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Job Description

Restructuring advisory – get the career you want at RSM

RSM’s restructuring advisory apprenticeship will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

Whether you join our Core Restructuring advisory team or our Special Investigations team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

What do our restructuring advisory teams do?

Our Core Restructuring advisory team work with organisations and their advisers, lenders, trustees and creditors to prevent, manage and address issues related to financial difficulty. This could include advice on how to:

  • Develop an effective turnaround strategy.
  • Manage risk by simplifying corporate structure.
  • Review defined benefit pension covenant strength.
  • Monitor emerging financial risks.
  • Preserve value on distressed real estate projects.
  • Realise value and optimise the outcome of a formal insolvency.
  • Secure an appropriate funding solution.
  • Identify and recover assets after contentious insolvency.
  • Navigate an accelerated transaction.
  • Our Special Investigations Restructuring advisory team focus on contentious insolvency and fraud investigations with a demonstrated history of recovering assets from both the UK and overseas. 

    Our multi-disciplinary team deal with enforcement actions and local and international asset tracing working with legal advisers and forensic experts to identify and recover assets and to bring claims against those accountable for fraud, misfeasance, or breach of duty. We deal with cross-border issues, complex litigation and numerous contentious issues, as well as liquidations and high-profile bankruptcies.

    What can you expect?

    RSM’s graduate apprenticeship in restructuring advisory offers top quality career development and have the opportunity to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-start your career. You could be working with a wide variety of organisations, including large listed financial institutions, national retail chains, and high- profile charities, as well as some of our international clients that operate throughout the UK and beyond.

    At RSM, you’ll be a key member of our team from day one. You’ll get involved in client work very quickly, initially working as part of a larger team before taking on individual responsibility for projects. Once you’ve completed your initial professional qualifications, the complexity of your workload will increase, and you’ll have the opportunity to take on more individual responsibilities and get involved in more challenging issues. With us, you’ll have the space to grow and be challenged. Alongside hands-on experience, you’ll benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members of the team and gain access to our internal training courses that will help you develop in the role. With our support, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients in the future.

    When you join this team, you’ll first work towards the CPI qualification followed by the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) ), or your Chartered Accountancy qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

    What we look for

    We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are always up for a challenge. Restructuring is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for students who are quick to grasp new subjects. It’s important to have an inquisitive mind and pay close attention to detail. You’ll often need to review complex financial information and report on any unusual transactions or patterns which you spot, so you’ll need excellent written and verbal communication skills. What separates us from our competitors is the financial acumen we demonstrate, and we expect that right from the start from our people.

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

    Flexible working

    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

    At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

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

    Our Recruitment Process

    Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.

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

    Minimum Qualifications

    Entry requirements

    At RSM, we don’t just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality 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.

    UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.

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