Audit Intern at Mazars LLP

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Durham North East
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax

Connect with this company

7.3/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Main Duties
• Working in a team, on an end of year local government audit and on a pension fund audit
• Learning to use the relevant auditing software to sample, test and document results of tests carried out on the financial information provided by the client
• Evaluating evidence obtained from the client in client meetings.
• Physically verifying the existence and ownership of assets held by the client

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I enjoyed my placement more than I thought I would

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was made to feel very welcome and even though I was a short term Intern, I felt like I was making a valuable contribution to the team I was working with.

7/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was given a lot of support and guidance by all of my team members but the senior manager and my mentor in particular.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had my own schedule of work to do and most of the time was quite busy.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given the responsibility of completing my own tasks and after just a few weeks was attending client meetings by myself on behalf of the team.

7/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I learnt will be extremely important in both my future career which is along the same lines as the internship and in y studies at university.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was a more serious working environment when on site at the client, and more relaxed and friendly in the main Mazars office.

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

There were some technical difficulties to begin with regarding the computer set up but once this had been cleared, everything else seemed to run smoothly.

7/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I was given full employee training and a mentor to help me progress, who began in my position.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Working from home
6/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have been invited to apply for a graduate position with the firm, by the Director and my senior manager. But I still have to go through the full application process.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There were only three of us at that particular office, and we did keep in contact regularly, but because we were in different locations meeting up was difficult.

5/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived at home and my travel expenses were paid so I only had to pay for socialising etc.

8/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

I worked in Leeds which is known to have a great nightlife.

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were opportunities to play sport, go out for drinks, and to help with charitable work through the company.

7/10

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