refuel)

What’s your favourite possession? My car

What made you choose the company you work for?

I was introduced to Moore Stephens by a former employee who felt that the audit department would really suit me. I was looking for somewhere where I could be an integral part of a team and gain lots of experience in order to develop my accounting knowledge.

What sort of professional training do you take?

I am currently working towards an ACCA qualification. I have passed several exams already and aim to finish and get fully qualified in the next few years.

What do you do on an average day?

I don’t really have an average day due to audit work being so varied. I’m either in the office or working out at client or administrator’s premises. I certainly look forward to the days out of the office as they offer the opportunity to work with different people on a variety of projects meaning every day presents a different challenge.

What is your next step?

I aim to continue to study for my professional qualification and gain more experience working with clients and the various industries in which they operate.

What advice would you give yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now?

There are many different paths you can take when pursuing a career in finance. Some can be high pressure and high risk but give a high reward. Others can be great starter opportunities which don’t require much previous experience and give you the opportunity to scope out what the world of finance has to offer.

 

MORE ABOUT MOORE STEPHENS

At Moore Stephens, we recognise that our growth and future success will be driven by the quality of our people. We are committed to developing your career by offering structured training both for recognised professional qualifications and skills necessary to drive the business forward.

We provide a challenging environment where your abilities will be nurtured and offer clear development prospects and opportunities to help broaden your knowledge. As a member of the Moore Stephens network, with over 620 offices in more than 100 countries worldwide, you will gain invaluable international exposure.

INTERESTED?

Contact Michelle Goodenough 

careers@moorestephens-jersey.com

Moore Stephens, First Island House,

Peter Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8SG

01534 880088