Most of the tasks that I was assigned were administrative and were easy to do. This included sending out courier, updating invoices, tracking mail and preparing packages. These tasks are given by Joanna and Pia, and would usually be done by receptionists. Occasionally, there will be different tasks from the other staff members, and those usually involve inputting information into an excel spreadsheet. These are often used in David’s litigation cases. The amount and type of work will change depending on which semester you have co-op. During the first semester there are more tasks towards the end of December, and in the second semester there is more work based around the tax return period. No matter when your placement is, working at the accounting firm will be very engaging and you will learn useful working skills that can be used later on.
Overall, my initial impression of my placement was that it would be very boring and most of my work would be independent. However, as I continued working at my placement I found that my placement was very engaging. I enjoyed working at my placement and I hope that your experience at your placement will be as rewarding as it was for me.