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Mazars Careers

SAIPA Articles

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Completing your SAICA, SAIPA or ACCA articles at Mazars would mean working at a leading international firm, who offers  tailored services in audit and accounting, as well as tax, financial advisory and consulting.

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Mazars Office Locations

Mazars South Africa was established in 1996 and has since grown to become a leading audit, tax, and advisory firm in the country. Mazars South Africa has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality services to its clients across various industries.

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Cape Town

Mazars Cape Town, situated in Century City, is a hub of professional excellence. start a rewarding career where expertise meets innovation and where you can make a meaningful impact in a dynamic environment.

Employees

400

Partners

30+

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Work From Home

In Office

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Industry & Work Overview

Candidates would work in audit teams, completing their articles in audit. Mazars focuses on three core areas: assurance, tax, and advisory services. During your articles you will get exposure to a variety of clients across a number of industries.

Audit & Assurance

Mazars South Africa caters to clients of all sizes, from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large multinational corporations. The firm's client base includes both private and public sector entities

Mazars clientele spans various industries and sectors, including but not limited to the retail, property and consumer markets. They have specialist expertise in banking, industrial products/services and non-profit organisations.

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A day in the life

Audit Manager at Mazars

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SAICA Articles Journey

Let's paint a picture of your three year journey as a SAICA trainee at Mazars

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  • As an audit clerk at Mazars South Africa, the first year typically involves training and hands-on experience in auditing techniques, accounting principles, and industry-specific knowledge.

  • Audit clerks work closely with senior team members to gain practical experience in conducting audits, preparing financial statements, and analyzing financial data.

  • Regular performance evaluations and feedback sessions help audit clerks track their progress and identify areas for improvement.

  • In the second year, audit clerks continue to refine their skills and take on increased responsibilities in client engagements.

  • They may supervise junior staff and interact more directly with clients to understand their business operations and financial reporting requirements.

  • Professional development opportunities, such as technical training workshops and seminars, further enhance their knowledge and expertise in auditing and accounting.

  • By the third year, audit clerks are expected to take on greater leadership roles within audit engagements, managing larger audit teams and overseeing the audit process from planning to completion.

  • They participate in more complex audit assignments, including specialized areas such as risk assessment, internal controls evaluation, and regulatory compliance.

  • Successful completion of the articles program prepares audit clerks to qualify as Chartered Accountants (CAs) and become eligible for membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

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Post-Articles Career Paths

Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA)

Many audit clerks choose to continue their career at Mazars South Africa as qualified Chartered Accountants. As CAs, they have the opportunity to specialize in various areas such as audit, tax, advisory, or financial consulting.

 

Senior Management or Partner Track

Exceptional performers may be fast-tracked into senior management positions which will lead to the opportunity to potentially become partners within the firm. This path involves taking on leadership responsibilities, managing client relationships, and contributing to the strategic direction of the firm.

Further Education and Specialization

Audit clerks may pursue further education or professional certifications to enhance their expertise in specialized areas such as forensic accounting, internal audit, or risk management.

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Learning & Growth Opportunities

Trainees have learning opportunities throughout their articles. Both in the form of actual learning tools such as those described by the Mazars team, as well as travel opportunities. Mazars Secondment opportunities are available towards the end of your third year of articles, once ready for sign off.

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All staff have access to an online learning platform. The training course includes soft and technical skills training. Trainees also attend regular training sessions on various topics. Additionally, Mazars offer leadership development programmes at the firm.

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Company Culture

Represented physically by the open plan desk layout, Mazars has crafted an open and collaborative work environment. Allowing trainees the opportunity to directly engage with the audit managers and partners - ramping up learning and development.

Open & Collaborative Environment

Mazars supports work-life balance for their trainees through initiatives such as flexible working hours and paid overtime, which can be accumulated as leave for extended vacation periods.

Work-Life Balance Prioritization

I absolutely love the Channel Islands. I moved after working in Johannesburg for two years and after being here for over a year, I can't imagine moving back. The work life balance is great, you work hard over certain audits and in the busy season, but are always expected to enjoy some time off and have a life outside of work. My life outside of work includes running and cycling and the island is the perfect place to train. It is safe, beautiful and has a bit of everything to offer from countryside trails to seaside flat stretches.

Tom Webber

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At Mazars, the leadership style is all about providing guidance and support while empowering employees to excel in their roles. For example, managers are known for their regular check-ins and hands on involvements in solving audit queries, making themselves approachable for any concerns or ideas.

Supportive Leadership

Mazars South Africa demonstrates corporate social responsibility through initiatives such as packing stationery packs for underprivileged schools, participation in charitable programs like Each 1 Feed 1 - Nelson Mandela Foundation, sponsorship of SAICA Camp and Games, and support for educational initiatives through bursary programs like the Thuthuka Bursary Sponsorship.

Learning and Development

Still unsure of your preferred Company Culture?

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SAICA Traineeship Perks

PwC offers a range of career development opportunities to empower employees to reach their full potential and advance their careers within the firm. These opportunities include training and development programs, career progression pathways, international opportunities, leadership development programs, and continuous feedback and performance management.

Salary, Incentives & Benefits

Competitive salary

Private medical and health cover.

Life assurance, disability and funeral cover.

Payment of overtime.

Work Life Balance

Mazars offers a better work-life balance compared to the Big 4. While the workload can still be demanding, it will be more manageable, allowing for more time for personal pursuits and interests.

The culture of the firm is more tight-knit and supportive compared to the larger, more bureaucratic cultures of bigger firms. Students who value a strong sense of community and teamwork might prefer the culture at Mazars (see above).

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Learning & Development

At Mazars, Trainees may have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients across different industries. This exposure can provide a broader experience and a chance to develop a versatile skill set. Generally, trainees will work on more clients than is typical at a big firm

In a mid-sized firm, trainees have more hands-on involvement in engagements and client interactions from an earlier stage. This means working with management sooner, and fast tracking growth.

While the Big 4 firms often have structured career paths, Mazars offers more flexibility in career progression. Students may have the opportunity to take on leadership roles and advance their careers at a faster pace.

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