Overview of the Audit service line
In Audit, you will join a growing team of over 1000 relationship driven, curious, problem solvers who add value to their clients daily.
Our teams provide audit and assurance services which are vital to our clients' business control and credibility. Our expertise ranges from servicing private, entrepreneurial companies through to UK and internationally listed companies and groups, financial services, public sector bodies and some of the largest global organizations in the world.
By joining a unique integrated structure, you will benefit from working in collaborative teams and be given responsibility for delivering robust and independent audit and assurance services in a supportive environment.
Quality is at the centre of Mazars in terms of both our people and the service we provide our clients. We offer a distinctive, human-centric approach that goes beyond compliance, with an integrated structure that allows us to work seamlessly as one team.
We hold the fundamental belief that audit forms the foundations of a fair and prosperous world, we care about our industry and have long pressed for a debate on competition in the audit market.
We believe that businesses and societies around the world deserve the benefits that increased resilience in the audit market can bring and are committed to playing an active role in shaping its future.
An introduction to our Industry & Services team
The Industry & Services team provides audit services to companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 350, Small Cap, and Fledgling), AIM, and large companies / groups with turnover of more than £150m.
The team also work closely with overseas teams to audit UK based subsidiaries of major global groups including a number in the CAC 40.
To enable specialisms within the more senior members of the Industry & Services team, we divide our clients between Industry and Services , the sectors that make up these groups are :
Broadly any company providing a product to its clients which includes the following :
Broadly any company providing a service to its clients which includes the following :
The role of an auditor is to ensure financial statements produced by clients are true and fair' and an accurate representation of the transactions and balances they claim to represent.
In the industry & services team, you can expect to be part of highly engaged teams, working together to deliver high quality audits in line with client expectations and deadlines.
We are moving to a new 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 :
During your second year you will :
In your final year you will be expected to take on significantly more responsibility. Depending on the client, 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 junior members, taking responsibility for the budget, and presenting in both team and client meetings.
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.
We will fund your study towards the ACA 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 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.