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Nozuko Mabunzi
Cape Peninsula University of Technology2 months ago
Q:

@Wihann my Email address is [email protected]

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
A:

I will pass it on to our recruitment officer who will be in contact with you.

Natalie Strobel
North-West University2 months ago
Q:

Hi Mazars, 

 I have already signed with another employer, to whom I have bursary commitments with.

My sister is currently in grade 12, do you offer any programs​ that she could get involved in? She has applied to studying accounting next year at UJ.

Thanks, 

Natalie

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Natalie,

I am not sure i understand exactly what you are asking? Will she study full time at UJ? Are you refering to VAC work? We do offer VAC programs once a year in June / July. You can apply for that on our e-recruit website.

Michelle Williams
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
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Hi Mazars,

Thank you for this opportunity, I have been looking forward to chatting with you guys.

 

It is great to speak to people from your business and not just HR, we often meet HR people on Campus. 

My question is for Louise and Wihann, as business people what makes Mazars stand out from the other Audit / Professional Services firms?

 Cheers, 

Mich

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
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Dear Michelle. Thank you very much for your message. Well, wish I could have called you and speak about it, as its so much I can tell you. I decided to do my articles at a medium firm, as I never wanted to be just a number. You hear people saying "I don't want to be a number" in movies, but oh boy its so true". At Mazars you can be yourself, you are an individual and your voice is heard. You have access

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Prianca Ramnarain
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
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Good day.

I intend to study CTA while doing articles.

I want to know more about the support(academic and financial if applicable) offered to students who are working and studying towards their CTA.

I would also like to know about VAC work opportunities.

Kind regards,

Prianca

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi, we do offer bursaries for staff and also financial aid if necessary. We partner with NSOA to assist students with studies. First prize is to do CTA full time (if you are able to) because studying CTA and working is quite hectic. It is doable, but should be your second option if you have a first option of doing CTA full time. We do have VAC program that's running annually in June / July. You can apply for the VAC program on our e-recruit website.

mandisa mlitwa
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
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Hi again,

I've asked this question earlier ,

what average is mazars looking for in terms of recruiting?

I'm repeating some of my third year modules, will that be an issue as I have applied for the mazars training contract for 2018, doing CTA part time?

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Mandisa this is evaluated on a case by case basis. Results are not the only thing we look at. That would create a one dimensional approach. Marks are important as this is an indicator of technical competence. However, soft skills also play a big role.

Candis Jacobs
Stellenbosch University2 months ago
Q:

Do you have any opportunities for Matriculants or high school graduates at Mazars? Or for those who would like to go into the business and finance fields? Where could one go to sign up for such an opportunity?

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Candis. We do not have any formal programmes for high school graduates, but from time to time have positions available which requires minimal work experience. All candidates interested in pursuing a career at Mazars are welcome to register their CV on our website, and select the option to be notified when suitable vacancies arise. We also use our database of candidates to fill any vacancies which may arise in future.

Raushan Jeram
University of Cape Town2 months ago
Q:

@Wihann thank you for the response ... what does success look like in this position?

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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Success is defined within. Your success depends on your own goals. If you are a qualified CA(SA), the opportunities in audit and commerce are endless.

Nozuko Mabunzi
Cape Peninsula University of Technology2 months ago
Q:

Hi, I have a BTech in Internal Auditing and I am based in Cape Town. I would like to apply for an Internal Auditing graduate position.

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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We do have internal audit department. You can contact us directly or have a look on our e-recruitment site for available positions. We will always consider good CV's. You can forward you CV to us and we will forward it on to our internal audit department.

Esther Lukusa
2 months ago
Q:

Good day,

This is Esther again, Do you only recruit students who are doing their CTA? or do you also recruit students who are still doing their third year who are studying on a part-time basis?

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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We recruit at all levels of studying. We have students doing their articles whilst completing their undergrad. You can also apply now already for future article positions as well. We do get a lot of applications for students who is done with CTA already. So to answer your question, yes we do recruit at undergrad level, but keep in mind that the pool of applications also include individuals with CTA and ITC.

Cameron Ethan Jansen
University of The Western Cape2 months ago
Q:

Good day

I applied for a Mazars training Contract for 2019 a few months ago. However, i have still received no feedback. Will be doing CTA next year.

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Cameron. Thank you for your interest in joining Mazars. We are in the process of considering all candidates who have applied, and will be in touch with you in due course. If you have not yet received feedback from our recruitment team, this is an indication that we are still considering your application. We will be in contact with you soon.

mandisa mlitwa
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
Q:

I'd like to ask if Mazars will hold any vac works during the December holidays at Johannesburg ?

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Mandisa. We do not offer a formal vacation programme in December however, Louise has passed your contact details on to our graduate recruitment specialist in our Johannesburg office, and she will be in contact with you in due course.

Candis Jacobs
Stellenbosch University2 months ago
Q:

Based on the answer to my previous question, Mazars seems like a good place to start a career. Do you have any opportunities for engineering graduates?

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Hi Candis. Mazars is indeed a great firm to work for. We do not have specific graduate programmes for Engineering graduates, however we do have opportunities in our Business Sustainability and our Corporate Finance departments. Should you wish to pursue a career in Auditing, we do appoint candidates who would like to complete their Accounting studies part-time. You are welcome to log on to our recruitment portal to register your CV, and select the option to receive a notification should a suitable vacancy arise - http://mazars.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Browse.aspx. Alternatively, you are welcome

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mandisa mlitwa
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
Q:

@Louise I would really appreciate that please check, I chose the Johannesburg office, and my email address is [email protected]

I've done my research on the firm and met some of the trainees during our career exhibition earlier this year and they really sold the firm to me , I would really appreciate to be considered for the 2018 training contract.

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Thank you very much Mandisa. I will contact Lucille now and cc you in. Have a great day.

mandisa mlitwa
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
Q:

I have applied for the Mazars training contract and will be doing my CTA part via Unisa , does Mazars offer financial Assistance for the studies ?

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
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Dear Mandisa Thank you very much for showing interest in Mazars. Some offices do offer financial assistance to candidates. Please can you let me know for which office you applied, I can then contact that office and get back to you. Please also send me your e-mail address. Have a great day.

Esther Lukusa
2 months ago
Q:

Good day,

My name is Esther Lukusa, I am a graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. I have worked as a trainee accountant at PKF(VGA) Chartered accountants from April 2017 to August 2017. I would like to transfer my articles to Mazars, however, I am still in my third year. I am studying towards a bridging course in the Theory of Accounting at the University of Joahannesburg. I would like to know what are the requirements that students need to adhere to in order to join the SAICA learnership at

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Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Esther,

You can have a look at the requirements here: http://mazars.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/View/170622-1/Trainee_Accountant_%28CA%29_SA_-_Cape_Town_2020

Regards,

Wihann

Sinenzolo Tsewu
Rhodes University2 months ago
Q:

Good day

I would like to know whether there will be vac work in any of the Eastern Cape offices this December, or next year. I would like to first familiarise myself with the firm before I sign a contract.

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Dear Sinenzolo

Thank you very much for your question. Please send me your e-mail address, I will then send it on to the HR officer in those offices. I agree with you, one should definitely do VAC work to see if you like the feel of the company. looking forward to your feedback..

Keitumetse Makume
University of South Africa2 months ago
Q:

Hi, I just wrote an FI exam last week which is a special exam Unisa has introduced for students who are left with 1 module to graduate.  Now what I would like to know is would you advice me to apply now for the graduate programme  or wait until I get my results and then apply

I am doing BCompt (Financial Accounting)

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
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Dear Keitumetse

Thank you very much for your question. I would definitely advise you to start applying. Some offices also take in undergraduate students, so even worst case scenario (which I doubt it will, since you only have one left), you can still start working if you get accepted. We also have a great NSOA programme for CTA students, that will be of benefit to you. Have a great day and good luck with the results.

mandisa mlitwa
University of KwaZulu-Natal2 months ago
Q:

what average is mazars looking for in terms of recruiting?

I"m repeating some of my third year modules, will that be an issue as I have applied for the mazars training contract?

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Dear Mandisa

Thank you very much for your question. Would you mind please explaining to me what you mean in terms of id? Then I will try to help you. Have a great day.

Raushan Jeram
University of Cape Town2 months ago
Q:

What is the career trajectory for the Trainee Accountant role?

Wihann Rabe
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Hi - if you plan to become a CA(SA) you have to do accredited training contract either in audit or in commerce. If you do the audit route you can always move to commerce afterwards or stay in audit and become audit partner. At Mazars we have various service offerings / departments (but no graduate recruitment programs for these) which you can go into afterwards. For example, you can do you Audit Articles but afterwards you could move into corporate finance, taxation, business sustainability, BEE services, estate planning etc. You

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Candis Jacobs
Stellenbosch University2 months ago
Q:

Hi, I am a Engineering graduate and am interested in Mazars. Could you please elaborate on the difference between Mazars and some of the other big firms, and why I should consider Mazars.

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Hi Candis. Thank you for your enquiry. Although Mazars may be a medium-sized firm, we are one of the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in South Africa. Graduates working at Mazars will receive broad exposure to multiple clients in a wide range of market sectors. Mazars prides itself in high levels of technical expertise through both internal and external training. The focus of Mazars internal training department, TLC (Tomorrow's Learning Community) is to provide our trainees with high quality training for the duration of their training contract.

Mazars offers competitivce

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Omolemo Ditinti
University of Pretoria2 months ago
Q:

Hi I obtained a degree in Financial Sciences and wish to take a bridging course with Unisa to take the CA route, can I still apply for one of your opportunities in this regard?

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
A:

Dear Omolemo

Thank you very much for your question. You can definitely apply for opportunities. Some of our offices do offer 4 and 5 year trainee contracts (if you do bridging courses). You are welcome to view our current vacancies on http://mazars.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Categories/Audit/8173426c0cd24184bced876c1e393625. Or you can let us know which office you are interested in and we can let you know if they offer the extended contracts. We also offer a NSOA support programme that assist students that is doing CTA part time (while doing articles).

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Samantha Drysdale
2 months ago
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Hi everyone, and a wam welcome from the GradConnection team!

Mazars will be online shortly to answer your questions and tell you more about the company, the graduate programme, and what kind of student they're looking for.

We're looking forward to engaging with you all.

Regard,

The GradConnection team

Jen van Heerden
Mazars2 months ago
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Welcome all - we'll start at 1pm - looking forward to some great questions!

Lucky Pule
University of Johannesburg2 months ago
Q:

Good day

I am currently doing my Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (non-CA) at UJ. I have an exceptional academic record.

I am planning to switch to CA-Stream next year as a part time student which is going to take me 2 years to complete my CTA.

My question is: I just wanted to know if I do meet the minimum requirements for 2018 graduate programmes since I will be studying towards a Chartered Accountancy.

Louise Olivier
Mazars2 months ago
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Dear Lucky It is great that you have such amazing results. Hard work pays off. Some of our offices do take in undergraduates or graduates (without CTA), so its best for you to let me know what office you would be interested in, but you will definitely make the minimum requirements. You can also view all 2018 training contracts and bursaries here http://mazars.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Categories/Audit/8173426c0cd24184bced876c1e393625 Also feel free to contact us if you would like to do vacation work. Good luck with your final exam.

joel vuma
University of Venda2 months ago
Q:

Where is Mamazars in gauteng, because i want to come for job exhibition

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Joel. Our offices are based in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg. Our physical address is Mazars House, 54 Glenhove Road,

Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196. You are welcome to contact our Gauteng offices on 011 547 4000.

Granny Vuyelwa Nzunzu
University of Johannesburg2 months ago
Q:

I am a 3rd year student, doing taxation 300 then i will be able to obtain my bachelors of accounting qualification. I started my degree in 2012 and have failed twice both in my second year and third year. I want to start a training program with an audit company so wanted to find out if mazars, can,that's if you guys are happy with everything, take me to start the training program for 2018 even though i'll be doing my cta part time with unisa?

Candice Lategan
Mazars2 months ago
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Hi Granny. Thank you for your enquiry. We do indeed recruit Trainee Accoutants who choose to complete their post-graduate qualification part-time. Please log on to our graduate recruitment portal in order to submit a formal application, and we will be in touch with you shortly thereafter. Herewith the link to our vacancies http://mazars.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Categories/Audit/8173426c0cd24184bced876c1e393625

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