Trainee Accountant School Leaver

Full time Full day

Overview of the Accounting and Outsourcing service line

Our Accounting and Outsourcing team works to support our clients to better run their finance functions, understand their financial position and performance, and to ensure they are compliant with changing accounting and tax legislation. With the relentless pace of technology change you will need to be able to advise clients in areas such as process and digitalisation, business performance and financial reporting, while building enduring relationships that positions Mazars as a trusted adviser. Our successful team of more than 250 professionals is growing across all areas including cloud accounting, payroll, financial reporting and company secretarial.

An introduction to our Healthcare team:

This is to be part of a dynamic and evolving specialist healthcare accounts team that provides an outstanding quality of service to clients. The role includes year end accounting work for sole traders and partnerships together with Partnership and Personal tax work. The Healthcare team offers great opportunities to liaise directly with clients, and to be part of a rapidly expanding team.

Job Purpose

The role of an associate client advisor is to ensure accurate and timely preparation of partnerships accounts, financial statements and tax compliance for a range of UK clients . You will be the point of contact for your portfolio of clients, providing high quality advice on their year-end compliance process and work with other teams to deliver an excellent client experience.

We are moving to a new 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.

During your first two years you will:

  • Learn how to use accounting software and systems in order to prepare financial statements for clients' year end requirements;

  • Develop an understanding of financial statements and the nature of the clients' business;

  • Co-ordinate with tax and payroll to deliver client information as a whole; and

During your third year you will:

  • Manage your own client portfolio;

  • Self-review your own-work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers;

  • Have confident knowledge of accounting standards which you apply to a given set of year end financials; and

  • Carry out the tax computation for simpler clients.

In your final year you will be expected to be able to take responsibility for the junior members of your team. You will train them and review their work.

The person

  • Interpersonal skills; the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.

  • Analytical skills; the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.

  • Attention to detail and strong time-management skills.

  • Commitment to self-development & learning.

  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity and integrity.

Strong academic performance is important so we know that you're ready to take your professional exams. However, we understand things don't always go to plan – so if you don't meet our minimum requirements, please let us know if you have any exceptional achievements or extenuating circumstances which affected your results. We also consider your achievements in the context of your socio-economic background, so encourage you to submit your contextual information.

  • On track to or have obtained a minimum of 112 UCAS points. This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff. You can calculate your UCAS points here.

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


We will fund your study towards the AAT qualification, upon success of this you will have the opportunity to study towards your ACCA qualification.

You will receive a full study package to ensure that you successfully complete your professional qualification. This includes time off to study, attend college and complete online courses. Your professional qualification is only part of the story at Mazars; we support all our trainees with a blended approach to training and development including classroom study, 1:1 coaching, and soft skills training.

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


Annual Leave +
Charitable Giving
Dental Insurance
Wellbeing Benefits
Virtual GP
Cycle to Work
Gym Discounts
Life Assurance
Flexible Benefits +

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