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Deadline

30 Jun 2017

  • Job Type: School Leaver Scheme
  • Profession: Chartered Accountancy
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Birmingham
  • UCAS Points Required: 280
  • Salary: Competitive

As a Trainee Accountant you will be supporting the Accounting and Outsourcing Services Team on the delivery of statutory accounts, management accounts and VAT return preparation to a wide range of clients.

Your role will be to support management in the preparation of financial statements, maintaining accounting records and preparing management accounts / VAT returns for clients within set time scales whilst study towards your professional qualification.

Accounting and Outsourcing is a small but growing team within Mazars and provides national coverage. As a part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work with the many other departments within Mazars, e.g. Audit and Tax, and across a number of offices.

Job Role

As a Trainee Accountant your typical daily duties will include:

  • Assist with the preparation of year end statutory financial statements for incorporated entities and year end accounts for unincorporated entities
  • Assist in the iXBRL (Business Reporting Language) tagging of year end statutory financial statements
  • Maintaining accounting records
  • Assist with preparing management accounts for clients
  • Assist with preparation of HMRC VAT returns
  • Utilise accounting software e.g. Sage Line 50 and Caseware
  • Communicate with the team on any issues or findings
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience
  • Ensure timesheets are completed on a weekly basis
  • Have an awareness of the various services provided by Mazars
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with both clients and the wider Mazars team
  • Attend client social activities
  • Attend all training courses as required

Person Specification & Academic Requirements

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills
  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks and adopts a pro-active approach
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Produces accurate and timely work
  • Participates in meetings, providing information and ideas with clarity and persuasiveness
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Respects differences in people and values diversity of ideas
  • Applies active listening skills – asks questions when necessary but makes basic assumptions when appropriate
  • Actively seeks to enhance own expertise and knowledge
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment to self-development
  • Professional approach to work and clients i.e. professional appearance, respect for individuals, and ethical conduct

Academic Requirements 

  • Should be studying towards A Levels, Scottish Highers, AAT or equivalent.

If there were extenuating/exceptional circumstances that affected your result(s), please tell us in your application form so we can consider whether we take them into account.

Training Contract & Study Support

School Leavers: We will fund for you to study towards the AAT qualification followed by the ACCA qualification.

You will receive a full study package and time off to study and attend college. Your professional qualification is only part of the story; we support all of our trainees with a blended approach to training and development including classroom study, 1:1 coaching, and skills training to enable you to progress to management and leadership positions.

We also operate a number of in-house training courses which will give you the technical insight to keep up with changes in legislation and case law, both in the UK and worldwide.

You will be given a mentor and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.

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