Posts tagged: "Value for money audit"
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 August 5, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
My mother once attended a wedding where, in place of more traditional hymeneal accompaniments, strains of “Making your mind up” by Bucks Fizz blared through the venue (a narrow boat) inspiring a waves of unease amongst the assembled guests, for all that it was clearly designed as a light-hearted joke.
Fortunately, at the NAO, there is no stomach churning moment of decision required of you, nor do you have to swear before gathered friends and family that you will stay with your beloved as long as you both shall live. However, as you near the end of your training contract, you will have an important decision to make and inaction tends to be a decision in itself. more… The big decision: Financial audit or value for money work?
Posted on January 22, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
Well I hate to start a blog post with a little lie, technically I have been here 8 months now. But I wanted to just give an update on what I have been part of during my first few months since the intake officially began in September last year. more… My first few months* with the NAO…
Posted on November 13, 2015 by Guest blogger
Today’s guest post is from Emily Robertson, one of our new trainees who joined us in September. Less than two months into her job, Emily had the chance to visit Parliament for a Public Accounts Committee meeting, and offered to share her impressions with us.
As a new trainee at the NAO, I am keen to try and explore new opportunities as much as possible and experience all aspects of the work that the NAO are involved in. As a part of this, I was lucky enough to attend my first Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting at Parliament a couple of weeks ago. more… A trip to Parliament – my first impressions of the PAC