Alexandre PAULIN

1. Does the internship relate to your coursework?

This internship covers many things. A part of it is linked to my course¸ but not the whole thing¸ which makes it more interesting. A degree in finance is not only about figures. Cultural elements and information are really important. Here I touched many subject¸ so I would say it is an enjoyable plus for me.


2. Did your internship meet your expectations? 

I joined PKF Malta in order to gain experience on what I’m studying at University¸ and therefore gain some hands on experience on the subjects that I am studying so these will not just be theoretical¸ which working at PKF Malta is really helping me to gain more experience on the battlefield.


4. How has the internship at PKF affected your career plan? 

To be honest it is mainly the concept of international experience (the fact that I worked abroad)¸ and the fact that PKF was a worldwide company that affected the most my beginning career. I remember the interview I made for COOP GROUP in Paris¸ at the beginning of 2014. My interviewer was very impressed to see that I was having an experience abroad “that” young.
A company such as PKF¸ which works on many subjects¸ communicates a wide vision on a resume. So yes¸ it affected my career plan¸ positively.


5. What’s your opinion about the working environment at PKF? 

PKF is a really nice place to work at. Coffee does not miss and people are really nice. The place being small will help in getting to know others more¸ which will help even further the friendly atmosphere and thus it is easier to work comfortably.


6. Why would you recommend this placement to other students?

I would recommend this placement for people who want to benefit an experience abroad or that would like to work on different topics through a single experience. It corresponds to a very enjoyable first work experience.


7. What’s your overall view about internship at PKF Malta?

Working with PKF Malta is helping me a lot in gaining more knowledge regarding worldwide business. It has helped me to improve my understanding and knowledge of English. In addition it permitted me to work on fiscal topics¸ which I really enjoy¸ such as captives¸ fiscal optimization and financial analysis.


8Would you provide any suggestions/tips for future interns?

Come with ideas¸ and stay tuned on critical thinking¸ because this company appreciates initiatives and new materials. An opportunity with PKF Malta will definitely help in broadening the knowledge regarding one’s studies¸ and will help the person to understand more the concept of accountancy as one would be experiencing the working environment of this profession.