For example, Ken Yam had barely started working with Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua when he got involved in auditing a coal-mining company in China's Shandong province.
"I had no experience in the natural resources industry prior to this, so this was a valuable opportunity. Not only did I gain valuable audit experience, but I also learned a great deal about the industry in general and the specifics of the mining world through the work and the coaching experience of my project managers," he says.
Only six months into his employment, Yam has become an "Accountant I" in auditing and is preparing to become a qualified accountant.
He says the company backs him