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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

McGladrey Secondment Program Participant's 10 Reasons to Work Abroad

McGladrey's secondees are still taking in every moment while working abroad in Perth, Australia and learning more than ever! Holly Klotz has been working in Australia at McGladrey's international affiliate, RSM Bird Cameron, for two months now. Below are her top ten reasons you should look into McGladrey's Secondment Program.

1.     You will learn a new approach to auditing which challenges you to think about the approach you use in your home office giving you a more in-depth understanding of the audit process. 

2.     You get to experience new industries which are not available or as common in your home office.  This is not only interesting, but also is beneficial in developing new on the job problem solving skills.

3.     You will be exposed to different requirements and procedures associated with auditing a publicly held company in a different market which can be beneficial to serving U.S. clients looking for funding sources outside of the United States.

4.     You will work with a new client base with unique issues allowing you to interpret foreign financial statements with a more thorough understanding of both the language and content.

5.     You will have a new skill set to bring back to your home office and serve as a resource to those seeking information on auditing and accounting in a foreign country.

6.     You will encounter cultural norms and customs unique to the country both professionally and casually allowing for enhanced communication with global contacts.

7.     You will meet other Secondees from across the world and learn about their audit approach and working style in addition to those of the country in which you are working.

8.     You will build international contacts and resources which will be beneficial to serving clients with global exposure or those seeking global opportunities.

9.     You will have an international travel opportunity over an extended period of time allowing for a deeper understanding of another culture.

10.  You will be challenged to go out of your comfort zone both at work and in day to day activities that will enhance your ability to think on your feet.

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