Alex J.
Audit Assistant

About Alex

Key Experiences

Unexpected but very exciting
Choosing a degree with a year in industry really prepared me for the working environment and gave me a competitive edge when applying for graduate roles.
Making a sizeable network within the industry before leaving university also allowed me to have direct points of contact both when applying and throughout my career at KPMG, that support and guidance has been essential to my development within my role as an audit assistant.

Current Position

I ensure that financial statements give true and fair reflection
My day to day work consists of carrying out a diverse number of procedures in order to scrutinise and assess the reasonableness of figures posted within the financial statements. I spend a lot of my time interacting with clients, getting to know the ins and outs of many diverse and complex businesses within the financial sector. It is then my job to test the information the client has presented in order to assess how reasonable it seems and challenge any data that I believe to be inaccurate (Not a true or fair reflection of the business).

Main Motivations

No job Is the same!

Top Advice

Use all the support on offer
KPMG has a number of support networks from the team you work with on each job to performance managers to people leaders. In my experience if you are confident enough to ask for help you will be given all the support and guidance you could possibly need and you will develop much faster than struggling on your own. Everyone has been a new starter and no one expects you to know everything so never be afraid to ask a question no matter how small it may seem!

Greatest Achievement

I couldn't possibly pick just one
Working at KPMG you will constantly progress and achieve things you wouldn't of imagined before joining.


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