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You need to be very adaptable. Change happens all the time. There is diverse culture. The hardest part of the job was completing a project by putting it more hours which meant less sleep. The most enjoyable part of the job was the treats we got once the project has completed. The celebrations where at a different level that you tend to forget about the long hours.
Free lunches and treats during meetings
long hours definitely but worth it when you get to leave early the next day
Trainee accountants work with senior accountants to develop their knowledge of the accounting industry and to gain practical experience at the start of their career. They are involved with tasks such as creating and sending out invoices, managing accounts, and tracking inventory. Most trainee accountants work full-time and may need to work overtime to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year or around tax periods, when monthly or yearly audits are carried out. This job is well-suited to people with strong numeracy skills, the ability to retain objectivity with regards to confidential information, and who are able to follow instructions effectively.
Learning environment Work is different teams and managers Can sometimes work long hours when on deadlines Working with blue chip companies and learning the company dynamics
The very Nature of Auditing is moving from tight deadline to tight deadline with hardly any breaks. The deadlines are either set by regulators or the clients so there is no change in sight. Work roles and responsibilities evolve rapidly and you are unlikely to be given the same responsibility and sections year on year at each client. The further into audit you got the more interesting it becomes. The work hours are the reason for any hardship. From junior management positions onward, after 60 hours of overtime in a year you no longer get even a cent more consideration for working more hours but can find yourself working past midnight for months at a time. Articles in PwC, being a big 4 firm, really does make a difference and give a great benefit.
Phone calls, meetings, unrealistic budgets. There is way too much admin to do during the day so you will usually have to put in extra hours to get things done. They do try to innovate technologically, minor setbacks but they have achieved more than most. I sensed a biased approach when it came to management but most try to be fair.
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Be yourself, excel in whatever you do, seek regular feedback and ask qieations if and when need be...dont be afraid. Theu have a very systematical way
People are friendly initially but you soon realise that working as a team is not an option and everybody is in it for themselves even though you could be working on the same project. Senior Management also have their favourites which makes it difficult to progress. If management has a certain perception of who you are, it wont change even if you provide evidence to the contrary.
An environment that caters for all types of people and there needs. Flexible and understanding. Positive culture with a good work ethic. Lovely team and colleagues. The best part of the job was meeting new people, training, and advancing in my career.
Good opportunities for exposures as the firm audits quite big and reputable companies. It is character building, and forces you out of your comfort zone, the people are willing to help you . Time management is key as deadlines can come at you at once.
You work with people that are in the same age group as you are.
Overtime and tight deadline
I was only on contract however I enjoyed my work experience, only stressfull part was working on a contract that was renewed every 3-5 months . I would consider a permanent position in a heart beat
Contracting via an external agency
Typical day one will never have at PwC. None of your days will ever be the same. The culture is different in every team, your work hours is your responsibility and you might have a 12 hour day and other days a 5 hour day .
PwC is a Company which is Globally Connected. With "Connected Thinking" Mission, as a former Consultant I was able to assess myself in such a diversified professional environment. Hence, I was able to think out of the Box. Thus, enabled me to meet my target and also be able to engage with powerful Clients. I