Posts tagged: "Skills and experience"
Posted on November 11, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
My first year is over as a trainee and my transition from an AA1 to AA2 complete. I managed to fit quite a lot into a single 12 month period; 6 exams, interim and final audit, one Christmas party, 2 office quizzes, 2 cluster lunches, numerous socials, 9 weeks away from home and a year older. As I write this I have just passed my next 3 exams and have a month to go until my final 3 of this year. The pace hasn’t let up since I arrived but it certainly hasn’t been boring. more… One night on Audit… Followed by another 364.
Posted on September 9, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
Over the next few weeks, my intake are due to sign off our ICAEW training files and officially complete the ACA. We’re going to be issued Audit Principal contracts and many of us are moving teams. more… Onwards and upwards (or, my only regret is Colin Firth)
Posted on September 4, 2015 by Guest blogger
While we’ve welcomed our new audit trainees this week, last week we said goodbye to our summer interns who joined us for 8 weeks in July-August. Below Ajay Kotecha shares his view of the internship. Many thanks to Ajay and the other 8 interns from EmployAbility and Windsor Fellowship for their support!
When I came to the NAO, I was undertaking my first ever paid professional work experience, and the same was true for most of my fellow interns. Naturally, it was daunting – I had no idea what to expect in terms of office culture, workload demands, and basic professional etiquette. more… Summer through the eyes of an intern
Posted on February 13, 2015 by Stephanie Krogmann
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube. These are only a few of the social networks that many of us use on a regular basis. We upload pictures from our latest trip, communicate with friends, share useful tips through a YouTube channel or follow the news. Also, and probably most importantly in relation to this blog, social media can help us to improve our employability, or even help to secure a job. I know that many of us will already have a LinkedIn profile, but is it really enough to upload basic information about previous jobs or the university course? What do we need to bear in mind in order to make the most out of the possibilities that we have? more… How to improve your employability with social media
Posted on July 18, 2014 by Michael Carlyon
Now is an exciting time for financial audit teams, as most of us are wrapping up our work and getting our final accounts signed by the Comptroller & Auditor General, ready for Parliament recess next week. The end is in sight for another year! For those of us who have led an audit for the first time it is not only the end of the peak audit season but also the culmination of a challenging learning process that goes with the responsibility of leading an audit. more… Completing your first audit as lead