Gloria W.

Internal Audit Manager
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About me

Gloria W.
Economics and Related Studies
Accounting Business Finance and Management
Undergraduate
Halifax
2014
United Kingdom

My employment

Internal Audit Manager
FTSE 50 company
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy

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BAME student

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A day in the life of a Internal Audit Manager in the United Kingdom

I was the president of the York Hong Kong Society, member of dancesoc, fusion and a regular volunteer. It has helped me show that I am a well rounded person, with demonstrated abilities to negotiate, work with others and manage a team.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

FTSE 50 - diversified portfolio of businesses including academic publishing, exhibitions, conferencing, data consulting and etc.

What do you do?

I work in internal audit, testing and assessing the internal control environment

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

I started off at EY in their oil and gas assurance business. Going into internal audit is one of the more common routes but that's not to say I can't move into anything I want from here.

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

No - but I have always wanted a job where I can travel.

Describe your most memorable day at work

Meeting with senior management where I had to deliver some negative news. I prepared a number of solutions for this issue as well. The meeting went down well.

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

I was the president of the York Hong Kong Society, member of dancesoc, fusion and a regular volunteer. It has helped me show that I am a well rounded person, with demonstrated abilities to negotiate, work with others and manage a team.

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Look for an internship, read a wide range of relevant publications to show enthusiasm for your field and broaden your horizon, show a willingness to work hard for an opportunity and don't expect to succeed straightaway.

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