Finance

Jersey’s biggest sector with routes for many training paths. Money makes the world go round!

My day would typically begin by checking my emails as well as our internal task log which allows me to see any upcoming tasks/deadlines and allows me to plan my day. General day to day tasks consist of arranging payments, bookkeeping, preparing minutes, sending documents to clients and responding to...
My main task throughout the day is the preparation of financial statements for small local businesses and sole traders. I create work papers using the clients provided information. This is normally bank statements and invoices or a set of basic accounts. Once all the information has been gathered and...
My typical day would begin by checking my calendar and emails to allow me to prioritise work according to upcoming deadlines. Often, I will then head down to the client site with the audit team to perform the testing that has been allocated to me. Much of my day is...
There is no typical day at work and every day is different. Sometimes I may be at a client’s premises undertaking an audit which might include expense or revenue testing, reviewing minutes or problem solving. Some days involve direct interaction with the client which I really enjoy. If I’m in...
No day is the same working within the claims department at Islands, which is great! I am continuously learning on a daily basis and wouldn’t have it any other way. It truly is a great place to work, as there is no ‘typical’ day in the office. What do you...
Once I’ve had my morning cup of tea, I’ll check my calendar and emails to see what lies ahead. Every day is unique which keeps me interested and engaged. Some examples of my tasks include reviewing work prepared by my team, meeting with clients, preparing proposal documents for potential work...
I didn’t start at Grant Thornton in the most conventional way. I decided that I wasn’t going to university, my A-levels were fast approaching and I had a mild panic that I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself!
I am part of the first cohort of the IQ-EQ Discovery Programme, which is aimed at A-Level school leavers. The two year programme is designed to give you an opportunity to work and learn about the different areas of the business.
Audit is a very rewarding career, and if you think that it may be for you then I would recommend trying work experience. KPMG in the Channel Islands offers flexible work experience placements for University and A-Level students, which will give you a good insight into the world of audit.
The variety of work and the clients I have worked with throughout my time at KPMG in the Channel Islands make my job very interesting.