Current Role: Trainee Finance Assistant at Mind in Bexley
Omar tells a story of his journey in accounts and finance through the practical training programme at the Moracle Foundation.
During University, I attended careers fairs, where there were a number of employers. However when I spoke to the representatives of accountancy firms, I realised that without the practical work experience, opportunities were hard to come by.
How did you find out about Moracle Foundation?
I came to know of the Moracle Foundation from a friend who organised an introductory meeting. After being inducted in the programme, I began my practical work experience at Moracle Foundation. This was my first exposure being able to work for an accountancy firm arranged by the Foundation.
After two months of practical work experience at the Foundation, in November 2014 a position became available for a part-time trainee finance assistant within a charitable organisation and through the connections of Moracle Foundation, I was offered the position.
How was the training programme at Mind in Bexley?
During my training programme contract at Mind in Bexley, I have had the opportunity to work in different areas of the finance function, ranging from posting the day to day bookkeeping tasks in QuickBooks accounting, Assisting with the process of making payments required through the bank to suppliers, assisting with undertaking and completing the monthly bank reconciliation, monthly payroll, dealing with the company’s petty cash and various analysis work as required. I particularly enjoy the unpredictability and variety of work.
How was your trainee experience with Moracle Foundation?
The most interesting part of the Foundation is the range of people who you meet, from junior trainee accountant to fully qualified ACCA mentors who are happy to spend time and pass on the knowledge and experience to you. The working culture at Moracle Foundation is very good and there are people from different parts of the World.
What does accountancy means to you?
Most people have a stereotypical view of accountants but in today’s rapidly changing world, accountants are more like business advisers, valued for both their commercial and rigorous technical knowledge.
“The opportunity given to me from the Foundation will stay with me forever as it has been the foundation to the start of my accountancy career.”Omar Eversley-Bispham