This Friday marks the end of my 4-month internship at Libra Wealth Management Limited. It only feels like I joined a week ago!
Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to Bill and Amber for providing me an excellent opportunity to develop professionally and personally within their company.
Secondly, another huge thank you to the whole team for being patient with me while learning and spending time showing me the key areas in the role that accountants have to undertake every day.
These past months have been invaluable and taught me so much more than I could have imagined. To be at the forefront of clients financial and business needs of bookkeeping, VAT and personal tax returns, management, and statutory accounts with incredible support of those working here guiding and assisting me, I couldn’t be more grateful.
Areas that gave me a great understanding of being an accountant was preparing the accounts. Starting with getting the information required from the clients, to then prepping in Excel, creating manual journals, and tidying up the data to create the trial balance. Lastly, listening to the review points before sending to the client. Preparing many accounts with the team gave me varied experience and showed me key areas to be aware of, and most importantly to make the time to know your client’s business inside-out.
Throughout my time at Libra Wealth, I have dived into the importance of social media to the business, by studying ways to make blogs and LinkedIn posts more enjoyable for our clients. We are aiming to provide you with relevant information that will be vital for your companies and make those posts exciting, which will enable us to showcase our company culture. I hope everyone enjoys them!
Only this week, I had an opportunity to attend Accountex 2023 with the Libra team. The speakers were truly inspiring, for someone like me who hopes to be the ‘future’ of accounting.
Next for me is to undertake and complete my chartered qualifications after I graduate in 2024.
I have never worked in an office environment full time before, so I didn’t know what exactly to expect from the team or the environment, I have been welcomed and supported fully. I have loved the team’s friendly ‘banter’, we have enjoyed many giggles in the office and the odd lunch at our local pub.
It’s a bittersweet moment as I write this blog, as I am excited to get back to Nottingham Trent for my final year of study, but equally sad to say my goodbyes to Libra. Hopefully it’s only a see you soon!