Aisha Weise-Forbes from our recruitment team is on a mission to talk to people around our business to challenge myths and assumptions for people considering a career in Accountancy and Professional services or even at Blick Rothenberg.
Aisha spoke with US/UK Private Client Partner Alex Straight who talks about the exposure and technical support offered to people who join Blick Rothenberg.
US/UK Tax is quite a particular sector, and so it is important to ensure those who are starting their career in this field with us are taught all they need to know internally.
Aisha was joined by Teni Olasupo who helped her unpack the myth around prior qualifications before moving into the accountancy space.
Teni studied Law and Sociology at university and is now a Senior Manager in our Global Mobility team. She also touches on our apprenticeship scheme which welcomes school leavers and those who have not gone to university.
Aisha sat down with Stefanie Tremain, a Partner in our Private Client Tax team, to help bust the myth that you have to be good at maths to get into accounting.
Given that Finance is the world of numbers, it seems logical to assume numbers will have to be your strength. Stefanie isn’t my only guest who has mentioned that this is in fact not the most important piece of the job. Yes, a proficiency is ideal and helpful but Stefanie talks about what is more important when considering a role in accountancy.
Aisha spoke with partner Jim Brown to discuss the importance of working as a team and the visibility of senior management.
“I often walk past Directors and Partners while in the office and we have a quick chat…“how are you getting on?” “how was your weekend?”. These moments are a testament to who we are at Blick Rothenberg, friendly people who genuinely care.”
Among many of Jim’s nuggets of wisdom is his point on micro interactions. Formal training is important but the informal interactions you’ll have with your team can be just as useful within this industry.
In this episode Aisha chats with Andy Briggs, a Director in our Corporate Tax department, who shares some insight into his own experience at both Big Four and smaller firms.
Aisha said “I’m so excited to share this episode of Myth Busters with you because it touches on an assumption I hear a lot. I have spoken to several soon-to-be qualified finance professionals who have goals of moving In-house. Most people feel this move will offer them more autonomy and variety, but this isn’t always the case.”