Trainee Chartered Accountant at Mazars LLP

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£16,500 annually
Review Date:
29th June 2015

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Review Score

7.8/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

8/10

I am a trainee chartered accountant and it means that I get involved in audits by completing various audit sections within an audit pack. To date I have completed income and expenditure testing through transaction testing, wages and salaries through substantive analytical reviews, chase bank letters, request debtors and creditors circulations and have even helped out on planning audits.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

I have learnt that communication skills are vital in an audit both to keep your seniors informed of your progress and when requesting items from the client. This is a skill that I have developed to fit in with the work place.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

The programme is very good and provides you with a good base in accounting. The tutors are very approachable and the course notes are very clear and good for revision.

4. How valued do you feel by Mazars LLP?

8/10

Quiet valued as they are putting time and effort into training me. It is sometimes difficult to juggle audits and study days/exam days as they are only one day and are in the middle of the week but mazars has been very understanding and worked with me to get around this.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

The programme was very structured. I especially liked the monthly catch up meetings with my mentor at BPP because it was a good time to reflect on what I had achieved and talk to someone outside of my work.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

I was given a lot of support and even now that I have finished the program I can turn to my training provider for further guidance and exam feedback.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

I receive a lot of support from my employer by being understanding of my situation do allowing me days off for revision, college days and exam days even if it impacts on the audit slightly.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

6/10

As I had to relocate to a new city, I thought my salary was a little low as living costs were very high to begin with. However, I have adapted and my salary is reasonable. It is also fair to say that Mazars pays for all my tuition so when considering this, I believe the salary does meet my costs fairly well.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Yes, there are lots of charity events which you can get involved in and raise money for. We also have a mazars monthly and dress down day where there are drinks and nibbles and a time to socialise with your colleges.

9a. Would you recommend Mazars LLP to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It's a very friendly place to work and everyone gets on well.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mazars LLP? *

Be confident and be yourself. Mazars is a very people orientated workplace and it is your personality which people will remember. Mazars also understands the limitations of school leavers knowledge about accounting so they will consider this when you're applying.

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