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My name is Mohit and I am an ACA trainee at Lewis Golden LLP. I joined HAT after graduating with a Chemical Engineering degree from UCL with no prior knowledge of accountancy. I applied to HAT as I always wanted to work for a small-medium sized firm, one which provides you with a corporate feel but also allows you to work with clients on a more personal level.

I spent my entire first month on training and courses which I thought was a great learning experience. Here, I got to grasp the basics very early on but also had the time to get to know my HAT intake. Everyone was extremely approachable and the courses themselves really prepare you well for your time in the office!

At Lewis Golden, I have really enjoyed being given responsibility early on. Every job I am put on has something new to learn and the work itself is extremely rewarding. I have also had the opportunity to go on secondment to one of our clients. This experience has proved invaluable as it has given me the opportunity to not only experience working in practice but also in industry.

The best thing about working for a HAT firm is that they support you throughout your training contract. The practical courses they send you on really compliment your client work and are tailored to your level depending on which stage you are at in your training contract.

Balancing work and exams together is by far the most challenging aspect of the job. However, I would say that the end goal is definitely well worth it and I look forward to what the future may hold!