What it does: Mazars is an international consulting organization that has expertise in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services.
Best known for providing value-added services and ‘tailor-made’ solutions to clients, irrespective of their business size, and assisting clients in gaining a competitive edge in an ever-changing marketplace.
Staff stats: 40,000 globally, through member firms.
The good bits: Professional work environment, flexible work hours with remote work option, exposure to a wide range of projects.
The not so good bits: Long work hours, no special training provided for interns and staff level employees.
Mazars was founded in 1945 in Western France, by Robert Mazars. Thirty years later, Mazars expanded into Germany and Spain, and now has a presence in 102 countries around the globe, thanks to its partnership with organisations such as Weister in the USA and Neville Russell in the UK.
In Vietnam, Mazars established offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. According to VACPA, Mazars is not only ranked as the Top 1 firm for outsourcing accounting services but is also one of the Top 10 audit firms situated in Vietnam. The company is known for attaining an annual revenue of €1.8 billion along with a significant increase in customers during its 2018/2019 financial year. Moreover, Mazars Vietnam is recognized by three prominent accounting professional bodies ie CPA Australia, ACCA, and ICAEW. Lastly, for two consecutive years, Mazars has been in the list of Top 100 attractive employers in Vietnam by Universam.
To apply for any vacant job position at Mazars, there are several options you can choose from which include applying online, campus recruitment or employee referrals. Mazarz may reply within a few days, however, the selection process may take a month or two.
For certain positions, candidates might be asked to give an online or onsite test which usually consists of verbal reasoning, numerical and personality-related questions. Candidates who achieve a sufficient score are shortlisted for an interview. The interview is said to be very straightforward, with some basic questions regarding your previous work experience or where you see yourself in five years. The Mazars team might also give you a complete tour of the office. After thoroughly examining the profile of each candidate, selected individuals receive a letter of offer from the company containing information about the role and the salary on offer.
Fresh graduates who have majored in english, economics, business administration, finance, or audit are encouraged to apply to Mazars. Having a degree, other professional qualifications or English certifications like IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL is a plus. Graduates must know that they will be working in a high-pressure environment, hence, grads must be dedicated and well-organized to keep up with the proficient team members of the company. Support and regular feedback are provided to freshers.
Employees at Mazars claim that the workplace is very supportive, with team members who are always making an effort to create a friendly atmosphere and are willing to help each other whenever needed. The culture focuses on the highest quality work and the highest standards of integrity.
The Top 5 competitors of Mazars are EY, PwC, Deloitte, Baker Tilly International, and Moore Stephens.
Mazars engages with the community by performing various not-for-profit activities, charity work, and donations. The company has commenced ‘Mazars Days’, where the employees take a day off from the office and take part in different kinds of community projects. To make an environmental contribution, the company has designed programs relating to energy consumption, transport usage, waste, recycling, and proactive procurement strategies. The charitable work by the company includes donating a small percentage of revenue to different charity organizations and accumulating funds for employee participation in sponsored events.
At Mazars, you will gain a professional understanding of how to tackle various consulting situations and problems while working in a high-pressure environment. Due to interaction with clients from all over the world and the opportunity to travel to different cities, you can establish strong connections and lasting relationships. To gain the most out of your graduate job at Mazars, you must be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and have a great understanding of principles and confidentiality.