Graduate scheme

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.
Internal audit - get the career you want at RSM

Our internal audit graduate apprenticeship 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 fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

When you join our 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 does our internal audit team do?

Today’s organisations face many strategic, financial and operational risks that can stop them from achieving their goals. We take a deep, objective look at a business to decide whether it has the right systems and control processes in place to manage potential threats.

A career in internal audit gives you front-row seats to how organisations operate. We visit clients throughout the year to carry out field work: we look at their existing controls and test their strategies. We then write an audit report to document our findings and provide the client with management actions to address any improvement areas that we have identified.

We help clients across the public and private sectors, so you could be working with local and central government, NHS Trusts and educational organisations, as well as charities, banks and other corporate organisations. Our varied client list will give you a great foundation to build your business knowledge.

What can you expect?

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. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-start your career.

A typical working week could include working on client sites for a day or two a week which will involve travel straight from home to your clients, which can be up to 1 hour 30 minutes away. On other days, depending on the needs of the business and our clients, you may be working with colleagues in your nearest RSM office or you may be working alone (with on-line supervision) from home as appropriate.

RSM’s graduate apprenticeship in internal audit is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client is the same so you’ll be constantly 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 work towards your professional qualifications by completing a 3-year graduate apprenticeship programme. This consists of the CIA qualification (Certified Internal Auditor) for the first 18 months years, followed by the CMIIA qualification (Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors) for the remaining 18 months.

We do offer a limited number of vacancies to study towards the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), or your Chartered Accountancy (CA) qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) or with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Please note, only graduates with 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels (or an equivalent level 3 qualification), or 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) will be eligible for this and are subject to availability.

Study options will be discussed with you during the assessment process.

The qualification training we offer is fully supported with study leave and training costs are met by RSM. To successfully achieve your professional qualifications you will however need to commit personal time in the evenings after work and at the weekends to study and ensure you are well prepared for the examinations.

What we look for

Internal auditors spend a lot of time working independently so we’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are quick to learn and always up for a challenge. That said, you’ll always be fully supported during the audits – you’ll have a dedicated line manager and core team to learn from and be supported by. You’ll be working on a wide variety of projects, so it’s important that you’re adaptable and highly organised. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential as you’ll be communicating at all levels, often explaining complex information both in meetings and in written reports.

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.

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.

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:

96 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, or 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level);

A predicted/obtained honours degree.

More Details

Apply by

31.03.2024

Start date

01.08.2024

Locations

Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Chelmsford, Southampton, Newcastle, Chester, Bury St Edmonds, Reading, Liverpool, Belfast, Manchester, Gatwick, London

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