Corporate assistant at Mazars LLP

Start Date:
2017
Location:
london Central London & City
Programme Type:
Other
Salary:
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

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Review Score

6.7/10

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

7/10

Auditing insurance companies. Looking at their financial transactions and checking nothing is misstated, and that everything looks as one would expect for a company in their line of work.

Lot's of agreeing client information to third party information.

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

7/10

Become very good at excel.

Learnt how to macro in excel.

Learnt accounting skills / knowledge.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

It's good. Some client work during the year can be very repetitive. When things are more technical, it's more interesting. Doing the same tasks over and over is less engaging, but it must be done.

Generally a pretty good eye opening set of learning experiences.

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4. How valued do you feel by Mazars LLP?

7/10

Quite well valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

Pretty rigid / structured over each year.

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

4/10

Quite low. Limited college time, online classes are far worse than in-classroom lessons, emailing tutors is quite inefficient and unhelpful. The education software they provide is ~20 years out of date and still has spelling mistakes, syntax errors, and general errors that make some practice exams impossible to answer correctly.

There is a decent overlap with the ICAEW question knowledge though, as one would expect, so it does have some value, but it's way less useful than ICAEW resources.

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

8/10

Pretty much everything one would expect from the employer. Some grey area over the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship I'm on which I feel is a bit unresolved but I don't particularly blame my firm for doing what their doing.

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

4/10

Pretty badly. There's very limited disposable income on the starting salary. Living in London is expensive and £21k doesn't leave much room for saving / doing nice things.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

Yeah, pretty good on this front. But work load is such that I often feel I can't get involved in some stuff, and you can't do all the socials due to cost + lack of time. There's stuff to do if you want to do it though.

9. Would you recommend Mazars LLP to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Good foot in the door / stepping stone onto something else. Probably treats people better than other similar firms, even though it can be tough at times.

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

Everyone here is warm, friendly, kind and helpful. If you are similar to that, and are a good listener and don't try to dominate a team exercise, you should get an offer to join.

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