I started my work experience at MJH Accountants on Thursday 26th July 2018. My first task was to attend a local networking group, namely Shout. Whilst there, I listened to representatives from various local businesses explain what they do and how they work. It was very interesting to find out about the many different ideas that they had.
On Day 2, I was shown how to log the mail, both incoming and outgoing. I also learnt how to use the scanning machine to record all of the incoming mail as well as the franking machine which I used to stamp all of the mail that was going to be sent out.
I also helped update the company’s social media accounts. As a teenager in 2018, I benefit from growing up with social media, however, it was very interesting to learn how businesses, especially professional service firms are harnessing the power of social media to interact with their clients and contacts.
On Day 3, I analysed a client’s receipts and payments from their bank statement from which the accountant would take over and prepare the accounts. Accuracy was critical to this task and I was delighted to see that the figures balanced once I had finished.
On my last day at MJH Accountants, I recorded Mark’s schedule on the computer so that his time and billing record could be updated.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MJH and thought it was eye-opening to see how much work and effort is put in by everyone. I also really enjoyed being given the opportunity to work alongside other members of Mark’s team and meet clients and other businesses.
Year 10 pupil – Archbishop Temple School, Preston