1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Job title: Associate in Audit. Day to day I analyse certain balance sheet accounts, being professional sceptical at all times. sit in on client meetings and taking meeting minutes. Daily speak to the client, requesting information, building a client relationship. Responsible for certain accounts and making sure that the work gets done to the deadline given.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Developed communication skills a lot. Working towards the ACA qualification with exams in blocks throughout the 5 years. Training courses for audit, developed excel skills as well as how to be professional.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I most enjoy the team and the people that I work with. The teams that are in the office an that we work with on a daily basis work well together and EY culture make sure that we are working towards the same goal. it exceeded my expectations. I have definitely enjoyed it.
4. How valued do you feel by EY?
Very valued. They appreciated and value our work. Always involved in work with
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very structured. Organised well by a central team. Help with studying and training is planned out and organised for us. We have counsellors who we can talk to about any issues and we have to meet them at least twice a year.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
A lot of support, from different people within the firm.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Manager, a lot of support, always willing to help and mentor. All people in the team are willing to mentor on the job.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Good salary, with expenses paid for travelling.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Lots of company events as well as outside groups organising events. Sports teams within the office, playing other accountancy firms. When im not working, socialise with other colleagues and have month end drinks etc.
9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
All of above. Great place to work for, great opportunity, great benefits.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY? *
Make sure that you are prepared.
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