Luke Little

Luke Little

Senior Manager - Assurance


Cambridge, UK

Don't worry that a decision you make at college will be permanent and forever. Think about the things you enjoy at the out if it is a fit and go for it.


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?


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


Senior Manager - Assurance

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
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.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Being part of team and recognising where to look for help (and knowing who to ask). Within our business, success is not achieved alone and whilst you have the chance to excel individually, the key aim of the organisation is success as a team.

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:

Accounting and Finance


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