Trainee Accountant School Leaver – Immediate Start

  • Mazars
  • Manchester, UK
  • 14 Feb, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship Business & Admin

Job Description

Overview of the Service Line & team 
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.

This is to be part of a dynamic and evolving specialist healthcare accounts team that provides an outstanding quality of service to clients. The role includes year end accounting work for sole traders and partnerships together with Partnership and Personal tax work.

The Healthcare team offers great opportunities to liaise directly with clients, and to be part of a rapidly expanding team.

Job Purpose
The role of an accountant is to ensure accurate and timely preparation of clients’ financial data and provision of advice. You will be the point of contact for your portfolio of clients, providing high-quality advice on a quarterly basis and work with other teams to deliver an excellent client experience.

During your first year you will:

  •  Learn how to use accounting software and systems in order to maintain clients’ financial data.;
  • Develop an understanding of financial statements and the nature of the clients’ business;
  • Assist with preparation of partnership and personal tax computations and returns;
  • Assist with preparation of year-end accounts including both partnership and sole trader accounts; and
  • Co-ordinate with financial statements, tax, payroll and audit hubs to deliver client information as a whole.

During your second year you will:

  • Manage your own client portfolio; 
  • Self-review your own-work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers; and
  • Have confident technical accounting knowledge which you can apply to more complex 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.  

The Person 

  • 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 examsHowever, 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.

  • Studied A-Levels, Highers, AAT or equivalent
  •  B in Maths or English Language GCSE

QUALIFICATION

We will fund for you to study towards the AAT 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 & REWARD

DIVERSITY 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  https://www.mazarscareers.co.uk/about-mazars/diversity-inclusion .

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 – 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.

About Mazars

Being part of the Mazars team means being part of something big. With 89 countries across six continents the opportunities to build and develop your career are infinite.   Whether that’s gaining exposure to different types of clients, learning new skills or exploring international opportunities. We open doors that make your years at Mazars, years that count.

In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees serving clients from 17 offices and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. Operating in 89 countries and territories, as of 1st January 2019, the firm draws on the expertise of 23,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage in their development.