Audit Associate at Deloitte

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Birmingham West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.2/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

Visiting client sites and being part of the main audit team to complete the field work. The field work involved analytical reviews and substantive tests on different balances of the profit and loss account and balance sheet.

Speaking to clients on a regular basis and travelling to different client sites.

Stock takes on an occasional basis - ensuring the clients' have completed accurate stock counts.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was good to interact with many different people and job provided me the opportunity to travel around the UK.

7/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

6/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Managers and assistant managers would explain all the tests that needed to be done and also helped when there were areas which were challenging.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Working late was part of the job during most weeks and everyone expected a lot of work to be done in a short period of time.

4/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

A lot of responsibility was provided and working on different balances by myself was a common thing.

8/10

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

Organisational and communicational skills which will help me in whatever I do.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Quiet atmosphere where everyone just go on with their work.

4/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

8/10

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

Sent to college and training provided at the beginning. Other training schemes were available online to do in your own time and obtain additional accounting knowledge.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Birmingham city centre was excellent for shopping and night life. The renting was not cheap as it was right in the city centre but accommodation could be found a little outside for a lot less.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

9/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

8/10

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