Laura joined the PwC Lithuania team over 3 years ago. During this time, she completed several important projects, climbed the career ladder, and became the winner of PwC Lithuania's "Breakthrough of the Year 2023" awards.
Read about what motivates her to achieve the best results and more.
How did you join PwC Lithuania?
I joined PwC after working at another audit firm. I started here as a senior audit consultant and after around a year and a half I became a project manager. I’ve never regretted my decision to join PwC - I like the team dynamics, the continuous opportunity to learn, the clarity of my responsibilities, and working with technology.
You recently won the “Breakthrough of the Year 2023” award. What led to this accomplishment?
'm very grateful for this award! I think it was the inspiring challenges and great teamwork that helped me achieve this recognition. I had a number of non-standard projects over the summer. Some of them were not directly related to my main responsibilities, but I joined them because I wanted to test myself in the field of ESG. I’ve been interested in this field for a while now.
How did you get interested in the field of ESG?
I was already interested in corporate sustainability as an undergraduate student, and even wrote my bachelor thesis on the topic. Interestingly, at that time, there was no tangible sustainability practice in Lithuania. And last year, when I wrote my master's thesis on sustainability, I was already working at PwC - a company that was one of the first to develop this practice. The relevance of this topic increased due to the approved EU Directive on the provision of information on sustainability by companies - it's great to have the opportunity to help companies solve the challenges arising from this change and to grow sustainability practices in Lithuania.
What motivates you to do your best at work?
I love my job. Working in audit is really dynamic and the field itself is constantly changing. I am also motivated by the fact that at PwC I can contribute to projects that are not directly related to my day-to-day responsibilities, but are simply interesting to me.
You are climbing the career ladder at a fast pace. What would you say to people starting out in audit?
As a consultant, you will have a very good understanding of the technical nuances of the job. PwC is a great place to develop because the company quickly identifies people who "outgrow" their role and are ready to take on new challenges. Sometimes this happens when you don't feel ready - that's what helps you to grow quickly and with purpose.
As a senior consultant, you'll already be training junior colleagues. When you become a project manager, you'll not only be able to see the big picture of a project, but also mediate between your team members and clients. You'll have the unique opportunity to interact with interesting people, learn about the business and develop your soft skills.
Some people find this journey frightening, others inspiring, but I can assure you that PwC always makes sure it’s as comfortable as possible.
Do you still find time for leisure?
There is definitely time for my favorite activities outside work. My biggest hobby is tennis, so it’s great that I get to meet a lot of coworkers in the tennis community. Together, we represent PwC in various tournaments and I look forward to seeing the PwC tennis team grow even further.