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Settling into London Life…

Hi, I’m Sapna and I have lived in London for over three years now, but working in the financial services industry in London is very different to the university life I once had here. It has been just over two months since I started working in the London Finsbury Square office as an associate in the financial services tax team. The first couple of months seem to have gone so quickly from full working days to social events in the evenings, and now the joys of revision for my ACA exams. Read this post

Public Sector Audit – It’s not just accounts

When I talk to people and tell them that I am training to become a public sector auditor most people look at me with a blank face, whilst some people run away and hide at the mere mention of the word audit. For those who are still around for me to explain further, the first thing I always mention is financial statements as I imagine this is what most people would associate with audit. It is true that we do spend a good half of the year conducting financial statement audits (of local authorities, NHS Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Fire and Police authorities to mention a few), however this still leaves half of the year where we are getting up to other things. Read this post

Molly’s Accelerate Diary – August 2013

This month has been a really great one. It’s been hot, there have been barbeques, birthdays, bank holidays (although sadly the last one of the year until Christmas Day – scary!). The month began with me receiving my final AAT result and I am now over the moon to tell you that I am AAT qualified leaving me ready to take my next big step into the world of ACCA. Read this post

Izzy’s Bradenham Experience

Hi, I’m Izzy and a current intern in the property tax department. I had such a good time at Bradenham (Grant Thornton’s national training centre) that I want to share my experience with you.

As we pulled up to Bradenham Manor in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside I was so excited! A big part of becoming a trainee at Grant Thornton is spending time developing your learning at Bradenham Manor, and so as an intern I was beaming when I found out we would be spending two nights there. Read this post

#WWYAB – Introduction

When you visit Grant Thornton, be that through the internet, in our offices or at a campus careers day, we are always asking you one simple but powerful question; what would your advice be? You’ll spot this question because it’s at the core of our brand; we want business advisers who think like business advisers – having critical thinking edge is what sets us apart. Read this post