Thoroughly enjoyed my time with KPMG in Dublin and will be returned for a graduate programme in September 2018. Worked alongside a team whom dealt with Aircraft leasing clients, tasks were challenging at the beginning, but soon felt confident to solely tackle different elements of the audits.
Very open work place, managers and directors very approachable, work varied and interesting, very social, employees ages average in early 20s so everyone works well in the team and can be friendly in and out of work.
Social aspect, opportunity to work in other departments
Working with people my own age and in similar situations provided relief from what was overall a pressured and stressful environment. Work-life balance or staff well-being is not a high priority in this company. I was lucky to have some positive experiences with my own bosses but I was ill due to stress frequently.
For the short time i spent there everyone was very welcoming
Interned beside Robert Hussey (Former Employee) – Dublin – 5 March 2017
I was there for a short time but work I partook in was very interesting and fulfilling. People in the office were very friendly and willing to help out. Would recommend to someone who is looking for a job within the accountancy industry.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin – 15 February 2017
This company adapts a very supportive culture that encourages innovation, progression and learning. I developed new communication and IT skills within this company that I can carry further in my career. I admire the hard-working culture they encourage, where time and effort is always rewarded and morale is high.
Audit Manager (Former Employee) – Dublin – 9 May 2016
The company has a good working environment; it is dynamic and provides you with different situations that improve your knowledge. The co-workers are very supportive and share them expertise when it is necessary.
I worked here for 4 years as part of my training contract to become a qualified chartered accountant. It is good for career progression and for meeting different clients. There were staff shortages at both trainee and management level, so it was difficult to get your work reviewed in a timely manner. There wasn't a great staff morale a few years ago but it is definitely improving now.
Senior Associate - Energy industry (Former Employee) – Dublin, Ireland – 25 January 2015
- Audit of large client engagements - Learnt how to audit a wide range of industries and manage medium/large audit engagements - Co workers were great, team orientated people - The long hours and tight deadlines - Making great friends and learning from my peers
People, culture, workin within a wide variety of industries
PA/Sec (Former Employee) – Dublin, D2 – 17 November 2014
Excellent place to work. Worked for 6 years as PA/Sec in a busy department for 7 people directly but to entire department as whole when necessary (around 40 people). Typing, diary management, travel arrangements, email maintenance, file maintenance, powerpoint presentations, printing and preparing reports. Using MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint daily.
Audit Trainee (Current Employee) – Dublin – 21 October 2012
• Maintain client relationships at the appropriate level and present a favourable impression of the firm. • Resolution of accounting/technical issues raised by clients. • Ensuring members of the audit team communicate, interact and collaborate effectively. • Act with objectivity, independence and integrity at all times. • Keep up-to-date with any changes or planned changes to accounting standards, other pronouncements and understand their impact upon the audit strategy. • Understand, evaluate and test the design and operation of accounting and internal control systems, offering recommendation for any weaknesses noted. • Provide on-the-job training /assistance to junior members of staff. • Delegate appropriate work to junior members of staff and review their work in a structured format. • Provide timely feedback to partner / manager in relation to ongoing job performance with a view to avoiding surprises. • Prepare and critically review statutory accounts to ensure they fully meet company law and financial reporting requirements (IFRS/US GAAP/Irish GAAP).