You in Two: Meet Mohamed Hersi

Published by Susan Chadwick on 31 May 2024

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Our people make our firm. Meet the faces behind Kreston Reeves in our video series ‘You in Two’! In just two minutes, you can get to know a bit more about the people delivering the wide range of accounting, business and wealth services we provide.

In episode five, we speak (and laugh!) with Corporate Tax Assistant Manager Mohamed Hersi, who has been at Kreston Reeves for five years and is now studying to become a Chartered Accountant. He touches on his progression within the firm, and how he has balanced studying and working at the same time. He offers some great advice to prospective students, particularly on their shoe choice when going out!

You can watch or read Mohamed’s episode below! 

Q: Introduce yourself!

A: Hello, I’m Mohamed Hersi, Corporate Tax Assistant Manager, based in the London office.

Q: What skills do you need when studying to be an accountant?

A: Patience. Dedication. I guess, a passion to learn.

Q: What has surprised you about the accounting industry?

A: It’s not as boring as it seems. People assume that, I guess, accounts and tax advisors are people in suits and they’re quite boring, but then it’s not really like that when you’re in practise. It’s quite fast-paced. Things are always changing. 

Q: What’s the first thing you do after finishing work? 

A: I’ll say play my PlayStation…I can’t say that!

Q: What advice would you give to prospective students?

A: When you first come in, it can be quite daunting and nervous about being in a new place, new team, new colleagues, but I guess, ask questions, try and find out as much as you can. Once you have a routine, then I guess you know what you’re studying, when you’re studying, how you’re studying.

Click here to view our current job vacancies and student opportunities. 

Q: What do you get up to on an average day in corporate tax?

A: No two days are the same. I may be assisting, I guess, student members in my team with any work they have, maybe reviewing their work, calling HMRC, filing a tax return, or maybe reviewing a piece of advisory work I’ve done.

Let’s make it personal! 

Q: If you could choose, what superpower would you have?

A: The power would be wherever I touch, I could have the powers of. For example, if I touched a diamond, my fist would be like a diamond. I’d have a gold necklace, touch the gold necklace, now I’m gold; bullets can’t hurt me and I’m super strong.

In London, it’s a whole debate. If I touch a table, I become a table!

Q: What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done?

A: Skydiving.

Q: What social media app do you use the most?

A: TikTok. Once you start looking at videos, you just go down a rabbit hole and you can spend hours on it.

Q: What is the most valuable item you own?

A: Well…you have like different valuables. I have white Air Force’s that are in a box untouched. I’ve had them for four years, worn them four times – pristine white. White Air Force’s in a club, blasphemy!

You can learn more about what a career with Kreston Reeves could look like by visiting our careers area, where you can also discover our available job opportunities and explore a full list of current vacancies.

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