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Posted on February 7, 2014 by Robert Trevett
This is a somewhat unusual post given that this blog is about encouraging people to join the NAO and commit to three years of their professional lives (and much personal time to revision!) to the organisation. However, the reality is that some people will choose to leave after their time has been served. more… Options for the future, or: What can you do when you qualify?
Posted on January 17, 2014 by Robert Trevett
After three years and all those exams, the long awaited day finally arrives; the day you can complete your file, sign off your final hours and finish your file to be sent off to the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Suddenly printing off reams of timesheet reports, counting up the hours and getting all those feedback reports becomes worth it. Looking back it has been both a tough and enjoyable time going through the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification process. more… Becoming a Qualified Accountant – the hard work finally pays off!
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Robert Trevett
The last time I attended the Birmingham Graduate Recruitment Fair I was on the other side of the fence. I was young(er), naïve(er) and also a bit thinner. This time I went as a recruiter. As it turns out this time there was more pressure and considerably more talking! However trainees spend much of their time talking with clients, and I have three years of experience at the NAO; so I figured I would be alright. more… Careers fair in Birmingham or “You don’t need an accounting degree to apply… honest!”
Posted on November 8, 2013 by Robert Trevett
There will come a time in every auditor’s career where you need to leave the office to go visit the client. It is the most valuable time on the job as you see the client, the people, the situation and get to interact face-to-face.
The NAO is slightly special in that many of its clients are more than a couple of hours away, and thus necessitate staying over. In many cases you can think of it as a working holiday; and like all holidays you will need your bag of clothes, things to do (books, magazines, DVDs) and the essentials (laptop, power cable, paper and pens). more… Trips away from the office (or client visits)
Posted on August 30, 2013 by Robert Trevett
The one question I am almost always asked when I tell people that I am a financial auditor is “What is a financial auditor?” I am hopeful that in looking at this blog and being interested in the line of work you already have an answer to this question. However, what you may not necessarily know is what that work entails – which is where the audit cycle comes into play. This post will look at just the financial audit side. more… What is… an audit cycle?