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Pictured from front to back are our 2021 graduates and interns: Brittany Reid, Harry Macgregor, Ewan Milnes and Theo Russell. In this article they share why they chose Nexia, and what they’ve gained from their time with us so far.
Brittany is currently studying Finance and Accounting at the University of Otago, and will be returning soon to complete her final year. She is from Christchurch although she’s also lived in Houston, Texas.
What have you enjoyed about your time at Nexia? “It’s been great to work with such a welcoming and genuine team. Nexia has an awesome social club which has given me the opportunity to get to know colleagues outside of the usual work environment. The Nexia Games (a series of friendly sporting challenges) and the Christmas party have been the highlights for me.”
What attracted you to Nexia? “What first stood out was the professionalism of the employment process. I’ve also been impressed by the management team’s continuous drive to streamline operations, allowing more time for high value work.”
Harry was born and raised in Christchurch where he studied Accounting at Canterbury University. He is a huge Southland Stags and Highlanders fan, and he also coaches hockey.
What attracted you to Nexia? “I came on a tour of Nexia’s offices with the University of Canterbury Accounting Society, and thought it looked like a really cool place to work. Nexia has a great culture and that was apparent from the start of the recruitment process. Everyone is very approachable and there is a good work/life balance.”
Originally from Northern England, Ewan moved to New Zealand when he was 11. Soon he will start his final year at Canterbury University where he’s studying Accounting and Tax. Ewan is a keen rugby player, and has traveled to Wales, Japan and Argentina on rugby tours.
How have you found Nexia’s work culture? “The people at Nexia are awesome and make the whole work environment enjoyable. I’ve genuinely looked forward to coming to work each day! Everyone from the partners to the graduates have made me feel very welcome, and they are always ready to lend a hand.”
Theo also originates from England but moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006. He studied Accounting at the University of Canterbury. He initially wanted to become a pilot but after growing to 6’5, Theo decided a career in accounting might better suit him!
What have you gained from your time at Nexia? “It’s been brilliant gaining some practical experience in the field that I studied. I’ve been lucky to be involved in a number of projects where I’ve had a lot of contact with staff at all levels, including the partners.”
What have you enjoyed about your time at Nexia? “The people! I’ve had the chance to meet colleagues through all kinds of activities, including being part of the best social basketball team in Christchurch.”
A big benefit of being a graduate at Nexia New Zealand is the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of client work, whilst receiving lots of support from all of our staff. We’ll soon start recruiting for 2022 graduates. If you like the sound of working for Nexia New Zealand, keep an eye on our vacancies.