• Name: Amber Clark
  • Job Title: Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Location: Lodnon
  • Degree: BA French Studies and Mathematics
  • Areas of Specialism: Audit and Assurance
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How did you get your job at Haysmacintyre LLP?

I saw the vacancy on a careers website used by my University and thought it sounded interesting, so I applied. After successfully passing the telephone interview and making it through the face-to-face interview, I attended their assessment day and then found out I was lucky enough to be offered the position.

Why did you choose Audit?

I chose audit because I was unsure as to what I wanted to do – further than wanting it to involve numbers!Audit seemed to be a great way for both this and gaining experience to help me clarify want I want in a career. I also enjoy reviewing peoples’ work and giving advice to friends, and audit seemed to be a good opportunity to put these skills to use in a working context.

What’s it like working at Haysmacintyre LLP?

It’s really interesting. Everyone here is very friendly and always willing to help. Also, every day is different – different people, different location, and different types of jobs. It also gets broken up with time spent studying at college, so you are rarely bored!

What are your main duties/roles in your current position?

My main role is learning – no matter what task you’re set, there’s always something you don’t know how to do and therefore something to learn. I work with seniors on audits at different clients and help complete parts of the file we have to work through – ranging from checking documents, to recalculating numbers and talking to the client about their systems and controls.

What skills have you found to be particularly useful in this sector/profession?

Good communication skills are essential, both with clients and colleagues. Problem solving is also particularly useful, as is time management.

How do you see yourself progressing from your current position in the next 2-3 years?

In the next couple of years I see myself working my way through more of the files we complete, and taking on a little more responsibility for the audit work.

Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to work at Haysmacintyre LLP?

Be prepared to put the hours in – the studying is intense but worth it when you pass! Otherwise, just be willing to try your best and ask questions when you have them.

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