Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
University/College Degree
Getting a graduate job
Professional Qualification - Chartered Accountant
Becoming a manager at my firm
Getting married
Moving to the US for an 18 month secondment in New York (best decision ever!)
Building a home and a family
Facing uncertainty about what is next?

Education

High School
Bachelor
Accounting and Finance
University of Nottingham
Certification/License
Chartered Accountant (CA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Career

Senior Manager - Assurance

I lead project team completing financial statement audits for some of the largest companies in the UK.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Working with Others

Day to Day

I speak to my teams and clients to understand what is going on, both specific to a project that we are completing and to understand more about the businesses that we work with. I review the work of others in my teams and help provided feedback and coaching. I am looked to as an expert on highly technical accounting issues and am valued for what I see and my business knowledge gained from working with a range of companies and industries.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't worry that a decision you make at college/university will be permanent and forever. Think about the things you enjoy at the moment, talk to people that are working in that career at the moment, work out if it is a fit and go for it. When at interview, be yourself, they will not want a robot.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You don't want to be an accountant, it's boring!"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student