Here at Thomas Westcott we value every one of our team members. We have over 240 dedicated staff including trainees, accounts staff and admin staff. Each with their own stories, motivations and reasons why they love working for Thomas Westcott!
So we’ve decided to give the people who work behind the scenes some recognition. Every month we will post a Q & A with a staff member from one of our 18 offices.
We start this series with one of our younger members, ACA trainee Katrina Cheung who’s based in our Exeter Office.
What is your role within Thomas Westcott?
I am currently training to be a Chartered Accountant; this means that as well as working in the office I am also studying for my ACA exams at Reed Business School. My work can vary from day-to-day, but my main responsibilities include: preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies; drafting personal, partnership and corporation tax returns; and attending audits and stock takes.
How long have you been working here?
I started working at Thomas Westcott in September 2014, a couple of months after I had graduated from the University of Exeter.
What do you like about working in the Exeter office?
I was initially attracted to the Exeter location as I went to University here and fell in love with the city. The office is in a brilliant location, right in the city centre, and there are often networking events in the area which are great fun to attend. I was also interested in the industry areas covered by the Exeter office and the quality of work produced here.
What do you get up to outside of work?
When I have some free time, away from work and studying, I really love exploring new places; whether it be three weeks backpacking around South-East Asia or spending a day getting lost on Dartmoor. I also enjoy keeping fit and am currently training for my first marathon!
Do you have any unusual talents?
I can play the clarinet; the flute; the piano and the guitar and want to learn how to play more instruments! When I was younger it was my dream to be either a busker or to perform in the West End.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you take with you?
I would take a surfboard, some music and a hammock.
And finally, what do you like most about working for TW?
One of the best things about working for TW is the variety of work that I have been exposed to. Not being pigeonholed into a particular sector or area means that I can try my hand at everything before deciding on which area I would like to specialise in in the future. As well as the work being dynamic and interesting I am fortunate to work with great clients and colleagues which has definitely made my time at TW more enjoyable.
Thanks Katrina for bravely being the first to take part in our ‘Meet the TW Team’ feature! Next time, we will be asking Robin Marchant about his role as an IT & Accounts Specialist at our Honiton office.
If you would like to know more about out trainee program, or any other career information at Thomas Westcott please visit https://www.thomaswestcott.co.uk/careers
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