When did you join Baker Tilly?
I joined Baker Tilly’s South East office in August 2019.
What does your work involve?
My work involves a bit of everything. I work on accounts, income tax returns, corporation tax returns, vat, payroll.
We also work with clients in a variety of industries, from small farmers to International companies.
We work closely with partners, directors and managers which is very helpful as you get experience in every sector.
Why did you decide to apply for a role at Baker Tilly?
I was already working in a small practice but I was ready for a new experience and a new challenge. I had read a lot about Baker Tilly and felt it was the next step for me.
I had already started my ACCA exam journey before joining Baker Tilly and felt a new start would be the push I needed to complete my ACCA exams and become a qualified accountant.
What’s your favourite thing about working in the South East?
No traffic. I now only have a 10-minute commute to work every day which is ideal.
What’s been your biggest challenge to date?
Probably leaving my old practice and coming here. It’s always a little hard to get the courage to make the change but I’m very glad I did.
Also, learning how things are done here and the different systems used has been a challenge. You get so used to doing things a certain way so it can be a little overwhelming getting used to the new changes a job brings.
What advice would you give to those who are interested in pursuing a career with the firm?
Just go for it. Starting or even applying for a new job can be daunting but don’t be afraid to do it; you never know what opportunities will arise.
Also, do not be afraid to ask for help. Working so closely with the partners, managers and directors is great as you build a close relationship with them and they have an abundance of knowledge to share.
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