When did you join Baker Tilly?
I joined Baker Tilly in September ‘18 as part of the graduate programme.
Summary of role.
As a trainee, my role in the Audit and Advisory department varies from day to day. Our department is responsible for a full range of accounting and advisory services.
To date, I have worked on audits of large family and owner managed business. My role involves completing the key audit work and reporting any issues to my manager/director. I also prepare financial statements for those companies and this ensures I must stay up to date with local and international accounting standards and legislation.
What is the most interesting thing about working in your department?
I like that as an auditor, you spend a lot of time out of the office on site in our client’s premises. This gives me first-hand experience of seeing how business in various sectors operate.
There is also the social aspect of working away from the office. I was on an audit in Galway during the summer and we all ended up going to the Ballinrobe races after work one evening.
What is the most exciting project you worked on?
I enjoyed working as part of a team auditing a group of aircraft leasing companies. There were various challenges to auditing a group of this nature. I found it very interesting as it is a type of business that you wouldn’t normally learn much about.
What have you achieved in Baker Tilly that you are most proud of?
I am proud of my all-round personal development in the first year. I am now able to contribute more on audits and preparing financial statements. My input and opinions are valued at team meetings.
Baker Tilly has helped me grow my confidence in my own ability. The firm supports me hugely in my personal development and as a result, I strongly feel that I am a valued member of the team.
Give us a brief insight into what life is like at the firm.
Life at Baker Tilly is very friendly and enjoyable. Throughout the year, there have been many social events and team-building exercises. We have completed various escape rooms and attended an evening race meeting in Leopardstown. There always seems to be something happening which makes the whole experience all the more enjoyable.
What advice would you give those who are interested in pursuing a career in Baker Tilly?
Work hard, but make sure you enjoy it! Don’t be afraid to give anything a go as the whole idea of the training programme is to support your own development. If things do go wrong, there is no need to worry as others are there to support and advise you throughout your training.
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