Clients are the best part of my job

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?

5 replies on “Clients are the best part of my job”

  1. Yeah, but they’re hated… I’d like to do something with my life that doesn’t get me hated by the majority of people.

  2. Alright, I enjoy a challenge….

    Reality TV show producer?

    Hmm, they may be hated too.

    I’ll shift the topic by saying: did I ever mention I miss your old design where your site remembered my comment name/URL details? :)

  3. This theme doesn’t? That’s weird. You wouldn’t think that sort of thing would be dependent on the theme.

    But, at least you don’t have to register to post a comment (like your site) and I always have to re-sign in every time I visit! :P

  4. Yeah, I think our cookies are broken. Wasn’t like that before.

    The sign-in is still easier at my site – if you have things set-up nicely. Mozilla refuses to remember the fields here though. It’s like bank-grade security. ;)

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