Maria Brook

Maria Brook

Paris
Working in the Paris office offers the unique chance to work for both British and French clients

I joined Dixon Wilson after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Modern Languages, Business and Management.  I had already decided upon a career in accountancy to further my understanding of business, but knew I wanted to work abroad. Dixon Wilson offered the perfect solution with the opportunity to work in Paris, whilst studying for the ACA, an internationally recognised qualification.  Paris is an amazing city and I enjoy the rich culture it has to offer whilst being able to work in an English office.

Working in the Paris office offers the unique chance to work for both British and French clients therefore trainees can discover the different accounting standards from both countries. This provides a diverse day-to-day workload which could range from preparing accounts for a company to submitting a French tax return. Trainees are given high levels of responsibility from the start and regularly interact with senior managers to offer ideas whilst being able to draw upon their knowledge and experience. There are around 25 people in the office, a perfect size to know everyone and socialise together over lunch or to organise drinks after work.

Studying for the ACA is intense and challenging, therefore hours outside of work must also be dedicated to revision. The tuition courses are held at a college in the UK and plenty of support is offered by the tutors, whilst at college and revising at home.  I particularly enjoy the fact that I am furthering my education in England at the same time as working in France.

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