Hi, I’m Priya and an Assistant Tax Manager in the London Finsbury Square office. I joined Grant Thornton at the start of 2012 having previously completed my ACA training contract at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2007. More recently, I have worked in the tax team for a market leader in the leisure and entertainment industry. I am currently studying for my CTA exams with Kaplan to complement my ACA qualification and enhance my understanding of the various technical tax issues relevant to my clients.
I work in the Recovery and Reorganisation (R&R) Tax department where we specialise in the tax advice and statutory tax compliance of companies where we have been appointed as Administrator or Liquidator. The work is highly interesting and hugely rewarding, especially where we are able to add value by establishing a tax asset and thus increasing the return to the creditors of the company in question.
The Finsbury Square office also features a wide ranging Corporate Finance department, including Lead Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services where plenty of newly qualified trainees join each year. The type of client our office services varies depending on the type of department but generally you would expect to be engaged with larger clients than you would in any other Grant Thornton office with plenty of project and advisory work.
Finsbury Square is an excellent place for our staff to develop their careers and learn from their motivated and well driven peers. The office itself is spread over seven floors with floors three to seven being occupied by Grant Thornton employees. The spacious canteen situated on the bottom floor offers high quality food but you are never far away from the local restaurants and various other eateries.
Of course, the area that surrounds Finsbury Square needs no introduction and the office itself is in a great location to experience true London life. The closest stop on the London Underground is Moorgate which places it right in the heart of the City; perfect for a post work team drink and holding regular networking events which is a great opportunity to meet like minded individuals from your office in a relaxed environment.
As London Finsbury Square is part of the 1ondon business unit, our Christmas party is joint with the offices in Euston, London and Gatwick which makes for a large event with several hundreds of Grant Thornton staff in attendance. Local residential areas are highly sought after and travelling from most London boroughs is easy given the good Tube links.
If you have any other questions about this office or London, please feel free to comment at the bottom of this blog and I will be happy to come back to you.