Experienced hire profile

Farkhat Apushev

At Grant Thornton: Senior consultant in outsourcing and advisory

Outside the office: swimming, ice skating, music and astronomy

Share a fun personal fact with us

On my first year of university, I was going to quit KIMEP and enter piloting school in Europe. I was dreaming of becoming a pilot. At some point in my academic career I understood that the accounting logic is matching my own. Simultaneously, I started thinking what would I prefer to do for the rest of my life, and I came to the decision that I do not want to fly aircrafts my entire life but I would work at a job that matches my personal logic. That is how I understood accounting is my profession.  

How would you describe the culture and people at Grant Thornton? 

Grant Thornton has a strong corporate culture, yet flexible and open for innovations. Same could be said about its employees. GT is employing young, energetic and open-minded people thirst for knowledge, nevertheless experienced professionals.

What lessons have you learned during your time with the company?

I had come to consulting from the industry, where the knowledge and experience you gain are focused on the certain direction which is matching the industry itself. GT gave me opportunity to open myself to the variety of industries due to virtue of its scope. I definitely could say that I gained the sufficient experience, notwithstanding that I am continuing my journey to the perfection in the profession. In this mission GT is my solid partner. 

How does Grant Thornton help you achieve your career goals?

GT ready to invest in its employees. Which is great help to achieve career goals.

What’s the best piece of advice you've received while working with Grant Thornton?

Always put yourself in the shoes of client, for better understanding.

What makes Grant Thornton a great place to work? 

GT has everything in place: Culture, people and opportunities.

What advice would you give a prospective candidate looking to join Grant Thornton?

I would like to advise to the prospective candidates to understand that accounting is not just a profession, it is a lifestyle. If you accept this fact, then you are in the right direction.

On the regularly basis question all knowledge that you have, because some of them could become obsolete.