Yesterday I posted about an article in BusinessWeek featuring an interesting interview with the head of campus recruiting for KPMG. I talked about their international exchange program. Today I’m going to talk about clients.
From the article:
We also tell them if you’re in audit, we go out to the client. So they’re going to be traveling to clients and they’re going to be working out of the client facility. They have to understand that they will be with clients every day and talking to clients, and they have to like that, vs. in tax, they do most of the work in the office.
This is basically my favourite part of my job. I’d much rather be at a client’s doing an audit (or anything, really) than be at the office. And we’ve got a great office. It’s just that much better at a client’s location.
I have one client that I started last year, whose audit is coming up in October. And the hours are insane, because there’s a tight deadline between year-end and the annual general meeting (AGM). But the employees are so wonderful to work with that I’m really looking forward to the job.
And this client isn’t the exception either. I’ve found in my still somewhat limited work experience that most clients are great to work with. No one seems miserable in their job, and no one seems to hate the auditor either! Maybe they just hide it well!
In what other job do you get to go into a different workplace every week or so, meeting new people and seeing and learning many different types of businesses from the inside out?