What do you like most about your role?
The most enjoyable thing about my role is the opportunity to work in constantly changing teams, whilst continuing to develop my knowledge and practical skills. I enjoy the professional challenges of going to client sites and liaising with the finance departments of clients across a wide range of industries. Finally, I enjoy working with my colleagues at UHY, they are the great people you form a bond with whilst spending time on audits together. This closeness is aided by out of work socialising with colleagues, as we often have to work away, in different areas with our audit teams.
What is the office atmosphere like in London?
The atmosphere in the office is very sociable, in audit we tend to work in group so there is a need for collaboration, by asking questions and leading junior members. Furthermore, the office atmosphere is greatly welcoming, making you feel very comfortable whenever you need to go and speak to different colleagues across all departments. Together with the office being friendly and sociable, a level of professionalism is always maintained, which is a very important factor in any office environment.
What is the most challenging thing about your job?
The most challenging thing about my job is balancing multiple audit clients with fast approaching deadlines, whilst having the responsibility of teaching junior members new audit sections and answering any questions that they may have. On top of this, I am completing my level 7 ACA apprenticeship, which demands a lot of time outside of working hours, whether that be studying or general admin like updating my ICAEW training file.
Zachary Byford joined the UHY London team in August 2019 as an Audit Trainee Level 1 and has since been promoted to Level 4.