Graduate scheme

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Employer solutions tax – get the career you want at RSM

Our employer solutions tax programme 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 powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with.

Join our team and 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 does our tax team do?

Tax is a fact of life – it’s deducted from our wages, added to things we buy, paid by companies and rarely out of the news headlines these days. But a career in tax isn’t just about numbers. It’s about working with people and businesses to really understand what they want to achieve and make sure tax doesn’t become an obstacle to their long-term goals.

In Employer Solutions, we work alongside employers to cover a whole host of issues and our work can be broken down into three broad, but very much interconnected areas of technical expertise:

  • Global mobility: assisting employers when they are moving people around the world;
  • Share schemes and reward: helping employers to structure their incentive plans in such a way that they can properly inspire and motivate their teams;
  • Employment Tax: working with employers to understand the tax implications of everything they provide to employees and directors.

We advise employers in all of these areas, in order that they can properly meet their tax reporting obligations. Understanding our clients, their workforces and their long term objectives, is crucial in helping them do this.

We advise businesses of all sizes and from all sectors of industry, helping them comply with the complex UK tax regime and also, in many cases, the tax regime of several overseas territories. Tax is central to what we do, but it requires us to have an understanding and appreciation of a whole range of other issues: legal, regulatory and commercial. Getting involved with compliance work will allow you to get to know your clients’ businesses well, and therefore we will expect you to spot opportunities for them to benefit from tax incentives or to avoid potentially costly pitfalls. This will help enable you to understand the issues that clients will ask us to advise on – you can expect to be involved in delivering tax advisory work alongside the team at an early stage. Tax compliance and tax planning are an important part of any employer’s strategy and we can help them get this right.

What can you expect?

RSM’s graduate programme in Employer Solutions will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of tax issues that an employer will face. With us, you’ll be involved in projects from day one – anything from meeting clients for the first time to preparing and submitting tax returns for internationally mobile employees. The variety of work we do and the range of clients we work with mean you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover a career path that fits your interests and long-term goals. With our support you’ll have the space to grow professionally so you can confidently take on ever-more challenging tasks.

At RSM, you’ll gain hands-on experience, have access to on-the-job mentoring and train towards a professional tax qualification. The study route available in this team which will help you become a Chartered Tax Adviser is the Tax Pathway route, which consists of the ATT (The Association of Taxation Technicians) and the CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) professional qualifications. Alongside your technical training, you will attend internal developmental training courses to ensure you have the professional and personal skills to become a trusted Chartered Tax Adviser.

As you come towards the end of your studies, you’ll have a deep understanding of employer solutions. This will be reflected in the complexity of your client portfolio and your responsibilities, including mentoring more junior members of the team.

What we look for

Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and are quick to grasp new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers. At RSM, you’ll be helping a big range of clients - from employees working in multiple locations to HR and finance contacts of our clients - so it’s important that you’re adaptable. You’ll often need to explain complex technical information during client meetings and in written reports, so we’re looking for graduates with excellent verbal and written communication skills. We also look for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how businesses work.

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


North West: Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Stoke

North East: Leeds

South: Basingstoke, Gatwick, and Reading

London: London (Farringdon)

Central: Birmingham, Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Milton Keynes, Leicester and Nottingham

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 104 (new tariff) across 4 Highers/Advanced Highers;
  • A predicted/obtained honours degree.

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

Why RSM?

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, we’ll help you reach your full potential. You’ll work on an impressive client list – from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

It's your career. Own it at RSM.

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