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Preparing for interviews as a Newly Qualified Accountant

Preparing for interviews as a Newly Qualified Accountant

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The job market at Newly Qualified level is busy across all sectors, and Newly Qualifieds often attend multiple interviews. However, for some Newly Qualified Accountants, attending their first post qualification interview can be daunting, especially if interviewing for a role outside their core technical skills. Our next event will provide you with top tips to put your mind at ease. 

Attend our upcoming event for Newly Qualified Accountants

The focus of our next event is specifically around helping Newly Qualified Accountants prepare for interviews. There will be speakers from various organisations who all interview and hire st this, so it will be an invaluable opportunity to hear their views and pick their brains! Click here to register today.

Date: Thursday, 24th October
Time: 5:30 pm onwards
Venue: Morgan McKinley Offices, 61 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4AE

Start preparing for your interviews now by reading our key interview preparation advice article.   

Our speakers include:

Isla Macgillivray - Senior Manager, Film & TV at Saffery Champness

Isla completed her ACA in 2015 at a top 50 London based accountancy firm before moving to join the Saffery Film & TV team the same year. She has worked exclusively within the creative industry sector for the past 4 and a half years providing specialist financial, accounting, audit and taxation advice across the sector. Isla’s clients include a wide range of Film & TV companies including UK and US studios and UK independent production companies, as well as small to large UK video game development companies and multinational publishers.

Irene O'Neill – Head of Reporting and Analysis at BT

Irene qualified in 2015 with PwC in Ireland and moved out of practice and into industry. She moved to London to gain some FTSE100 experience where she has worked with British Telecom since. Here she has grown in levels and experience from finance manager reporting to heading up reporting and analysis within the Group FP&A function in BT. She has gained broad exposure to senior stakeholders and developed advanced modelling, financial analysis and team management skills. Irene will provide insight into how to grow within a company and how team management and coaching is important for career development.

Matt English - Audit Senior

Matt English qualified as an ACA in September 2018 at a medium sized firm in Newcastle where he spent almost 5 years. Matt wanted to make the move down to London after qualification and joined his current firm Wilson Wright in June 2019 as an audit senior. Matt works on a mix of both audit and accountancy jobs across varying sectors.

Owei Soroh – Outsourcing Manager, Silver Levene

Owei became ACCA qualified in 2014 and this January joined top 50 firm Silver Levene, who are the largest ACCA Practice in the UK. He has worked in Practice for the last four years and currently heads up the well-established Outsourcing function at Silver Levene. He is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of clients across a range of sectors, providing bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and other accounts related services.

Comments from attendees of our previous Life After Qualification events

“Speaking with consultants was useful for their greater perspective on roles which could apply to us and interview techniques.”

“The event had a great style and was very well organised, casual and was a good duration.”

“The event was great - I liked the size of the space and the timing, so there was a bit of time to settle in and then straight into the speakers with useful Q&A after and then chance to network.”

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