Virtual Experience Week videos: careers in finance

Some of our team recently spoke to Shoreham Academy as part of their Virtual Experience Week about their respective careers at Carpenter Box.

During the Summer holidays, many young people may be wondering what they need to do now to get on the first step on the career ladder. Usually, students would’ve undertaken work experience in their last term at school in order to understand what it is like to work in a particular field. With that not being possible this year, Shoreham Academy instead held a Virtual Experience week where they spoke to local businesses, across a spectrum of industries, to give students an insight into a range of career options.

Careers in finance

For those considering a career in finance, these four video interviews from our staff provide a useful overview of the variety of roles available within an accountancy firm.

Watch to find out from each of our interviewees about:

  • A typical day at work
  • The qualifications and skills they would recommend
  • What they enjoy about their role

Sales Support

Shelley Bartup-Sim works in an active administrative role for Carpenter Box Financial Advisers. Her job involves answering queries, liaising with clients and keeping the back office system up to date. Shelley enjoys the variety in her role as it is very client driven and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop.

Audit Senior

Chloe Day is a Senior in Audit and Assurance team. Her job involves looking at the detail behind a set of accounts and fact checking technical information. Chloe works with clients in a number of industries, including Motor Retail, Construction and Academies and finds the difference in audit approach for these sectors interesting to work with. She particularly enjoys the analytical side of her role.

Tax Senior

Meghan Osbourne is a Tax Senior in our Tax Advisory and Private Client teams. Day to day she helps to prepare self-assessments returns and company paperwork as well as undertake tax planning for clients. Her role involves communicating directly with clients, understanding their goals and helping them to achieve them. Meghan enjoys learning from her wider team as she works towards her Chartered Tax Advisor qualification.

Audit Trainee

Charlie Holdaway is a trainee in our Audit and Assurance team and is studying to become a Certified Chartered Account (ACCA). His work involves undertaking detailed testing to make sure financial information is true and fair. A large part of his role includes visiting clients on site with others in his team in order to obtain information in person and learn more about how the business works.

To find out more about careers in Accountancy or to discuss opportunities for you at Carpenter Box, you can contact our HR team on 01903 234094.