Mazars
graduate scheme

Trainee Accountant Graduate - Immediate Start

Job description

Overview of the Serivice Line

Our Accounting and Outsourcing team works to support our clients to better run their finance functions, understand their financial position and performance, and to ensure they are compliant with changing accounting and tax legislation. With the relentless pace of technology change you will need to be able to advise clients in areas such as process and digitalisation, business performance and financial reporting, while building enduring relationships that positions Mazars as a trusted adviser. Our successful team of more than 250 professionals is growing across all areas including cloud accounting, payroll, financial reporting and company secretarial.

Job Purpose
The role of an accountant is to ensure accurate and timely preparation of statutory financial statements and tax compliance for a range of UK and international clients. You will be the point of contact for your portfolio of clients, providing high quality advice on their year-end compliance process and work with other teams to deliver an excellent client experience.
During your first two years you will:
  • Learn how to use accounting software and systems in order to prepare financial statements for clients’ year end requirements;
  • Develop an understanding of financial statements and the nature of the clients’ business;
  • Co-ordinate with tax, payroll and audit hub to deliver client information as a whole; and
  • IXBRL tagging.
During your third year you will:
  • Manage your own client portfolio;
  • Self-review your own-work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers;
  • Have confident knowledge of accounting standards which you apply to a given set of year end financials; and
  • Carry out the tax computation for simpler clients.
In your final year you will be expected to be able to take responsibility for the junior members of your team. You will train them and review their work.

What we are looking for

  • Interpersonal skills; the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.
  • Analytical skills; the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.
  • Attention to detail and strong time-management skills.
  • Commitment to self-development & learning.
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity and integrity.
Strong academic performance is important so we know that you’re ready to take your professional exams. However, we understand things don’t always go to plan – so if you don’t meet our minimum requirements, please let us know if you have any exceptional achievements or extenuating circumstances which affected your results. We also consider your achievements in the context of your socio-economic background, so encourage you to submit your contextual information.

  • 2.2 Degree Classification
  • 96 UCAS points or above
  • B in English Language & Maths

Qualifications

We will fund for you to study towards the ACCA qualification.
You will receive a full study package to ensure that you successfully complete your professional qualification. This includes time off to study, attend college and complete online courses. Your professional qualification is only part of the story at Mazars; we support all of our trainees with a blended approach to training and development including classroom study, 1:1 coaching, and soft skills training.
You will be supported by a mentor and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.

Culture and reward
Diveristy and inclusion at Mazars
Mazars is committed to a 360 degree diversity approach, from building diverse leadership teams which reflect our clients and society, to creating an open, inclusive, culture where individual voices are heard. Our client-facing people can be required to travel regularly or may be based at client sites - our approach to agile working (see benefits) can help achieve a lifestyle balance without compromising on client service. We welcome applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. Visit our D&I page to see the ways we are driving diversity.

Bespoke benefits that work for you
We recognise that benefits are important to you and our aim at Mazars is to give you as much choice as possible and to allow you to benefit from our buying power. We offer core benefits to all employees – 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and income protection insurance. Beyond that we want you to be able to choose benefits that you want, rather than have all benefits chosen for you.
As a Mazars employee you also have access to a range of voluntary benefits including a shopping-discount platform, discounted phone contracts, gym memberships and interest free season ticket loans.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Location
Surrey
 · Sutton
Salary
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Permanent

Full-time

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 March 2020

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Closing date:  31 March 2020

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