A career in audit at Mazars
Mazars has a great culture and leadership team which filters down through the organisation.
Mazars has a great culture and leadership team which filters down through the organisation. Regular all-staff webinars provides a good connection to the executive and brings the company together.
My audit experience at Mazars is highly valuable, varied and interesting. The size of organisation we audit means that I see and understand multiple areas of a business, and in some cases audit every financial statement area if I am the only senior on the audit. This gives me a broad understanding of a range of financial areas and allows you to build relationships with senior finance professionals at the client.
As apprentices, we get 20% of our time off work for training. This time is primarily used for studying for the ACA exams. Although studying can be hard, the time off does lower the number of audits to keep a track of at any one time and provides a good work-life balance.
Lastly, Covid-19 has changed the face of audit and Mazars have adopted a hybrid approach that focuses on the needs of the client. In practice, this means that for some clients we work mostly remote with one day on-site to meet them in person. Or for other clients where they dislike remote audit, we are starting to attend site three or four days during the audit.
There is a wide variety of audits, service lines and sectors which means that you can move around the organisation as you progress when you discover what you like, and dislike. I know many staff that have moved offices because they want to spend time in London or abroad. Mazars are very open to this and encourage it for your development.