It’s a fairly daunting prospect starting a new career as an accountant, especially if, as with many of us, you’re not from a finance background. Just getting your head around Double Entry (once you’ve had a little snigger) requires a considerable amount of brain power.

We’ve recently taken on some new starters, or ‘newbies’ as I like to call them, and having been in their situation not so long ago I find myself at once envious and sympathetic towards them, for whilst a new start is invariably exciting it can also be really difficult to know what’s expected of you.

So in an effort to help I’ve asked around the office to find out what people expect from a new starter in the hope of finding some useful advice…

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