Emily M.

Senior Associate
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Emily M.
Economics and Related Studies
Economics and Finance
Undergraduate
Alcuin
2011
United Kingdom

My employment

Senior Associate
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy
2014
£28500
£49500

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A day in the life of a Senior Associate in the United Kingdom

How I found out about the job

Recruitment agency

The recruitment process

Whilst studying for my degree, I took part in the Deloitte Summer Vacation Scheme. As a result of this I secured a graduate job in the Mergers and Acquisitions tax department at Deloitte.

I have now been head hunted through LinkedIn for a job at PwC.

Courses taken since graduation

ICAEW Chartered Accountancy Exams

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I hope to continue my career in Big Four firms for the foreseeable future, working my way up to a more senior position.

My advice to students considering work

If possible, apply for internships/work experience programmes during your second summer (for 3 year courses). I think these are particularly common for accountancy and finance careers.

Keep an open mind about exactly which part of accountancy you would like to end up in - I never imagined I would enjoy being a tax advisor!

My advice about working in my industry

Apply for internships and keep an open mind about exactly which part of accountancy you would like to end up in - I never imagined I would enjoy being a tax advisor!

What I do

I work in a large team of tax specialists, advising on private equity deals, public listings and international transactions. My day-to-day role includes liaising with overseas colleagues, drafting reports and analysing technical issues.

My employer has also paid for me to sit the ACA exams, meaning I am now a qualified chartered accountant.

What I like most

I like the wide variety of daily tasks I am able to be involved with and the level of responsibility available to me.

What I like least

Working in M&A, often working alongside investment banks, I am often required to work late into the night on highly pressured projects.

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