Insight Day in Accounting at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Greater London
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Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight day held at BDO was very enjoyable as it had a very relaxed feel to it and we were encouraged to ask any questions whenever we had a question. There was an extremely friendly and welcoming culture at BDO in London.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

As this was an insight day, it would be unfair to judge this question based on only a days experience. However, from speaking to interns that had been there for a longer term, they conveyed that they felt extremely valued from day 1 and this quickly increased as their time went on.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Very supportive employees guided us throughout the day to help us decide what area within accounting we would be most suited for. During lunch, the current employees also gave us their personal tips on how to succeed in accounting and at BDO in particular.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Although this was only a day, the skills I had learnt in the short space of time I was there assisted me tremendously in my coursework. Skills such as data analysis and critical thinking helped me achieve a 1st in this particular piece of coursework.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well organised, with travel information given well in advance and the day running extremely smoothly.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere is the one thing that impressed me the most about BDO. I have never met a group of people more welcoming and helpful during my university recruitment experience so far. I can definitely see myself applying for a grad role their in the future.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

It is difficult to judge this from just a day at the company, but it can easily be seen around the office that employees tended to support each other on a day-to-day basis.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

During the day, current interns ran presentations which showed us real-life examples of what we'd be doing if we were accepted onto a full time role.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The day began and ended on company culture and the values that are held at BDO. This is therefore something that is of great importance to BDO and something they are very proud of.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The overall experience I had was fantastic, however, it made me realise that a career in accounting and auditing is probably not one for me.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

As I traveled from quite far to attend this day, I feel that travel expenses should have perhaps been covered.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

The whole day was structured around networking and talking to other employees


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

BDO employees frequently attend client drinks or client-sponsored events


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

BDO run different networks such as sports-related networks, a womens network etc. for employees to get involved in. They also help clients with any events they may have going on as well.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely. If you are unsure whether accounting and auditing is something you wish to persue as a career, attending this insight day will give you clarity and help you make that decision.