Graduate Case Studies :: Nigeria :: Damilola Taiwo

Damilola Taiwo

  • Country
  • City
  • Company
    Ernst & Young
  • Experience
  • Subject Studied
  • Job Sector
    Business, Accounting & Finance
  • Job Title
  • University
    University of the West of England

Please give a brief description of your job and what it involves?

Am a staff accountant at Ernst & Young Nigeria. We provide assurance services to give our opinion on the true and fair view of our client’s financial statement. Statutory audit provides assurance on the reality and fairness of an organization’s financial information; advice on controls and processing system weaknesses; confirmation of accounting treatments on complex transactions.

What key advice would you give to current students who would like to get into a similar job to you?

It’s important that you obtain a first class or second class (upper Division) in your first degree as to enable you get a job in any of the Big 4 Accounting Firms and also try to be a qualified professional either through writing ICAN or ACCA.

Why do you think you got this job e.g. what skills/knowledge/experience etc.

Degree from a reputable university and having a second class (Upper Divison), my ability to work hard and meet up with tight deadlines. Ability to work as a team, good communications skills with people as well as a desire to succeed and establish myself as a professional within the professional and services sector.