Consultant at EY
The Business School’s reputation and Auckland’s city atmosphere drew Laura to the University of Auckland.
Programme: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce conjoint
Subjects: Management, Accounting, French
"I was interested in Management as I believe that people are at the core of any business. Once I began my courses, my eyes opened to the possibilities and all the fascinating avenues that you can explore within Management. Accounting was essential as I believed that understanding budgeting and management accounting was necessary for any kind of management position.
I work in the Reward Team at EY, which focuses on remuneration. Things are never boring. There is a huge variety of different projects, so there is always a new challenge to face and something to be learnt.
"I use the knowledge and skills I gained from both of my majors in my job. Accounting has helped me when dealing with numbers, data and spreadsheets. The theories I learnt in Management help form a foundation of understanding around remuneration, as well as how things like organisational structure and key values impact people’s remuneration in different organisations.
"Beyond my majors, the skills I learnt at University have come in handy. Each project with a client is not unlike an assignment: we have to figure out the core of the problem, do the research, come up with recommendations and then write it up all before the deadline.”