Mattia: Maintaining a healthy work-life balance at Mazars

For Mattia, he believes that balancing his career goals with his personal passions is key to excelling in both. At Mazars, he feels he has the freedom to express himself and his passion for music, all while taking on a dynamic role as a secretary for the audit service line.

Mattia Alecci
Secretariat Assitant
Mazars in Italy

Could you tell us about your role at Mazars?

I work as secretary predominately for the audit service line, but I also support other service lines as well, here at the Milan office, which I joined in December 2019. Alongside my team members, Valentina and Vasjana, I take care of several administrative activities from the finalisation of proposals, reports, and general documentations to procurement duty, travel management and so much more. It’s quite a dynamic role full of activities and interactions with people across the firm.

What is your passion and how do you balance it with your career?

I have been passionate about music since I was 13. My interest started with singing and then shortly after I bought a guitar and attended music school throughout high school, so from a young age, I learned how to manage my passion with my duties. Now as I have grown and developed in my career, I make sure to always dedicate some private time for my passions. Typically, I set time aside on the weekend to play acoustic, which is not a genre per se, but it is a term that best describes my musical expression. I like to mix pop, gospel and soul music, as well as disco songs and sing them in acoustic. On average, I play about three times per week, sometimes at home, and other times at bars across the city with my band. I also have a YouTube channel where I upload my covers from time to time.

In what ways has Mazars enabled you to grow both professionally and personally?

When I first started my career, I was looking for a job where I could express myself both personally and professionally. And at Mazars, the work environment was an extremely welcoming place where I could show both my skills and personal traits. Mazars also offers resources such as webinars related to everyday life and well-being on topics like health and the environment. This underlines an attention to the interests and needs of its employees and perfectly aligns with the vision I had when searching for a new role because it allowed me to grow on multiple levels. Having a job where I can feel good during working hours and still have the time in my off hours to focus on my passion makes me a better professional and individual.   

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