Week 10 – Masters Sunday
Ruairi and I are still working full time in the client’s offices and will be for the foreseeable future. I’m progressing through my sections and have been assigned some additional areas of the audit. As audit busy season winds-down here in the US, we are hoping some additional staff will be assigned to our teams to help with the large amount of fieldwork that is to be completed.
Having worked on Saturday morning, Ruairi, Joey, Shaun and myself went to the batting cages at Chelsea Piers. We had a great day out and then on Sunday enjoyed watching the greatest golfer of all time win the Masters.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 10 – A Trip to Chelsea Pier
Myself and Joseph were back in New York this week, splitting our time between the New York office and the New Jersey office. We will be heading back to the client site in Westwood Massachusetts next week to continue our work.
Now that the baseball season is getting into full swing, Joey, Aidan, Ruairi and myself went to Chelsea Pier to practice our batting. We then met a colleague from the New York office and had a few drinks for her birthday.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 9 – A Trip to Boston
Our client engagement has been really busy over the last couple of weeks. In this time period, we have moved from the planning stage of the engagement to fieldwork and I have been assigned members of staff to assist me. I’m delegating work to the more junior members of the team and providing assistance to them when required. I’m working from the client’s site which means there is interaction with the client on a daily basis.
Over the weekend, the secondment team paid a visit to Boston for some much needed R&R. The weather was beautiful over the weekend which added to the trip. We did a bus tour of the city which included a very knowledgeable tour guide who explained the history of the city, including the famous Boston Tea Party protest in 1773. Boston is a beautiful city and I definitely plan to return again!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 9 – A Weekend in Boston!
Shaun and I are back in New York for the week which gives us a chance to catch up with some of our New York colleagues. As EisnerAmper’s busy season is now winding down, an additional manager has been allocated to our engagement team and we are looking forward to meeting them at the end of the week.
Last weekend we decided to take a trip to Boston where we stayed in ‘Southie’ a well known Irish neighbourhood in South Boston. On Saturday night we visited Landsdowne Street which is where Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is located. We went to the Bleacher Bar which is actually underneath the bleacher seats in the stadium and you can see the full outfield through the windows.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 8 – A Trip to Ellis Island
Joseph Halligan, a fellow Secondee, and I are still working in Massachusetts at the client’s headquarters. We are in the testing phase of the audit. We will probably be here until the end of April and then back in the New York office to complete the audits.
I had some family visiting from both Ireland and Philadelphia during the weekend so I was able to fit in some tourist attractions with them. The sun was shining on Saturday so we made a trip out to Ellis Island. They have a database of everyone who arrived between 1915 and 1960. We were able to find records of both my grandparents who emigrated to America from Ireland in the 1950s.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 8 – Yankees in the Bronx!
Myself and Ruairi are now working full time in the client’s offices. This week I worked on the Reconciliation and Sampling documents for my sections of the audit. After being signed-off by the Senior Manager on the engagement, I began making my selections for testing which were later issued to the client.
Myself, Ruairi and Joey (my fellow Secondees) journeyed into the Bronx on Saturday where we went to a Yankees game. Unfortunately, the Yankees lost but we still had a great day out.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 7 – Central Park Views
We are now into our fourth week at the client’s site in Massachusetts and our audit testing is beginning to pick up pace. Shaun and I are supervising a team of 3 other staff members. We are hoping to have most of our audit testing completed in the next 2 weeks to allow us to wrap up this portion of the audit back in New York.
On Saturday, we took advantage of our first weekend of warm weather in New York and made a trip to Central Park to unwind and throw around an American football. It’s safe to say our technique could improve but it was a great day with a nice view of the city.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 7 – Eyes on the Prize!
Aidan and I are working from the client’s offices on a daily basis as the engagement progresses. We are enjoying having direct access to the client. I’m gaining valuable experience in US GAAP and auditing an alternative investments management company is proving to be both challenging and rewarding.
Last Saturday Aidan, Joey, Shaun and I went to Central Park for the afternoon for some relaxation. We threw an American Football around and got some much needed exercise! As you can see in my photo I have my eyes on the prize and needless to say if the Giants need a replacement for OBJ I can step up!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 6 – Broadway!
With the majority of client information received, we began work validating populations to ensure completeness and accuracy on our job. We spent two days at the client’s offices which are located on the west side of the city as well as one day in EisnerAmper’s New Jersey office.
I went to see the Book of Mormon on Broadway last Thursday night which was excellent and enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday but unfortunately there was no Bank Holiday for us here in the USA!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 6 – St. Patrick’s Day in NYC!
After a short and enjoyable weekend back in NYC for St. Patrick’s Day, Joey Halligan (a fellow Secondee from EisnerAmper Ireland) and I are back at our client’s headquarters in Massachusetts. We’re here with a small team of two to begin revenue and inventory testing.
On Saturday, we got to enjoy St. Patrick’s day in NYC. I had a friend visiting from Ireland so we made the most of the day and went to many different pubs across the city. The next day we took in some of the sites which included a walk through Central Park.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 5 – Irish Visitors!
We are now a full month into working on our engagement and the pace is starting to accelerate as we have begun to receive a lot of information from the client. Shaun and I are back at the client’s site in Massachusetts this week and we will be here for another couple of weeks as this is where the majority of the audit field work is being performed.
Last weekend we had our first visitors from Ireland which included our colleagues Kate and Anna. It was a great weekend which included some pizza and wine on Friday night. We are now on the countdown to the real St. Patrick’s Day after having had a taste of what it will be like in Hoboken a few weeks ago.Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →
Week 5 – Sightseeing!
The pace of the job has really picked up over the last couple of weeks and this week I’ve been using EA LLP’s accounting software package to import the various trial balances within the structure I’ve been assigned to. I’m enjoying the opportunity to visit the New Jersey office on a weekly basis and spend time with the Partners and Senior Managers on the engagement.
Last week it was great to see two of our colleagues from Ireland when they came to visit NYC for the weekend. During their visit I managed to sneak in a quick photo of one of the most iconic buildings in New York City, the ‘Flatiron’ Building on 5th Avenue. With St. Patrick’s day this weekend I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous parade!Life at EisnerAmper Ireland →