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Trainee Accountant School Leaver (Privately-Owned Business) - September 2022

Salary:
22,705 P.A. ?
Location: Thorpe Astley
Company: Mazars UK
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Overview of the Accounting & Outsourcing service line
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 be trained 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.

An introduction to our Privately-Owned Business team:
Privately-Owned Business are a significant proportion of our client base, not just in the UK, but globally.

The Privately-Owned Business team's client base covers:
  • Any privately-owned business/group by an individual(s) family, board of directors, private equity or venture capital backed with revenue between £1m - £150m
  • Unregulated asset managers/owners privately owned with assets under management/ownership under £1bn

Job purpose
The role of an Associate Client Advisor is to ensure accurate and timely preparation of management accounts including VAT compliance for a range of UK and international clients. You will be the point of contact for your portfolio of clients, providing high quality advice on their management accounts process and work with other teams to deliver an excellent client experience.

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.

During your first two years you will:
  • Learn how to use accounting software as well as the various Apps and systems to meet the clients' bookkeeping needs and be able to prepare accurate and value-added management accounts;
  • Develop an understanding of financial statements and the nature of the clients' business;
  • Understand the Apps within our App Stack and how they should be used for your clients.
  • Co-ordinate with tax, payroll and audit hub to deliver client information as a whole; and

During your third year you will:
  • Manage your own client portfolio;
  • Self-review your own-work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers;
  • Have confident knowledge of accounting standards which you apply to a given set of accounts; and

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 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.
  • On track to achieve or obtained a minimum of 112 UCAS points. This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff. You can calculate your UCAS points here .
  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

Training
We will fund your study towards the AAT qualification. If you are successful in this, we will then go onto fund you towards your 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.
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