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  • Name: Victoria Proctor
  • Job Title: Audit Senior
  • Location: London City office
  • Degree: Graduate
  • Areas of Specialism: Other

How did I get my job at Price Bailey LLP?
I applied through the Stepstone graduate scheme through the Price Bailey website. I then had to take part in an assessment day and had an interview before I was offered the job.
Why I chose Price Bailey:
One of the main reasons that I chose Price Bailey was because they offer a really good graduate scheme which allows amazing variety. The Stepstone scheme has meant that I have spent time in a number of the different teams throughout the practice which has allowed me to develop different skills and understand better which area I would like to pursue further going forward.
What’s it like working at Price Bailey LLP :
Price Bailey offers a really good work/life balance and there is so much support in each of the individual teams and within the firm as a whole. This creates a really friendly and safe environment and makes it a really enjoyable place to work.
What skills have I found useful in the accountancy sector/profession:
I have found that the skills I have learnt have varied significantly. Whilst I have learnt a lot of obvious academic and technical skills, I have been surprised at how much my soft skills have also improved. These have improved from working within a team and having to communicate with clients on a daily basis.
My daily/weekly schedule:
It can vary significantly, not least of which depending on which team you are part of. I am currently within our Corporate team and therefore my usual week consists of being onsite at a client’s premises assisting within an audit team which involves:

  • Assisting with audit testing
  • Analysing financial data
  • Discussions with the team and the client

What challenges have I come across?
The largest challenge for me so far has been the balance between work and study as the ACA qualification is very demanding and time consuming.

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