Job description

Job description

  • Service line:
  • Business unit:
    Audit Support
  • Office:
    Leeds, Manchester
  • Role type:
    Full-time or Part-time

Workforce Planning Assistant Manager/Manager (1043)

In Audit, you will join a growing team of over 750 relationship driven, curious, problem solvers who add value to their clients on a daily basis. Our Audit Teams provide audit assurance services which are vital to our clients' business controls, shareholder confidence and credibility of their financial statements. Our expertise ranges from servicing private, entrepreneurial companies through to UK listed companies, financial services clients and some of the largest FT Global organisations in the world. By joining a unique integrated structure you will benefit from working in collaborative teams and be given responsibility for delivering robust and independent audit services in a supportive environment. 

In a rapidly changing business world, we also care about our industry and have long pressed for a debate on audit competition. We believe that companies and their shareholders alike deserve the benefits that increased competition can bring and are committed to playing an active role in shaping the future of audit.

Job Purpose

This role is to support our thriving Audit business where we have seen unprecedented growth in the last 12 months.  At Mazars, we believe audit is critical to the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world.  Audit has been, and remains, a profession at the heart of our business. We work for the public interest and, by caring about the organisations we audit and their stakeholders, help to build sustainable businesses for the benefit of society.  

This role reports into the Operations Director and works closely with senior leaders for each of our strategic markets, overseeing c200 resources across the UK.  Resource allocation is a business-critical function which enables quality client delivery, manages risk, helps our people to develop and drives business performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

Resource allocation

  • Responsible for allocating resources to client demand within an allocated strategic market. You will need to build an understanding of these individuals and their skills to help you make allocation decisions.
  • Prioritise resource to ensure that risk, quality, and client satisfaction is always achieved.
  • Deal with escalations and conflicting demands, liaising with other members of the Resourcing team as required; and
  • Work with senior stakeholders to track pipeline and new wins, focusing on the resource planning & transition requirements.

Reporting & business intelligence

  • Manage utilisation levels and other key performance indicators;
  • Provide regular insight to business leaders on upcoming capacity, peaks, and conflicts to enable business decisions; and
  • Monitor headcount levels and recruitment needs to ensure we have the resources required.

Onboarding and staff engagement

  • Allocate resource portfolios for new joiners, considering their skills and experience;
  • Help onboard new joiners and provide training on our resource tool and operational excellence expectations.
  • Be an active part of our People team and contribute to positive experiences/development for our people.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Workforce planning / resource deployment experience essential (Retain advantageous);
  • Strong business partnering and communication skills;
  • Resilient and proficient in managing change within an organisation;
  • Curious, data driven individual required who can prepare high quality business intelligence to drive decisions, anticipate needs and make interventions (Excel, Power BI advantageous, PPT, Retain)
  • Strong business / commercial acumen required to optimise resourcing outcomes with proficient knowledge of key performance indicators (utilisation, rate per hour, leverage model).

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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Naiobe Brown

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