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Risk Assurance Graduate Trainee (ACCA) - September 2018 - London

Posted 1 February by Mazars Ended

Risk Assurance Graduate Trainee - ACCA - London

Start Date: September 2018

Job Role

As a Risk Assurance Trainee you will be supporting the Governance Risk and Internal Controls (GRIC) team on working with a broad range of clients covering both public and private sectors.

By providing an unbiased and objective view to the highest level i.e. Senior Managers and Governors, your role will be supporting the Internal Audit team in providing clients with independent assurance with regards to the effectiveness of the organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes.

Your time will be split between working at client premises, working in the office and studying for your professional exams.

As a Risk Assurance Trainee, your typical daily duties will include:

  • Assist with the planning of internal audit work programmes;

  • Perform internal audit fieldwork, reviewing exposure to risk and the effectiveness of the controls in place to mitigate risks;

  • Recommend improvements to systems and controls based on observations and best practice;

  • Prepare internal audit reports which present audit findings in a clear, concise manner;

  • Assist on other special assignments as appropriate (e.g. fraud investigations, effectiveness reviews);

  • Ensure sound knowledge of a client and its industry by researching background information;

  • Build client relationships and communicate with the client and the Internal Audit Team on any issues or findings;

  • Have an awareness of the various services provided by Mazars;

  • Attend training courses as required.

    Person Specification

We are looking for people who bring something special to the firm and who also have some distinctive qualities. We want driven people who think creatively about their work, embrace challenges and can resolve complex problems.

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills;

  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks and adopts a pro-active approach;

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload;

  • Produces accurate and timely work;

  • Participates in meetings, providing information and ideas with clarity and persuasiveness;

  • Ability to build relationships;

  • Respects differences in people and values diversity of ideas;

  • Actively seeks to enhance own expertise and knowledge;

  • Demonstrates drive and commitment to self-development;

  • Professional approach to work and clients i.e. professional appearance, respect for individuals, and ethical conduct.

    Academic Requirements

  • 2.2 or above in any degree discipline

  • Minimum of 96 UCAS points (achieved in the same academic year, from your 3 best A Levels and excluding General Studies). This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff.

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

    Please specify on your application if there were extenuating circumstances or exceptional achievements that we should take into account. We also accept equivalent international qualifications.

    Training Contract & Study Support

We will fund for you to study towards the ACCA qualification.

You will receive a full study package and time off to study and attend college. 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 to enable you to progress to management and leadership positions.

You will be given a mentor and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.


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

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, advisory, accounting and tax services. Operating in over 75 countries, the firm draws on the expertise of 18,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage in their development.

Mazars is among the top 10 accountancy firms within the UK with over 140 partners and 1750 staff serving clients from 19 offices.

Mazars is a positively different firm. Differentiated by the opportunities we offer our people, our approach to working with clients and our passion for responsible business, we are entrepreneurs with a strong European heritage. We are proud of the single global partnership we have built to serve clients around the world.

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