1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My day to day role involves the preparation of both UK an US tax returns, engaging with clients from a compliance perspective to ensure that all relevant data has been collected for reporting. Other responsibilities include liaison with HMRC regarding various matters and billing of clients following relevant work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes I have learnt a great deal of technical knowledge from PwC and also technical skills in Excel and Powerpoint from the apprenticheship. Furthermore my ATT studies have further enhanced my ability and knowledge.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have enjoyed the programme immensely. The work I do is complex and challenging but is also interesting and enjoyable also. I work with a number of particularly clever individuals who also have a great sense of humour and this aids in my enjoyment.
4. How valued do you feel by PwC?
Very, I have been rated highly at work during my first two years at the firm which is reflective of the feedback I have recevied from my seniors. I have also received a number of recognition awards that have also aided in me feeling valued ar work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structured with a clear induction which tells you exactly what is expected of you and what you will be doing. Throughout there is plenty of support alongside study support.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Plenty, tutors were amazingly helpful and supportive! in respect to my diploma I always knew what I was expected to do for the next meeting and support was always available when required. All in all I felt very supported and had various contacts that I could utilise to aid me.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
As much as I could need! My seniors were well aware of the amount of study and diploma work I would have at one time and would aid me by adjusting the work demands internally to suit my other committments. I also had various support networks within the firm to help me with issues when they arose.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well, at the start the salary is fairly moderate but this increases quite dramatically as you progress and become more experienced. PwC also vary pay according to location to ensure that the local costs (housing etc) are better met.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, various social events take place involving the firm, there are also opportunities to take part in voluntary work which I really appreciate as a number of charitites are close to my heart.
9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great employer, numerous opportunities to learn and great career progression offered.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *
Be yourself! Don't try to be something you aren't! PwC are keen to recruit a diverse work force and do not want a team of similar individuals. Use your prior experience to your advantage to show them what you can do and offer!
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