Emily Cheyne CA
Emily Cheyne CA wanted an all-round business qualification and now enjoys a career that allows her to meet people and learn new things.
I’m an Associate in the Transactions Services Department at KPMG in Aberdeen.
What route did you follow to gain your qualification?
I followed the graduate route and applied in my fourth year at the University of Aberdeen, securing a training contract and job with Anderson, Anderson & Brown in Aberdeen after I graduated.
Why did you become a CA?
I became a CA because it’s an all-round business qualification. It opens up so many opportunities, really makes you stand out from the crowd, and along the way you meet so many great people.
Any advice for potential trainees?
If you’re considering it, you should 100% go for it. It’s probably one of the best things that I’ve done. It’s a lot, a lot of hard work but you’ll never regret all the effort that you’ve put in and you feel immensely proud when you have achieved it.
What's the most interesting project you've been involved in?
Since I work on deals working within transaction services at KPMG, I’ve worked on quite a large independent schools project which I found very interesting. It was international, so I got to speak to CEOs and learn about education systems all round the world.
What makes you proud to be a CA?
I am part of a professional body that everyone looks up to. People know if you’re a CA you will get the job done and that you’re trusted.
What do you do to look after your physical and mental wellbeing?
Working in practice you can work really long hours, so I think it is really important to take care of yourself. I really like to exercise, but mainly cycling, running and I like to also try and fit in yoga several times a week.