Over the course of this week, we will be sharing a number of blogs from a few of our school leavers from across the firm. In these blogs, we will be sharing some of the great experiences we’ve had since working at Grant Thornton, whilst at the same time, talking about the key themes that come with joining as a school leaver, as opposed to being a graduate. We hope you find these useful! Read this post
Over the course of this week, we will be sharing a number of blogs from a few of our school leavers from across the firm. In these blogs, we will be sharing some of the great experiences we’ve had since working at Grant Thornton, whilst at the same time, talking about the key themes that come with joining as a school leaver, as opposed to being a graduate. We hope you find these useful!
“The price of greatness is responsibility” – Winston Churchill
Having now been at Grant Thornton for over a year and a half, one of my objectives this year was to in-charge a small audit before Christmas. So a few weeks ago I had my first in-charge job – objective…Tick!
So OK, being an in-charge is not quite on Winston Churchill’s levels of ‘responsibility’… Read this post
In my previous blogs about Public Sector Audit (PSA) I have shared what we get up to in terms of specific tasks throughout the year as well as explaining the CIPFA qualification. In this entry I am going to try to answer the question “Why PSA?”.
One of the most important things for me of working at a large firm such as Grant Thornton is the opportunities that are presented to you. From my induction at Talent 12, I remember our CEO, Scott Barnes, telling us that we are all responsible for shaping our own future. I feel the way each of us can best do this is to work extremely hard along the way and continue to look to challenge ourselves.
My advice for all trainees is…
October has been a month that has seen me really start to pick up the pace of revision. With my first two ACCA exams taking place on the 3 and 9 December this might sound like a lifetime away, but what with working full time and trying to squeeze in a little bit of a social life, the revision has to start now. This has caused me to feel somewhat like a working, revising robot so, at the end of a hard days revision, for which I had taken a day’s holiday, I treated myself to…
Hello! My name is Isabel Candy and I interned this summer in the Property Tax department in the London office. I was fortunate enough to be one of two interns awarded the title of Grant Thornton Intern of the Year 2013 Regional Winner for London, and spent a day with the other regional winners presenting to senior staff at Grant Thornton’s Euston office.
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
This month has been an agonising one, eagerly logging onto the AAT website daily in the hope that my Personal Tax results will have been posted. At Level 4, unlike Level 3 where you receive your results as you walk out of the exam, results take between four to six weeks to arrive. Alongside this, I have sat tuition for my Business Tax exam. The tuition phase was double the length of the Personal Tax tuition at four days long, meaning double the volume of information to absorb. As with Personal Tax, I found the module an extremely interesting and relevant one leading me to wonder about the possibilities of secondment at the end of my training contract (three years away!).
Ever since I received my exam timetable this January, I’ve been concerned that March would be a draining month. As a trainee studying CTA, the firm sets internal progress ‘link’ exams in order to allow us to practice exam technique and keep on top of the books. These are usually set a month or so apart. In March, I had four.