To help our 2018 graduates to get an insight into what it’s like to work for Isosceles we asked Sarah and Adam (two of our 2017 graduates) to share their views.
Sarah, Sheffield-based Graduate Trainee Accountant
Welcome future graduates!
I hope I can give you a helpful insight into working for Isosceles.
I have been at Isosceles for nearly six months, and my has time flown! Within my first month, I was already working with my first client, which required me to visit Isosceles’ office in Staines – this was an excellent opportunity to meet the team down south.
I now work with four different clients of varying sizes, which has proven a great way to develop skills in three different accounting systems and take responsibility for a range of tasks.
Paired with my CIMA studies outside of work, there is lots of scope for progression, which is great motivation to study to get the exams done. Despite having a maths degree, I have no exemptions from the CIMA exams and so have a total of sixteen to complete. I have already passed my first exam and am now studying towards my second. I am enrolled in an online tuition programme, so studying is flexible, allowing you to fit in lectures around the 9-5:30 working day. Although it can be tough, the reward of being one step closer to qualifying makes it worthwhile.
Good luck with your application and I hope to be working with you at Isosceles soon.
I joined Isosceles Finance a few months ago as a Graduate Trainee Accountant. I am enjoying my experience at the company and learning about the accounting profession.
As soon as I joined I learnt about my clients and started working for them; I helped to post the journals and prepare management accounts within the first week; from that point onwards, I’ve learnt about:
- Invoice procedures
- Bank reconciliation
- Balance sheet reconciliations
- Journal postings
- Management accounts
- Tax procedures across the world
- The technology sector.
Isosceles has provided a friendly work environment hosting several social events during the year allowing me to quickly fit in. I have received regular training on software such as Excel and Power BI broadening my range of skills. As well as training on the job I also have to study towards my ACA which involves sacrificing my weekends but, it is worth it to gain a globally respected qualification.