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A Testimonial – Laura’s Day at Work
Today I start early at the EY office in Amsterdam for a Breakfast Session. In turns, we can voluntarily sign up for a Breakfast Session to facilitate a presentation on a specific topic for the rest of the department. The topic may be about recent news updates or a specific accounting or auditing topic you think deserves a refresher. I signed up for the next session and will present on the new IFRS 9 standard on loan loss provisions. This provides me the opportunity to spend some time deepening my knowledge on an item I find interesting and I gain experience in presenting for a group. After all those years presenting in the classroom during my studies I am still a bit nervous sometimes and I have made it one of my personal goals to improve this the upcoming year.
After the session, I have to follow-up some comments I received from my Senior on my latest work for a client. We will have a team meeting after lunch so I need to finish those open items in order to be able to update the team on our final conclusions on the interim phase of the audit. This will take me at least 2 hours I think, this Senior is always quite picky on the details…
Thereafter I have a feedback session with my Senior on another client. At EY we have a 90-days cycle feedback system in place which enforces continuous feedback conversations with the people you worked with each cycle. I had to prepare goals for the full year, of which improving my presenting skills is an important one for the current year.
I will have lunch with my roommate, who is currently doing an internship at the Tax service line. She is a couple of floors below me, but we meet sometimes at the coffee corner on the ground floor to have a short break together. After lunch we have that team meeting, I still need to discuss with the other Staff on the team who of us is going to take notes.
This afternoon I need to respond to some emails and finish some other outstanding work. I will also sit down with the Social Committee that I am part of to discuss the scheduled activities with the department for the upcoming year. I think I will have dinner at the office too so that I can spend some time on my studies tonight. Another option is to go home and have a workout first before I finish my assignment.
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