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  • Role: Accountancy Trainee
  • Location: London
  • University: Cardiff
  • Degree: BSc Accounting and Finance

Jagrut Sharma

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What makes a good accountant?

A good accountant possesses skills such as logical thinking, strong interpersonal skills, analytical ability and computer skills. It is also very important to be proactive, have a keen eye for detail and communicate clearly with clients and colleagues. Good technical knowledge, commercial awareness and relevant experience are also key for a good accountant. I believe an accountant should always be cool, calm and confident!

What is the atmosphere like at UHY?

The atmosphere at UHY is professional and dynamic. There is a diverse mix of colleagues at UHY and from the day I joined, my colleagues have made me feel valued and part of the UHY team! Working at UHY can be challenging but very rewarding. Members of staff are really friendly, approachable and always happy to help.

What is the most challenging thing about your role?

Personally, the most challenging aspect of my role is being able to balance studying for ACCA and work commitments. At times, there can be tight deadlines where clients are relying on the work I do and therefore this role has taught me how to prioritise my time well and manage expectations from senior management.

What made you choose UHY?

One of the reasons I chose UHY was due to the size of the firm. I believe that in a medium sized firm, trainees can be recognised in a better way for their work and be treated more like an individual rather than just part of a team. It also gives you the opportunity to meet different clients while on audit, which builds on the overall experience.

I thought it would also be easier to build relationships with colleagues at UHY as you get to know them more personally than you would in a much larger firm. Furthermore, looking at what some of the trainees at UHY said on the website about the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the firm particularly attracted me to choose UHY.

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