Having finished my Principles of Taxation exam on the 1st of May, the rest of the month has been a lot more easy going!
I booked the first week off as annual leave to relax a bit from the first block of exams.
On the second week, I began the first week of tuition for my 3 written exams which will take place in September. Lizzi had finished hers only a month ago so was able to give me some advice (as well as the more senior trainees) on how to tackle the studying.
Outside of college I have been working on accounts preparation in the office, recording transactions from one ‘book of prime entry’ and matching them to another. This work is not too difficult, but it’s important to keep an eye on the masses of figures and not get confused by the exchange rates.
This final week I have mainly been ‘free for work’ – where I’m not assigned to a specific client so will help managers with their workload. This involves anything from updating client codes to even buying cakes for a Principal’s birthday. It’s a great time to catch up on studying or any outstanding admin when you haven’t got any set work to do.
We also had our end of the month social, a ‘Pointless’ inspired quiz hosted by Lizzi and our Training Manager, Peter Ellis. Prizes were up for grabs and it was a great way to catch up with colleagues I hadn’t seen for a while. Most importantly my team won!
Outside of work I had the joy of flat hunting in London – an inevitable process for non-Londoners which is definitely a struggle! With a bit of research, patience and asking friends, family and colleagues for advice I fortunately found a place. So if the prospect of moving to London seems a bit overwhelming, we would be more than happy to give you advice when you join us