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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Getting the most out of your Placement at GT

Starting any placement or internship can be a daunting experience, well at least it certainly was for me. At times you will feel like a crash dump of information hits you straight in the face and that you have to desperately force your two remaining brain cells to focus and retain any salient information possible. […]

12 July 2018  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Six tips from six interns

As us Audit interns in Euston started our internship three weeks before those in other offices we thought we would each give a quick insight into what we’ve learnt so far and helpful tips for those who have just started the program or for those thinking of applying in the future. Introduce yourself: Make sure […]

19 July 2017  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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The Application Experience

I’m Ivaylo, and I have recently been offered an Intern position in the Corporate Tax department in the Glasgow office after successfully passing all the stages of the recruitment process. A lot of people ask me how I went about each stage, so I thought it would be helpful to share my experience with you, […]

01 December 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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A Day in the Life of a (Trainee) Tax Investigator – Anusha

Hi, I’m Anusha and I recently joined the National Tax Investigations team in our London Euston office. When considering which team I wanted to join, Tax Investigations appealed to me as it offers diversity across the taxes (e.g. Corporation Tax, Income Tax, VAT, etc.) and provides on-going challenges as HMRC continues to tackle tax evasion […]

15 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Technology Risk Services (TRS) – Gauri and Sam

Hello all! Gauri Mahendra and I (Samantha Rueber) have written this blog to share our fantastic experience as interns this year, having joined the Technology Risk Services (TRS) team in the London Finsbury Square (FSQ) office for six weeks this Summer. So a little bit about TRS. It sits within Business Risk Services, offering highly specialised and […]

14 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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Rotational Advisory Programme Year 1 – Martin

Last year, Grant Thornton launched the Rotational Advisory Programme where associates work in the three main areas of the advisory practice over a period of three years. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to join the first group of Associates to undertake the programme in August, 2015. I am originally from Norway. […]

10 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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The School Leaver Series 2016- Natasha

  Over the course of this week, we will be sharing a number of blogs from a few of our school leavers from across the firm. In these blogs, we will be sharing some of the great experiences we’ve had since working at Grant Thornton, whilst at the same time, talking about the key themes […]

08 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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The School Leaver Series 2016 – Frazer

Over the course of this week, we will be sharing a number of blogs from a few of our school leavers from across the firm. In these blogs, we will be sharing some of the great experiences we’ve had since working at Grant Thornton, whilst at the same time, talking about the key themes that […]

04 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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The School Leaver Series 2016 – Theo

Over the course of this week, we will be sharing a number of blogs from a few of our school leavers from across the firm. In these blogs, we will be sharing some of the great experiences we’ve had since working at Grant Thornton, whilst at the same time, talking about the key themes that […]

03 November 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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From Toronto to London: Jackie. #SecondeeTakeover

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu Ever since I started with Grant Thornton, I had heard about colleagues who had travelled abroad on secondment. I had already caught the travel bug in the previous year and was eager to gain international experience, so when the opportunity to […]

18 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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My first month… as a School Leaver

  Name: Natasha Office: Manchester Service Line: Public Sector Audit       Top 3 highlights… Talent 16 Meeting and getting to know many of the faces and new starters at Grant Thornton Shadowing Carl Williams Top 3 things I’ve learnt so far… Always “Under promise but Over deliver” there’s nothing worse than setting unobtainable […]

08 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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My first month… as a Graduate

Name: Alistair Office: Finsbury Square, London Service Line: BGS Associate Programme     Top 3 highlights… Being able to interact with different clients across all sorts of niche markets. Being given exposure to different functions with the department as part of my rotational programme; including marketing, operations and service delivery. The learning and development side […]

05 October 2016  |  Guest blogger - Trainee
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