HOW TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THE TRAINING SESSION
I completed my first placement at / in ...
to complete / to achieve / to spend a training period / a placement / an internship (US)
to work as a trainee
a probation period / to be on probation
During my second training session, I noticed that ... / I became aware that ...
I got acquainted with my placement officer who ...
to be in charge of ... / the person in charge of ...
I joined / integrated a team
I met the various staff members / the personnel ...
I faced various problems such as ...
I tried to solve ... and I wrote a report about ...
I performed various tasks such as
Higher studies in accountancy and management
(analytical) accountancy [U] / book keeping [U] / financial management
to check the books / legder / account(s) book
to file documents in a binder / a filing cabinet / document filing
the accountancy office / the accounts department / result account
an accountant / a chartered accountant / the Chief Accountant
an invoice / to invoice / invoicing / (outstanding) balance
purchasing logbook / sales logbook / accounting result / accounting situation
balance sheet before/after spreading/sharing out
DATA PROCESSING (DP) / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
the data-processing theme / topic
the DP department / the DP Manager
a computer / to compute / computing
I had a computer at my disposal
to computerize a company / a department
to process data / documents / statistics / invoices / the wages / the pay-slips / bills
invoice processing / invoicing / wage processing / accounting software
to key in / to punch in / to enter data / figures
to capture data / data capture
word processing [U] / a word processor [C) / a data base / a spreadsheet
to update a data-base
a network / a modem / a screen / a monitor / a keyboard / a printer
a chart / a graph / a diagram / a line chart / a bar chart / a pie chart
a company / a corporation / a firm / an enterprise / a venture
the Managing Director / the Board / the Chairman of the Board / the C.O.B.
a department / an office / an office clerk
to be located / nationwide / worldwide / international
to employ / an employer / an employee
a client / a customer /a patron / to patronize
the turnover / the assets and liabilities / profits / the balance sheet
a subsidiary / a branch / the parent company
equalization book(s) / accounts
stock control book(s) / accounts
Insurance / banking / commerce / the Stock Exchange / legal matters / taxes
an insurance broker / a policy / a premium / to renew / to terminate
travel agencychartered accountant
a bank account / a bank statement / a cheque (UK) / a check (US)
savings bank / a withdrawal / an overdraft / a guarantee / a loan / information slip
credit balance / debit balance / the accounting system
law / civil law / commercial law / international law
fraud / bankruptcy / to go bankrupt / fees / mortgage
tax(es) / tax inspector / tax authorities / tax form / to declare
exciting ( <> boring) / fulfilling / fruitful / rewarding / enriching experience
To conclude, this training session permitted me to understand how a company works
to improve my theoretical knowledge in ...
to sharpen/ to develop my skills in ...
and to overcome (my shyness, my shortcomings ...
Although I learned a lot, I also noticed / realised I still have to improve ...
A BOOK OF REFERENCE
Les mots clés de la Comptabilité et de la Gestion, Lexipro Anglais, Bréal
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