A day in the life of Alex Westerman

I am a Manager in the Corporate Services department and I have been with Ellacotts since September 2011. My typical day can vary significantly depending on current projects, audits schedules and the time of year.

I am rarely based in the office all week, which is one of the great things about working in the Corporate Services department as you are constantly being challenged with a variety of work in and out of the office and interacting with professional contacts and clients on a day-to-day basis.

To give you an idea, some of my variety of tasks include:

  • One of the main elements of my role is working with our wide range of clients in a number of ways. I often visit clients to offer assistance with the preparation of management accounts, budget forecasts or an assurance engagement. I also visit clients’ onsite alongside other members of the audit team to carry out audits and deal with daily technical queries from clients. It is important to me that I build strong relationships with our clients, whilst also understanding their business so I can offer them an excellent client care experience and relevant advice and solutions that will add value and enable their business to develop
  • I also work on specific projects such as a Research and Development claim or a share valuation
  • Carrying out outsourcing activities by running a finance department for a small business.
  • Supervising colleagues within the team with any technical queries they may have
  • Assisting other departments with specific technical queries on accounting disclosure or accounting treatment

Towards the end of the day after working hours, I am a keen fitness enthusiast, which I find is a great way of unwinding after a challenging day! I am also hoping to volunteer some of my spare time and expertise as a school governor in the near future.

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