Audit junior at EY

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Newcastle North East
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Accountancy

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7.1/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

I worked as a junior on several audit teams for different clients. I carried out tasks such as talking to the client about the accounting processes they have in place and checking that they are being correctly followed. I also asked the client for examples of purchase and sales invoices and checked that they were correctly accounted for. I verified bank balances through inspection of statements and evidence from the banks.

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

I really enjoyed the placement and thought I was very lucky to be given as much responsibilty as I was. I was able to travel to different places and work in different industries.

8/10

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

I felt like my work was important and my colleagues spent time going through and explaining things so that I understood the work I was doing. I was praised for my work which made me feel valued.

8/10

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

Management were very helpful and made sure I understood what I was doing. Certain members of mgt took time out of their busy schedule to sit with me and talk about their jobs and the work they were doing.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

For the majority of the placement I constantly had work to be getting on with and only on a rare occasion would I have less to do.I was given plenty of time to complete work I was given.

9/10

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

I think as a summer intern I was given a lot of responsibility which was motivating and a challenge. I felt like a valued member of team being assigned my own areas of work to complete.

8/10

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

I think that the skills I developed will definitely help me with my future career. the placement gave me an insight into the job and the skills and attributes vital to do the job well. The placement increased my confidence which will help at univeristy and my career. My computer skills were also increased which will prove helpful in my degree and when I start a job.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was a very busy time in the office and everyone was very focused. It is was quite quiet because lots of colleagues were out at clients sites.

5/10

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

The placement was very organised and each intern was assigned to our clients well before the placement started.

10/10

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

The company spent alot of time making sure that we were exposed to a variety of aspects of the job. We also had regular counselling meetings to check our development and how happy we were.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

4/10

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

I really hope I get offered a graduate position as it is a great firm with lots of opportunities.

9/10

Social

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

During the induction week I made lots of friends and was able to socialise lots with the other interns.we have kept in touch and socialised since. During the placement I went out for dinner regularly with the audit teams I was working with.

9/10

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

It was quite costly buying Lunch when working in London but most costs were covered by the company.

5/10

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

I didnt experience the nightlife to a great extent but there were lots of options for dinner when working away.

4/10

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

I wasnt really asked to participate in anything outside of work but it was a very busy time for the office.

3/10

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