As my audit experience primarily relates to the financial services sector, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to undertake an audit in a different sector. While there are elements of the engagement where I can apply my financial services experience, I’m also learning new skills through the application of US GAAP. Being a Senior on the job comes with its challenges but I’m working with a great team and I’ve direct access to the Senior Manager on the engagement who provides additional support as required.
Recently I participated in the annual Wall Street Run & Heart Walk organised by the American Heart Association. I was joined by two of my colleagues, Joey Halligan, a fellow secondee from Dublin and Eric Andler from the New York office. The 5k run through the often narrow streets of New York’s Financial District area was very enjoyable but at times quite crowded with over 12,000 participants. The run was for a worthy cause and I was pleased to add my contribution. Needless to say, I didn’t break any world records but I made it to the end!US secondees blog 2019