The Importance of Being Resilient

We all know what it is like to ‘fail’ at something… one way or another. Firstly… let me share with you just three examples of very successful individuals who understand ‘The Importance of Being Resilient’ R. H. Macy: Most people are familiar with this large department store chain, but Macy did not always have it easy. […]

18 May 2017  |  Tasha Mbaya
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Intern v Graduate – Do Interns go to college?

14 months ago, back in June 2015, I prepared to join the Public Sector Audit team at Grant Thornton. By this time, I had already applied to be a part of the Spilling the Beans Intern Takeover Team and so wrote my first blog ‘The Weeks Before I Joined Grant Thornton’ which gave an insight […]

13 October 2016  |  Mass Ndow-Njie
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A Level Results Day… One Year On

Today’s guest blog comes from Chris, a trainee in our Manchester office who joined as a School Leaver last August… This time last year, I didn’t quite know what to expect, whether that was with my exam results, or in starting my career at Grant Thornton. Unfortunately, my exam results didn’t go the way I […]

19 August 2016  |  Guest blogger
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Takeover 2016: CIPFA Explained – An Associate’s Perspective

When it comes to choosing which firm and which service line is right for you, finding out more about the qualification that you will be studying towards during your first few years is an important part of making the right decision. I spoke to Sophie Medwell – Public Sector Assurance associate and CIPFA representative for […]

20 July 2016  |  Takeover 2016
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Tax Diaries: An insight into the work life balance…

Many of you may be wondering what it is actually like to hold down a full-time job, complete professional studies and still have a life. Admittedly getting the balance between these things can be difficult but it is honestly so worth it. For the past three months I have been working towards sitting my first […]

21 June 2016  |  Charlotte Roberts
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Tax Diaries – A second year associate’s insight

The recruiting season is coming to an end here at Grant Thornton. Congratulations to all of you who have accepted graduate offers and will be joining us in September, and we’re also looking forward to welcoming interns on July 5th in London for the Intern conference. This is a good time to give an update […]

26 May 2016  |  Izzy
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Tax Diaries – A first year associate’s insight

Mini-series alert! We are going to provide insights into the diaries of three Grant Thornton employees who work in tax. We start off with Alex, a first year tax associate. Later on in the week we hear from a second year tax associate and finally from an executive. We hope to provide you with more […]

24 May 2016  |  Guest blogger
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The PSA Series: Life as a PSA Associate

The last guest blog in our PSA series comes from Jenny, an Associate in our Liverpool Office… PSA is a rapidly growing department here at Grant Thornton and it’s with good reason- our firm is the best in its field. Grant Thornton is the UK’s number 1 Public Sector Auditor, boasting a 33% market share […]

04 April 2016  |  Guest blogger
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The PSA Series: Graduate Journey

  The next guest blog in the PSA series comes from Patrick, a graduate in the Liverpool office… Hi, my names Patrick McCloskey. I’m an Accounting and Finance graduate working towards my professional accountancy qualification at Grant Thornton as a Public Sector Audit trainee. You’re probably reading this to get a better understanding as to […]

01 April 2016  |  Guest blogger
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The PSA Series: The CIPFA/ICAS Qualification

The next guest blog in the PSA series comes from Will, a graduate in the Liverpool office… Reading this title you may be wondering what PSA is? In short, think ‘standard’ commercial audit but only for public sector entities such as councils, hospitals, colleges etc. Before I applied I read everything I could find on […]

31 March 2016  |  Guest blogger
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The PSA Series: Applicant to intern to graduate

I’m Helen and I joined the Public Sector Audit (PSA) Manchester team on the graduate programme in July 2015, having completed a three month internship the summer before. I guess if you’re on this blog you’re trying to find out more about public sector audit, and whether it’s for you? Hopefully this blog will give […]

30 March 2016  |  Guest blogger
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