George, Corporate Audit, London

Tell us about yourself.

I work in the Corporate Audit department for Moore Stephens as a placement student. I have completed two years of my Business and Management degree at Exeter and will be returning to complete my final year in September. My goal after university is to complete the ACA qualification whilst gaining quality audit and accounting  experience across a range of sectors.
 
What’s your experience of Moore Stephens been so far?

From the outset, I have been impressed with the firm and its clients. As a student who is new to the profession, I have met many people that have been helpful and supportive in developing my knowledge and skill set. I have worked alongside seniors and managers with multiple clients across the whole audit process, and have been given responsibility along the way. It is safe to say that my time at Moore Stephens has been an overwhelming success.
 
What’s the social life like?

The social life at Moore Stephens is great. I frequently have Friday drinks with my intake as well as monthly desk socials which are a great opportunity to chat to anyone in the firm. I think this is a great part of Moore Stephens culture as socialising with colleagues has helped me get to know people around the firm with ease. It can also be ideal for the graduates when de-stressing from all those exams!
 
What’s been your best moment?

As I am sure most of my colleagues would agree, the Christmas Party is the highlight of the year. It’s a very impressive event where employees from all offices, plus friends, come together for a large celebration. It’s a brilliant night often followed with some questionable singing at a karaoke bar – what’s not to like! 
 
What’s been your biggest challenge?

My manager approached me asking if I would like to carry out a very small service charge audit from start to finish by myself. I was at the client’s office for a day and I had to solve problems and communicate with the client on multiple occasions. This was a very challenging experience but I learnt a lot from it. It was the kind of responsibility I hoped to get on my placement and I was thankful for the opportunity.
 
If you were to give someone one reason to join Moore Stephens what would it be?

The people. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s honestly the best thing about the firm for me. I came to Moore Stephens with limited experience in the industry and everyone I have come into contact with has been so welcoming and helpful. The seniors, managers, partners and my intake have made working at Moore Stephens such an enjoyable and positive experience.



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