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Job Description

External audit – get the career you want at RSM

RSM’sexternal audit apprenticeship will give you all the skills and support you needto unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and newexperiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognisesyour potential and rewards your ambition.

Whenyou join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learningand structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to workwith. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environmentwhere everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always bemoving forward.

What does our external audit team do?

Ourteam carries out a detailed, risk-based review of a company’s financial recordsand control environment to form an opinion on whether the financial statementsprepared by the directors are true and fair.

Arobust audit challenges the financial operations of a company and improves theinternal workings of the audited business. This is critical in today’s businessworld as the financial statements are one of only a small number of documentsthat a company will place into the public domain, and a quality audit givesconfidence in what is delivered to all stakeholders.

What can you expect?

AtRSM, you’ll be a key member of our team from day one. You’ll get involved inclient work very quickly, initially working as part of a larger team beforetaking on individual responsibility for projects.

Thedepth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-startyour career. You could be working with a wide variety of organisations,including large listed financial institutions, national retail chains, andhigh-profile charities, as well as some of our international clients thatoperate throughout the UK and beyond.

RSM’sgraduate apprenticeship in external audit will give you access to top qualitycareer development. Alongside hands-on experience, you’ll benefit fromon-the-job training from more senior members of the team and gain access to ourinternal training courses that will help you develop in the role. With oursupport, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients in the future.

Whenyou join this team, you’ll work towards the ACA qualification with theInstitute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), or yourChartered Accountancy (CA) qualification with the Institute of CharteredAccountants of Scotland (ICAS).

What we look for

We’reon the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are always up for achallenge. Audit is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for studentswho are quick to grasp new subjects. It’s important you also have confidencewith numbers and great attention to detail.

You’lloften need to explain complex financial information, so you’ll need excellentwritten and verbal communication skills. What separates us from our competitorsis the financial acumen we demonstrate and we expect that right from the startfrom our people.

Ifthat sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference – to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

AtRSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authenticfocus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bringtheir whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected andconfident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on ourCareers Website.

Our Recruitment Process

Pleasenote, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should yourfirst preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role inanother location or department. This would always be discussed with you in thisinstance.

RSM will only take one application into consideration per intake.We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry requirements

At RSM, wedon’t just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality andoriginality are just as important.

You will need:

  • 112 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification or 104 UCAS (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers. Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
  • A predicted or obtained honours degree.
  • UCASchanged their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260points respectively.

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