Meet James, a Consulting Graduate in our Finance & Performance team. Working in Canberra has James’ work focussed on client work in the public sector, working directly with public service organisations and government.
James completed a BA Commerce (Finance) & BA Science (Psychology) at ANU.
So James, tell us what you're currently working on?
The work in my role depends on the engagement and the client’s needs, so I am adaptable in what I contribute.
In my current engagement, I'm building a cost model for a financial feasibility study of a government organisation. This means understanding all the costs and revenue streams within the organisation to analyse and provide recommendations on how the client can effectively improve their current situation.
What's something that's surprised you with the work and your role?
I was most surprised about the diverse range of work that Deloitte has on offer. Coming into my first day at Deloitte, I mainly assumed that the type of work on offer would be like a traditional accounting firm and that I would mainly be centred around accounting and auditing.
In my first year, I have been able to be a part of at least four different projects which all required a different role and perspective for me to contribute. I was extremely surprised at how my role within each of the projects changed and challenged my thinking on how to best support the unique needs of our client. From cyber security through to technology implementation, the wide range of work across multiple industries has provided me with a greater understanding of how to go about solving complex problems within different organisations, allowing me to enhance my skillset for the future.
Last question, what are you looking forward to in your career here at Deloitte?
I'm most looking forward to undertaking further study throughout my professional career, in particular, completing a CA and master’s degree.
During my undergraduate degree, I wanted to continue with my studies post university life, whilst also being able to work full-time. Deloitte offers the ability to be flexible with your work schedule whilst also sponsoring your CA program to become qualified. I also want to finish off my postgraduate studies by undertaking a master’s degree in finance. I am looking forward to learning and developing along my Deloitte journey in the hopes of becoming a significant leader within the firm.