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Audit European Graduate Trainee (Industry & Services) - September 2024

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Banking & Finance•London


About the role:

  • At Mazars, we believe audit is essential to the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Audit has been, and remains, a profession at the heart of our business. Our auditors support the public interest and, by caring about the organisations we audit and their stakeholders, we help to build sustainable businesses for the benefit of society as a whole. 
  • If you join our Audit Service Line, you will be part of a growing team of around 1,400 people who are committed to quality, to technical excellence and to adding value to our clients daily. In the fast-moving world of business, comprehensive, and robust auditing continues to be invaluable, and our teams provide audit and assurance services which are vital to our clients' business control and credibility. 
  • We offer a distinctive, human-centric approach that goes beyond compliance, with an integrated structure that allows us to work together as one team. We serve regional, national and international companies of all sizes and structures, and you'll have the opportunity to work on a variety of client engagements in interesting sectors. 

Job purpose:

  • The Mazars European graduate programme is open to graduates looking for a unique development programme to launch their international career in audit industry at Mazars. Students across Europe will join a unique international cohort of graduates who will work across two different countries during their 3 year long graduate programme.  
  • Those that join the UK graduate scheme will be working alongside France, with trainees being part of our Audit Industry and Services (I&S) team. You will spend your first-year in London UK, and then have the unique and exciting opportunity to spend your second year in Paris, France with an allowance to support your accommodation and living costs for your time spent overseas before returning to the UK to complete your graduate programme.  
  • The role of an auditor is to ensure financial statements produced by audited entities are ‘true and fair' and an accurate repreisentation of the transactions and balances they claim to represent. In the audit service line, you can expect to be part of highly engaged teams, working together to deliver high quality audits in line with expectations and deadlines. 
  • We are now operating a 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. 
  • We are looking for candidates with a strong desire to learn and progress, and we give increasing responsibility when an individual is ready rather than at pre-determined times.   
  • Our broad expectation of roles and responsibilities during the three-year training contract is set out below. 


  • Essential – Business proficient level at English and French languages. Able to converse at a professional level with native speakers. This will be tested during the recruitment process.
  • Interpersonal skills - the ability to build client and colleague relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility;
  • Analytical skills - the ability to think critically, research and solve problems;
  • Excellent business writing skills;
  • Deep curiosity of business;
  • Proactiveness and enthusiasm;
  • Commitment to self-development & learning;
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity, and integrity; and
  • A desire and willingness to travel.
  • Strong academic performance is important; however, we understand that things don't always go to plan. Our recruitment process looks at your whole self – academic achievements as well as other experiences in which you have grown and developed. We balance your academic results alongside the aptitude assessment within our recruitment process to ensure that you will be successful in your role with us.  

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • During your first year you will:
  • Work with various international clients, building a strong understanding of their business or organisation;
  • Learn how to prepare professional audit documents in line with our audit methodology using audit software and systems;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of financial statements; and
  • Be able to obtain relevant information from key stakeholders whilst building effective and professional relationships.
  • During your second year you will:
  • Work on the same international client as in the UK but on French subsidiaries, to build and develop audit skills in increasingly complex and technical areas;
  • Be a key contact in the coordination between France and UK,
  • Develop your adaptability to a new culture and work environment, while working in the same firm,
  • Be able to coach and support less experienced and new team members.
  • In your final year you will be expected to take on significantly more responsibility on your international clients. This may involve taking the lead on a technical area or a team and ensuring the entire audit file is completed. This will include a combination of working to stated deadlines, managing the work of other team members, coordinating work with French team, taking responsibility for the budget, and presenting in both team and audited entities meetings.


Work type

Full time

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