New York, Week 2 – The blizzard
New York came to a standstill at the weekend as the blizzard hit. But we didn’t let that stop the fun. Sinead Cummins, my fellow Secondee from EisnerAmper Ireland, and I braved the cold to make snow angels in Central Park.US secondees blog 2016 →
New York, Week 2 – Training completed
My second and last week of training is now complete. We have been trained in individual, corporate and partnership tax returns. We will be completing Partnership Form 1065’s for the duration of our time in EisnerAmper LLP’s NYC office. I’m looking forward to getting started and working with EisnerAmper LLP’s Financial Services team.
This week the Tax Department organised a night out in Dave & Buster’s arcade to welcome the new joiners. This was a great opportunity to meet our new work colleagues and play some air hockey! On Saturday we all went to explore the city going to Ground Zero and also taking the Staten Island Ferry to catch the views of the city at sunset. Finally, to finish off the day we met up with our audit colleages along with Secondees from South Africa and Australia for a night out in the city.US secondees blog 2016 →
New York, Week 2 – Boot camp
My first week in New York involved an intensive training program called ‘Hedge Fund Boot Camp’. I found this to be both beneficial and enjoyable as I have a keen interest in the financial services industry and therefore I was in a position to learn from EisnerAmper LLP’s financial services team here in New York. I have found the US team to be accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and above all very approachable.
I am currently reading Michael Lewis’s best seller, ‘The Big Short’. The book is about the 2007 financial crisis and how a number of Hedge Fund managers predicted the subprime crisis. One of the Partners in EisnerAmper LLP recommended watching the movie as further hedge fund training, therefore I took their advice and went to the cinema to watch the movie. Glad I did as it is an excellent film!US secondees blog 2016 →
New York, Week 1 – The Big Apple
We’ve been doing intensive training and are now fully up to speed with all of the systems and audit approaches they use here. We’re scheduled for our jobs to begin next week and it’s all very exciting.
During the weekend, we took full advantage of the mild weather conditions and decided to visit ground zero and catch the ferry to Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty. The views of Manhattan were spectacular, and the sun setting over the skyline was breath taking!!US secondees blog 2016 →
New York, Week 1 – First week down!
First week down and still can’t believe that I am working and living in New York! We are officially halfway through training and really starting to feel like part of the team (helped by a team night out on the Thursday!).
Our first weekend was spent doing what
New Yorkers do best – going for brunch in Freemans. We also made sure to visit Grand Central Station, walk down to Times Square and of course, go shopping!US secondees blog 2016 →
New York, Week 1 – A busy week of training
So our first week in NYC is already complete! It was a busy week of training and great to refresh my auditing skills. Our jobs for next week have been assigned and I’m looking forward to getting started!
We’ve done a lot of exploring since we’ve arrived and have met some great new people! We went to the top of World Trade Centre One and the views were amazing. Such a great feeling to look down and think I live here.US secondees blog 2016 →