• Job Title

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Junior Consultant
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  • Subject Studied

  • University

    UWE Bristol
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As a Microsoft D365 Finance Junior Consultant, my role is multifaceted. I am responsible for implementing and configuring the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance module according to the unique needs of each client. This involves understanding their financial processes, identifying areas for improvement, and tailoring the system to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

I work closely with stakeholders to gather requirements and ensure that the system aligns with their business objectives. I also provide training to users, enabling them to effectively utilize the system and understand its full capabilities.

Additionally, I troubleshoot any issues that arise, ensuring the system runs smoothly and meets the client's expectations. My role requires a strong understanding of finance principles, excellent problem-solving skills, and a deep knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform. It's a challenging role, but it's rewarding to see the positive impact on a client's business operations.

What do you most like about your job?

What I cherish most about my role is the continuous learning. Each day brings new challenges that deepen my understanding of the system and broaden my knowledge across various industries. Working on diverse projects allows me to explore different sectors, each with its unique requirements and solutions. This not only enhances my problem-solving skills but also enriches my professional experience. Moreover, the role offers tremendous career progression opportunities. The more projects I handle, the more proficient I become, paving the way for advanced roles and responsibilities. It's a journey of constant growth and learning, and I absolutely love it!

How did your university course help you to get this job?

My transition from petroleum engineering to consulting was significantly facilitated by my MSc in Financial Technology. The comprehensive curriculum, especially courses like ‘Finance for FinTech’, provided me with a solid foundation in finance and accounting. This knowledge was instrumental in bridging the gap between my previous field and my current role.

The interdisciplinary group project module marked a turning point in my academic journey. It honed my problem-solving skills, fostered collaboration, and enhanced my ability to work in a team. These skills have proven to be invaluable in my current role, where I frequently collaborate with diverse teams to tackle complex problems.

Moreover, the ‘FinTech Environment’ course was particularly enlightening. The guest speakers introduced us to the latest developments and highlights in the industry, keeping us abreast of the dynamic world of FinTech. This exposure not only broadened my perspective, but also provided insight into the various opportunities available within the industry. Collectively, these experiences have shaped my expertise and prepared me for my current role.

What key advice would you give to current international students looking to start a career in the UK?

As an international student looking to start a career in the UK, here are some key pieces of advice I would give:

Value Your Soft Skills and Character: Soft skills are just as important as technical skills. Companies can teach you technical skills, but soft skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving are often seen as invaluable. Moreover, companies put more emphasis on your character and how well you will fit with the company culture. These aspects can set you apart from other candidates.

Leverage Your International Experience and Language Skills: Don't see your lack of UK experience as a weakness. Instead, use your international experience and any additional languages you speak as a strength. The unique perspectives and experiences you bring can be very valuable in today's global marketplace.

Every Experience Counts: Don't discount any experience, even if it's not directly linked to the role you're seeking. There are many transferable skills that you can gain from various experiences. For example, leadership skills can be gained from volunteer work, and problem-solving skills can be developed from academic projects.

Familiarize Yourself with the Interview Process: Practice for the assessment centre and aptitude test, but it's also important to be genuine with your answers. Familiarizing yourself with the interview process can help you feel more confident and prepared.

Utilize the Graduate Visa: If you find a role in a company that doesn't offer sponsorship, consider utilizing the graduate visa to gain UK experience. Gaining experience in the UK can make it easier to land a job that offers sponsorship in the future.

Research the Industry, Company, and Roles: Familiarize yourself with the industry, company, and roles you want to apply for. Companies appreciate candidates who are genuinely interested in the roles and the company.

Attend Career Fairs: Make use of career fairs either at your university or online to network and know more about companies and roles. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you have to the recruiters.

Use LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a great platform to connect with people and know more about companies and the roles. You will be surprised how many people are willing to help.

Make Use of University Career Services: If you need help with your CV or LinkedIn profile, make use of the university career services. They can provide valuable guidance and feedback.

The journey to starting a career can be challenging, but with perseverance and the right approach, you can successfully navigate it. Good luck!


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