An overview of the role
This role is a joint role to be split between the Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams. Depending on the mix of projects undertaken, your first year will be spent learning about the variety of services the two teams offer. At Mazars, our advisory teams focus on initiating transactions and structuring, negotiating and managing deals, on both the buy side and the sell side, for a wide range of clients. We operate across all industry sectors and our clients range from private individuals and smaller owner-managed businesses to large multinationals.
You will learn about the role that a Corporate Finance Advisor plays in guiding clients through a wide range of critical business transactions. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the key processes involved in completing mergers, acquisitions, disposals and management buyouts, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of strategic business planning and financial modelling. Your main responsibilities initially will include researching and preparing for new deal opportunities and pitches and preparing transaction documentation, including business plans and financial forecasts.
You will also learn about the variety of services the Transaction Services team offers. This includes due diligence, asset based lending reviews and stock market transactions. The day to day job will involve learning how to analyse the financial performance of companies from different perspectives and how to present the findings as part of a due diligence report. As your experience and training progresses you will be given greater responsibilities within projects to undertake more in depth analysis and writing of sub-sections of reports.
You will be closely involved in supporting Partners and Managers across both teams deliver excellent client service and supporting the team in marketing activity. General administrative duties will include co-ordination of team diaries, preparation of reports and marketing materials.
The successful candidate must be able to work to agreed timescales and completion deadlines, maintain control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with, respond to the needs of clients and staff, make confident and clear internal and external presentations, ensure the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client, and pursue new opportunities and prospects of work.
Corporate Finance and Transaction Services work here is fast, exciting and fun, and the role will both be demanding and rewarding. That means you’ll develop an expert knowledge of the factors that affect the organisations and industries you work in. You will also have the opportunity to establish effective working relationships with key players within a company, including management, non-executive directors and other advisers.
As your training contract progresses you will learn and develop the specialist skills our clients look for and value most and your role will change naturally as you progress through the firm. You will also be able to demonstrate and apply technical, commercial, and industry knowledge, taking a pro-active approach to identify client issues and propose advice and solutions.
Mazars Southern region has a diverse and interesting client portfolio, which includes excellent exposure to owner managed businesses, as well as being the home to some of the firm’s largest international clients.
A role with Mazars will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help you achieve your full potential, providing a truly rewarding start to your career with the opportunity to work in other departments post qualification, as well as the potential of opportunities to travel internationally.
How we will support you
We will fund you to study towards the ACA (Association Chartered Accountants) qualification.
You will receive a full study package and time off to attend college but, with Mazars your professional qualification is only part of the story. We support all our trainees with a blended approach to training and development, classroom study, 1:1 coaching and support and, as you progress, technical and skills training to enable you to progress to management and leadership positions.
You will spend time away from the office to attend classes for tuition and revision stages of each exam. The classroom taught approach means that you will have the support of your peers and valuable study time for your exams.
We also operate a number of in-house training courses which will give you technical insight to assist you to keep up with changes in legislation and case law, both in the UK and worldwide.
What we are looking for
We want driven professional individuals who excel at working with others, who have the ability to communicate at a high level and who share the same values as Mazars. Alongside this you must be able to demonstrate analytical skills, commitment, drive, commercial awareness, flexibility and creativity.
We look for candidates who can demonstrate a strong academic track record.
- You will have achieved, or be on course to achieve, at least a 2.1 in your degree, although the subject of your degree is not important.
- You’ll need at least 280 UCAS points (to have been achieved in the same academic year, from your best 3 A Levels and excluding General Studies).
- We also look for Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.
If there were extenuating circumstances that affected your result(s), please tell us in your application form so we can consider whether we take them into account.