πŸš€ Internship

β€’ Starts Sep 3

Risk Consulting Industrial Placement (Internal Audit - Public and Social Sectors) - September 2023 - Birmingham

Mazars

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2mo ago

πŸš€ Placement Program

Birmingham

Rolling basis

Description

The role of a Public & Social Sector Risk Consulting Graduate Trainee is to conduct internal audit reviews of our clients' operations in specific areas. You will be responsible for undertaking internal audits into individual areas of the client's business, providing recommendations that are proportionate and in line with public sector best practice.You will undertake all aspects of the internal audit from opening meeting to report writing/audit closure. The audits that you will undertake will be varied and diverse and will have a direct meaningful impact on our clients and the communities they serve. You will help them to shape their internal processes, reduce their exposure to risk and highlight the opportunities facing them.

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.

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Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance

Responsibilities

During your first year you will:Perform internal audits by testing and reviewing documentation to establish a client's exposure to risk and the effectiveness of the processes in place to mitigate risks;Obtain relevant information from clients whilst building an effective rapport with client staff;Undertake internal audit testing using a range of tools and methods in order to review and provide recommendations on the client's business operations;Develop a thorough understanding of the nature of the client's business, best practice, and applicable regulations;Take ownership for an internal audit project within the first two months, including providing feedback to clients verbally and through written internal audit reports; andDevelop personal and professional skills through regular training, with the support of your team and your line manager.If you are offered a permanent role to return at the end of your placement, you will re-join as a second year after completing your degree. The rest of your training is outlined below.During your second year you will:Start to be involved in supporting client managers in the planning stages of work, such as attending scoping meetings and drafting internal audit Terms of Reference documents;Start to specialise in particular sub-sectors or types of audits where you have developed an interest;Increase your confidence in providing your own solutions and ideas to complex client scenarios;Perform more challenging technical audits under the guidance of the relevant Mazars manager;Gain proficiency in report writing, and begin to review the work of more junior team members; andBe able to aid junior team members by providing support and feedback.In your third year you will:Be able to complete complex audit reviews with minimal supervision from Mazars managers;Act as a point of contact for both internal Mazars management, junior members of the team, and clients, ensuring that the internal audit work of others is completed within required timeframes;Begin managing the operational delivery of client internal audit plans, including taking ownership for scoping meetings with clients to develop internal audit Terms of Reference documents;Develop client portfolio and contract management skills, that will put you on a pathway to the Assistant Manager grade;Gain exposure to Board-level client meetings, shadow managers who will be responsible for presenting our reports; andProvide on the job advice, training, and supervision of junior staff, with the opportunity to take on Line Manager responsibilities.
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Requirements

Interpersonal skills; the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.Communication skills: the ability to articulate your ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively in both verbal and written forms.Analytical skills; attention to detail, the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.Interpreting skills: interpreting information, drawing conclusions and making judgements.Proactive approach: you will need to ensure team members/managers are updated about the status of projects in your portfolio and that any client issues are escalated promptly.Project management: strong time-management and project management skills (you will need to prioritise your portfolio of tasks). A desire for autonomy and to take personal ownership for the delivery of projects to time and quality.Flexibility: ability and motivation to work both independently and as part of a team.Enthusiasm for the sector: motivated to work specifically within the public and social sector (across our not-for-profit client base) and driven to make a difference for the organisations you will work with.Personal and professional development: commitment and motivation to self-development and learning.Affinity with our values: in particular, respect for individuals, diversity and integrity.
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Benefits

BenefitsAnnual Leave +Charitable GivingDental InsuranceWellbeing BenefitsVirtual GPCycle to WorkGym DiscountsLife AssurancePensionFlexible Benefits +
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