As an Employee Benefits Graduate you will assist in the provision of employee benefits services to a range of corporate entities across the UK. On a rotational programme you will learn the areas of Pensions, Group Risk and Flexible Benefits with a view to becoming a regulated Consultant through the study for CII qualifications.
- To learn all aspects of the firm’s various employee benefit services in order to progress into the position of a regulated Employee Benefits Consultant
- To understand and execute work in each of the three areas of service – Pensions, Group Risk and Flexible Benefits
- Undertake relevant exams to consolidate technical and commercial knowledge acquired from day to day work
- Attend both client and provider meetings when required
- Contribute to the team by attending and participating in departmental meetings
- Carry out day to day administration tasks for clients across all three specialisms
- To develop the appropriate technical and market awareness knowledge in order to assist experienced Employee Benefit Consultants in providing effective advice
- Communicate with the Employee Benefits Team on any issues or findings
- To develop and apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience
- To have an awareness of the various services provided by Mazars
- To maintain professional working relationships with clients
- Attending client social activities
- Attend all training courses as required
Person Specification & Academic Requirements
- Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills
- Effectively able to manage projects
- Takes ownership of assigned tasks
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload
- Ability to produce accurate and timely work
- Participates in meetings, providing information and ideas with clarity and persuasiveness
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Respects differences in people and values diversity of ideas
- Actively offers assistance to colleagues
- Applies active listening skills – asks questions when necessary but makes basic assumptions when appropriate
- Ability to build relationships
- 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
- Adopts a pro-active approach to work
Academic Requirements – Graduates
- 2:1 or above in any degree discipline
- Minimum of 280 UCAS points (to have achieved in the same academic year, from your best 3 A Levels and excluding General Studies).
- 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.
Training Contract & Study Support
We will fund for you to study towards the CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
You will receive a full study package and time off for study leave 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.
Once you have completed your CII Diploma, Mazars will then fully fund and assist you in taking advanced exams in order to reach Chartered status. As well as this, there are also opportunities to expand your knowledge further by taking examinations specifically in relation to the employee benefits arena – such as the Diploma in International Employee Benefits (DipIEB).
You will be given a mentor to help you settle and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.
At Mazars we don’t have a “one size fits all” approach to benefits. We want you to be able to choose benefits that you want, rather than have all benefits chosen for you.
“my” is a scheme that you manage through a personalised online system. In addition to the core benefits, it lets you pick options from a range of benefits that we have negotiated to take advantage of a combination of Mazars’ buying power and tax breaks. This way you select the benefit package that suits you and the needs of your family!
Benefits are organised into five categories: my family, my finance & security, my leisure & lifestyle, my health & wellbeing and my charitable giving.
We are an international, integrated, transparent and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and advisory services. The Group has a presence in over 70 countries and draws on the expertise of 15,000 professionals.
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. We are looking for people who embrace challenges and can resolve complex problems. We are also looking for people who can work well with others and like to work amongst a diverse team of people from different backgrounds.
The more we grow as individuals; the more Mazars grows.
Mazars is all about people – we believe that each individual makes a difference to the Mazars culture. As an international firm with strong European roots, we are a melting pot of different cultures and disciplines. Diversity is one of our main strengths.
Our firm has thrived because of the quality of our individuals – the work we do makes a long-term difference to our clients’ successes and goals, our rich culture has evolved from the firms that have come together to form Mazars. Mazars has chosen the option of being a truly integrated firm; each partner has the right to vote on the strategic decisions including the future of the partnership. This kind of responsibility is central to our principles and practices. With a global network of offices, we continue to encourage our people to express themselves openly – to add their individual talents and opinions to the Mazars mosaic.
We all work within a culture of high support and high challenge at Mazars. We are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities. But we do this through encouragement – not pressure and competition.
Facts & Figures
Mazars is not only ranked as the eighth largest UK partnership by audit fee income, but we are also one of Europe’s largest accounting firms with a huge global presence.
Mazars in the UK has 130 partners and over 1,600 employees working at our 20 offices. In 2014, our UK fee income was £131m.