Bryony joined the graduate team at WMT in January 2016 after opting for a change of career from being an assistant buyer in the hair and beauty industry, prior to which she completed a Geography degree at Royal Holloway.
With a head for numbers, Bryony was attracted to accounting as it provides the opportunity to train and gain qualifications whilst working. Bryony applied to join WMT after seeing the role advertised on the ICAEW website. She is studying towards her ACA qualification.
“I applied for a few graduate trainee positions when I was looking for a career change. WMT particularly appealed to me because of their specialism in the not-for-profit sector and because it was a smaller firm which I thought would have more of a personal feel about it.
I applied to join WMT in October 2015 and completed an online assessment before being invited for a formal half day interview. I was offered the role a few days later”
Since joining WMT Bryony has been part of the audit team, working on client audits and accounts preparation. Keen to adopt more responsibility Bryony also spends two days a week working in the firms tronc team, calculating and communicating gratuity payments for WMT’s hospitality clients.
“I like how varied the work has been and the mix of time spent in the office and being out at clients. The best assignment so far has been carrying out an audit in a football stadium in Southend. The variety of work also means that we get to see a wide range of real-life examples which help me to understand the theory we cover at college.
It can sometimes be difficult to juggle study with work but there is a great level of support from senior members of the team and other graduates and plenty of time provided for study and exams.”
Bryony hasn’t yet decided what she would like to do on completing her training. At the moment, she’s looking forward to meeting more clients and progressing in her accounting qualification.
I like how varied the work has been and the mix of time spent in the office and being out at clients. The best assignment so far has been carrying out an audit in a football stadium in Southend.