"Being part of a small but growing team has been exciting as the company really takes your opinion into consideration when deciding the next step to be taken. It also means you are entrusted with responsibility in work straight away"
What was your background before Claritas?
I graduated from Queen Mary University with a degree in Economics and I knew I wanted to do something finance related. I worked in a small trade finance house for almost two years and then joined the team at Claritas Tax as a graduate.
I was initially attracted to Claritas because of the variety of work that they do which you are involved with right from day 1. I also found that throughout the whole interview process, it was made clear from the start that the company has a very supportive team environment with every member being valued.
Tax can be a very difficult and complex field to work in however, what I enjoy about it the most is that it is very logical and also relevant to everyone no matter what your situation may be. At Claritas, we are presented with different scenarios and problems on a daily basis and it is then up to us to find the most efficient solution.
How has your experience of Claritas been so far?
Being part of a small but growing team has been exciting as the company really takes your opinion into consideration when deciding the next step to be taken. It also means you are entrusted with responsibility in work straight away which I was very surprised about. Although it may seem overwhelming to begin with, it was great to be able to contribute from the start whilst being surrounded by a wealth of knowledge from management that is always available for you to tap into.
Studying for professional exams can at times be challenging but the support and encouragement from the company has been amazing. Everyone in the company has already gone through what you are going through and so your questions are always welcomed. I have found it amazing how there is always someone that will make time out of their busy schedule just to explain a concept to me or to give me reassurance that I am doing the right thing. The team really takes care of you and also actively promotes a healthy work life balance. There are plenty of social events so you get to know everyone pretty quickly and start to become good friends which I find really enhances the team work environment.
How have you developed since working at Claritas?
Since joining Claritas, I think I have definitely grown in confidence, especially with my approach to tackling a new project whether it be at work or at college. This has all stemmed from the fact the team truly believes in you as an individual and celebrates all your achievements with you no matter how small you think they may be.