Job description

Job description

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  • Business unit:
    Audit Support
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Administrative Assistant – Audit Quality Support Team (1180)

Job purpose

The Audit Quality Support Team (AQST) is responsible for the quality of the firm's audit work. They do this through providing technical guidance and support, quality and compliance monitoring, and driving audit technical training and innovation in the practice.

As part of this national team, the administrative assistant is responsible for supporting senior auditors by taking over administrative and process driven tasks, enabling the team to focus on technical matters. The administrative assistant will work alongside the project coordinator and another administrator, also based in London.

Key Responsibilities 

The administrative assistant will support the team across all its workstreams, including quality monitoring, risk management, innovation, communication, methodology and many others.

Although the role will expose the administrative assistant to technical audit matters, there is no requirement for the successful applicant to have an understanding of accounting or audit topics.

The administrative assistant will perform a wide range of administrative and project support duties, including:

  • Efficient email communication and business writing;
  • Build relationships within the team and across the business through immaculate presentation during meetings, in person and remotely;
  • Formatting and branding of documents in Microsoft Office;
  • Creative presentation design based on contents provided (in Microsoft PowerPoint and using other infographic tools);
  • Manage users and permissions on platforms following established processes;
  • Provide critical diary management support by arranging meetings and maximising the team's efficiency in doing so;
  • Collating information for reporting and documentation purposes (extensive use of Excel with on-the-job training as required);
  • Accurate record keeping;
  • Minute tasking as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

This is an entry to mid level administrative position. This role does not involve accounting and is also suitable for someone with no prior knowledge of the industry. Eagerness to learn new skills and perfecting existing ones is essential. An openness to understanding basic audit technical concepts through on-the-job training and over time is desirable.

  • For this role we are looking for someone who is organised, motivated and hard-working. This position would suit someone with excellent initiative and drive.
  • We require someone with outstanding communication skills and an ability to liaise with senior members of the organisation, both verbally and in writing with a high degree of professionalism and confidence.
  • Good basic IT skills would be highly advantageous, particularly in the core Microsoft Office applications. High learning agility, the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technology, excellent attention to detail and a passion for delivering high quality outputs are all essential traits.
  • The role involves a high degree of change in priorities and approaches, hence why an attitude keen on and prone to effectively managing change is critical – support in understanding ambiguous priorities will be provided on the job.
  • This role would suit an ambitious and professional candidate, possibly someone who wants experience in a fast-growing business.
  • While this is a varied and challenging role you will be working with a very supportive team, available to give support and direction in the various aspects of the role. You will report directly to the project coordinator and work alongside another administrator on a daily basis, but also report directly to senior managers and directors on specific tasks and projects.
  • Both independent and collaborative working and performing equally well in both scenarios will play a vital role.

Inclusion and Diversity

At Mazars inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We recognise that being an inclusive and diverse organisation makes us stronger as a business.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.

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Kate Saunders

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