Life in Corporate Tax as an Associate

Richard Shao gives us an insight into his time in the Corporate Tax team. "Since I have been with GT, I have been to a meeting at a client site, and have had the opportunity to sit in on multiple calls between managers and clients. I have even had a client call me up personally, completely out of the blue, to run through some tax queries, which was unexpected and a little bit scary. Having said that, it’s the unexpected nature of the job that can make it very interesting, and pushes you to always be on the ball."

14 December 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Life in Transfer Pricing as an Associate

Charlie Walsh gives us an insight into his time in the Transfer Pricing team. "I’ve really enjoyed the amount that I am learning on the job. Transfer pricing involves learning a lot of information about the client’s business and using it to determine what needs to be done and how it needs to be done; learning why my colleagues ask the questions and make the decisions that they do is very interesting."

06 December 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Five weeks In - Audit at GT Bristol

Guest blogger : Luke Skears – Audit Graduate Trainee, Bristol Office ‘’If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected’’. Although this is a quote from Bill Gates, it could equally be the overall message that I have taken from my initial few weeks at Grant Thornton.

29 October 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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My graduate experience- Corporate tax

Most of my work involves preparing corporate tax computations for clients, which will test your time management, attention to detail, and communication skills. Communication is important as you will need to convey expectations with auditors and managers, as well as conversing with the clients to identify which of their expenses are and are not tax deductible

25 October 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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What’s BRS anyway?

I work in BRS Core, and we deal with all different types of clients from lot of different sectors, whereas FS BRS specialise in clients working in financial services. BRS Core works predominantly in Internal Audit but we also work in areas such as People, Culture & Organisation, Enterprise Risk Management, SOX (Sarbanes – Oxley), and more (details on our website).

19 October 2018  |  Guest blogger
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6 weeks later…

So, the time has finally come to say good bye to GT after the last 6 weeks. The internship has not been easy; it has been busy, hard work and challenging. Most importantly though, it has been an opportunity to learn and has left me feeling very accomplished.

28 August 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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A year in audit at Southampton

Looking back over my first year(ish) at Grant Thornton I’m surprised at how much I’ve encountered, learned and experienced in such a short space of time. The first month was very much an introductory period, meeting people from all three of the TVS offices, trying to remember names and building relationships. There’s a lot to take in during this time, but also a lot to be gained, so I’d recommend making the most of it!

28 August 2018  |  Guest blogger - Placement student
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Where do I see this industry in 30 years’ time?

When wading through my summer internship applications, one key element I sought for before committing to applying came in the form of a simple question…where do I see this industry in 30 years’ time? After all, why would anyone settle into a career that’s inevitably going to reach a dead end in the near future?

02 August 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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Grant Thornton vs Small Accountancy Firm

I am now over halfway through my internship at Grant Thornton and have also previously worked at a small regional accountancy firm. Some of you may have had previous work experience or a part-time job at a smaller accountancy firm and may want to know how this is different to working at Grant Thornton, so I have made this list below of my 5 main differences:

01 August 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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My audit experience

Hi I’m Sam and I’m an audit intern in the Manchester Office. I’m now four weeks into my internship and I am really enjoying it so far. The intern conference at the start of the internship inspired me to get the best out of my experience as we had many great presentations from partners and most notably the CEO Sacha Romanovitch who was very impressive talking about the vibrant economy and Grant Thornton’s culture.

25 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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Creating, Recognising and Taking Every Opportunity

Interns from around the UK collaborated in the Finsbury Square office, London, to listen to a plethora of successful advocates of the internship/placement scheme. Partners and Associates shared their experiences and advice to ensure we achieve our personal successes in the following 5 weeks. Personally, the highlight was listening to Sacha Romanovitch (CEO) speak passionately about the importance of recognising employees as individuals, company changes, and the relevance of GT’s purpose of achieving a vibrant economy. Sacha’s motivation and personable nature left me inspired, grateful, and eager to embrace all upcoming opportunities.

24 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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Intern to Partner: What could your career at Grant Thornton look like?

As an intern going into his final year at university I have recently been doing a lot of research into various graduate jobs, and often find myself left with the same question, “what would a career at ‘X’ look like?” Therefore, I have decided to ask around the office, and compile a rough guide of what a career at Grant Thornton could look like. As part of the Entrepreneurial & Private client tax team it is important to note that this account may reflect that of the more advisory roles within the firm.

23 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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Expectations vs. Reality: Commercial Audit

A little bit of background about myself: I have just finished my second year of an Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Leeds. My hobbies include: playing cricket, reading and being sad that it is not coming home this year! I am currently on the Commercial audit internship in the Birmingham office.

20 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Intern
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A Surprisingly Relaxed Start

After having secured a 12-month placement at Grant Thornton in mid-February I didn’t give it another thought, choosing instead to focus on more pressing issues such as my looming second year university exams. Only the night before my first day of work did panic well and truly set in. At around 9:30pm on the Sunday before […]

17 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Placement student
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