An overview of the role
Throughout your training contract you will learn about internal audit, control and risk management, specifically for public sector clients. You will develop a sound technical understanding of important issues surrounding organisations in the public sector while developing your report writing skills and interpersonal skills.
Your day to day activities will include working to understand the operational and technological risks our clients face, allowing you to recommend improvements through detailed testing work, anticipate complex organisational issues and recommend preventative action to mitigate risk.
The work you conduct will be varied and may include technical fraud investigations, IT systems analysis and specific governance, risk and internal controls frameworks for a multitude of public sector clients including; Health Authorities; Local Authorities; Police Authorities; Fire Authorities; Higher Education Institutions and Housing Associations.
As your training contract progresses you will take on more senior work, be responsible for the supervision of others, have direct client contact and progress to become a senior member of the Governance, Risk and Internal Control team.
How we will support you
We will fund you to study towards the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification. When you have successfully completed this qualification, we encourage you to undertake a professional qualification such as ACCA or the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
You will receive a full study package and time off to attend college but, with Mazars your professional qualification is only part of the story. We support all our trainees with a blended approach to training and development, classroom study, 1:1 coaching and support and, as you progress, technical and skills training to enable you to progress to management and leadership positions.
You will spend time away from the office to attend classes for tuition and revision stages of each exam. The classroom taught approach means that you will have the support of your peers and valuable study time for your exams.
We also operate a number of in-house training courses which will give you technical insight to assist you to keep up with changes in legislation and case law, both in the UK and worldwide.
What we are looking for
We want driven professional individuals who excel at working with others, who have the ability to communicate at a high level and who share the same values as Mazars. Alongside this you must be able to demonstrate analytical skills, commitment, drive commercial awareness, flexibility and creativity.
We look for candidates who can demonstrate a strong academic track record.
• You’ll need at least 240 UCAS points (to have achieved in the same academic year, from your best 3 A Levels and excluding General Studies).
• We also look for Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.
If there were extenuating circumstances that affected your result(s), please tell us in your application form so we can consider whether we take them into account.
We do not have a closing date for our vacancies. However, competition is high so we would advise that you apply as early as you can.