Sam Calver - Senior Accountant
Having gained a first class honours degree in Business Management at the University of East Anglia, Sam initially joined Ensors in the Corporate Finance team. Following a move to the firm’s Corporate Services department, he completed his studies to become a Chartered Accountant and in September 2016 Sam progressed to a Senior Accountant assisting in providing a range of accountancy and auditing services for clients.
As an enthusiastic member of the team, Sam has an eye for detail and thrives on the varied work he experiences within the team. With no two days the same, Sam has quickly become an integral and valued member of the Corporate Services team.
Q: Why did you choose to go into accountancy?
A: I always knew that I wanted a challenging career that could provide opportunities for personal development, real responsibility and a variety of work. Accountancy seemed to tick all of those boxes and it certainly hasn’t disappointed!
Q: Why did you choose Ensors?
A: I chose Ensors because there’s the right balance of everything that I wanted; it’s a sizeable firm with a great regional reputation but at the same time it hasn’t lost the feel of working as part of a close-knit team.
Q: What do you really enjoy about your job?
A: Definitely the fact that the training and study support that I’ve received has equipped me to handle a large variety of work. It might sound a bit cliché but no two days are the same. One day I could be auditing a large corporate entity, the next I might be providing advice to a small local charity.
Q: If you had to do something different and money and skill was no object, what would you do?
A: My dream job has always been to be a sports analyst for the NBA. It’s a bit sad but I get really into all the different stats for players and teams. Plus, the idea of watching basketball as a job sounds pretty good to me!
Q: If you could invite any 3 people to dinner who would they be and why?
A: My first guest would have to be Michael Jordan. I’m a huge basketball fan and I’ve played since I was a kid. He’s without a doubt the greatest player of all time and someone that I would love to meet.
I’d also invite Jack Whitehall, he’s by far my favourite comedian at the moment and would no doubt bring some comedy to the table.
Plus, I think someone like Jamie Oliver would make a pretty good addition. Although, he’d only be invited on the condition that he was cooking the food!
Q: What was your first day at work like?
A: Honestly, on the journey to the office on my first day I was terrified! But within literally ten minutes of walking through the door I was made to feel really welcome.
Q: What’s your favourite TV programme?
A: I’m a bit of a binge watcher of programmes on Netflix at the moment. Recently, I’ve been really into series’ like Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Narcos. Anything with a gripping story line and I’m hooked!