Whilst at Uni I loved economic geography and retail geography, as well as statistical geography, and I spoke to KPMG employees at a careers fair and decided that I wanted to apply to do Audit because it allowed me to further my interest in business whilst doing maths!
I did the Audit Vacation Programme at KPMG last summer in Bristol, and loved it. I decided to come back, and now I am doing audit full time. Everyone gets on really well, and it is great to interact with clients on a daily basis.
Although what I do varies, ultimately it leads to a member of my organisation being able to say that the accounts of an organisation are true and fair.
I get to different things every day - one day I might be on a stock take for a client, and the next I am in a meeting with an Financial Director discussing changes in the year and how processes work.
My team is also always changing - I have been in the role for 3 months and have worked in 5 different teams so far!
When you are applying it feels like you have filled out hundreds of application forms, and its hard to keep motivated, however you shouldn't give up! In the end it isn't about whether you are right for the role, it's about whether the role is right for you, and if you don't get it the job wasn't something you'd have loved.
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