Audit Placement – Industry & Services

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Audit Placement – Industry & ServicesAt Mazars we have a wide range of opportunities for you to gain experience in a firm that truly cares about your aspirations. Our business is an engine for rapid and consistent career progression, and we are known for giving ambitious people early responsibility and exposure. Are you a university student looking for a year in industry with a strong desire to learn and progress? Are you an effective communicator keen on adding value to your client’s day? If you are an analytical thinker and have a commitment to self-development and learning, this is a great opportunity for you     About the role At Mazars, we believe audit is essential to the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Audit has been, and remains, a profession at the heart of our business. Our auditors support the public interest and, by caring about the organisations we audit and their stakeholders, we help to build sustainable businesses for the benefit of society as a whole. If you join our Audit Service Line, you will be part of a growing team of around 1,400 people who are committed to quality, to technical excellence and to adding value to our clients daily. In the fast-moving world of business, comprehensive, and robust auditing continues to be invaluable, and our teams provide audit and assurance services which are vital to our clients’ business control and credibility. We offer a distinctive, human-centric approach that goes beyond compliance, with an integrated structure that allows us to work together as one team. We serve regional, national and international companies of all sizes and structures, and you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of client engagements in interesting sectors. Job purpose The role of an auditor is to ensure financial statements produced by audited entities are ‘true and fair’ and an accurate representation of the transactions and balances they claim to represent. In the audit service line, you can expect to be part of highly engaged teams, working together to deliver high quality audits in line with expectations and deadlines. We are now operating a hybrid working model, so as a trainee you will split your time between working from home, visiting the office, client sites when required or studying for your professional exams. We are looking for candidates with a strong desire to learn and progress, and we give increasing responsibility when an individual is ready rather than at pre-determined times. However, our broad expectation of roles and responsibilities during the three-year training contract is set out below. During your first year you will: 
  • Work with various audited entities, building a strong understanding of their business or organisation; Learn how to prepare professional audit documents in line with our audit methodology using audit software and systems; Develop a thorough understanding of financial statements; and Be able to obtain relevant information from key stakeholders whilst building effective and professional relationships.  
  • If you are offered a permanent role to return at the end of your placement, you will re-join as a second year after completing your degree. The rest of your training is outlined below.  During your second year you will: 
  • Build and develop audit skills in increasingly complex and technical areas; Be able to take ownership for sections allocated to you in an audit file; Self-review your own work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers; and Be able to coach and support less experienced and new team members. 
  • In your final year you will be expected to take on significantly more responsibility. Depending on the audited entity, this may involve taking the lead on a technical area or a team and ensuring the entire audit file is completed. This will include a combination of working to stated deadlines, managing the work of other team members, taking responsibility for the budget, and presenting in both team and audited entities meetings.   About Industry & Services  The Industry & Services team provides audit services to companies of varying sizes, from FTSE 350 companies, to companies with turnover of over £3bn, to smaller, privately-owned companies. The entities we audit range from manufacturing, transport, energy and utilities to those of a more services nature such as media, retail, professional services and technology.   Recent UK government audit reform has created huge opportunities for our Industry & Services team. We continue to win significant new business across large and listed companies of all sizes, including major international corporations. Mazars is a key challenger audit firm to the Big Four, and our rapid, recent growth and capture of a larger share of the market means that it is an incredibly exciting time to join us! About you 
  • You must be in the penultimate year of your undergraduate university course (the placement must take place either in your 2nd year of a 3 year course or 3rd year of a 4 year course)  Interpersonal skills – the ability to build client and colleague relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility; Analytical skills – the ability to think critically, research and solve problems; Excellent business writing skills; Deep curiosity of business; Proactiveness and enthusiasm; Commitment to self-development & learning; Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity, and integrity; and A willingness to travel.  
  • Job Category: Others
    Job Type: Full Time
    Job Location: London

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