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Posted on March 11, 2016 by Guest blogger
How do you best prepare for your exams? Stuart Galloway, one of our first-year trainees, shares his very own tips and tricks with us today.
After finishing the first six ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) exams, I was talking with a colleague about finding the best way to study. He said I should write a blog post about it, so here goes. Finding your best way of studying is a personal thing – everyone’s different and this sort of thing comes best from experience – but here’s a few thoughts. more… Finding the best way to study
Posted on February 11, 2016 by Guest blogger
Today’s guest post is from Sophie Judd, one of our second-year trainees. Sophie recently had the chance to meet members of The Public Accounts Commission, and offered to share her impressions with us.
The Public Accounts Commission (TPAC) and NAO trainees seem like a world apart. So what happens when both parties meet each other for the first time? We found out last week when TPAC’s Nick Brown and Sir Edward Leigh came to visit the NAO. more… Getting to know each other: A visit from The Public Accounts Commission
Posted on February 5, 2016 by Guest blogger
Applications for the NAO summer internships are now open! But what can you expect from your eight weeks with us? Find out from Henry Firmin who joined us as an intern back in 2014 (and has since returned as a trainee).
Initially I wanted to be an intern to gain experience (on paper) with a firm in the accounting or finance industry. I had assumed, based on word of mouth, I would be given monotonous tasks and undemanding work that others did not want to carry out. The NAO internship didn’t quite match this rumour. more… Summer internships at the NAO: what you can expect
Posted on December 18, 2015 by Guest blogger
We are pleased to have Michael Burke, one of our Newcastle-based students, blogging for us today. Michael recently scooped the Presidents’ Award, Professional Stage, of the ICAEW Northern Society. Read on for his summary of the awards night, held a couple of weeks ago.
Every autumn the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants host a dinner in Newcastle to bring together ICAEW members and give out awards to students who have gained high marks in exams and/or contributed to the wider community. I was one of the lucky students to scoop one! more… Success at the ICAEW Northern Society Awards
Posted on December 11, 2015 by Guest blogger
What’s it like when young auditors from all over Europe come together? The NAO graduate blog has asked Jack Cook, a former trainee and now Audit Principal, to report from the recent Young EUROSAI Conference.
I finished my training contract in September 2015, but whilst I was still a trainee I applied internally for the NAO’s place at the Young EUROSAI Conference and I was fortunate to get it. more… Learning across borders: Young EUROSAI Conference