External Audit – get the career you want at RSM
Our external audit 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.
When you join our team, 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 external audit team do?
Our team carries out a detailed, risk-based review of a company’s financial records and control environment to form an opinion on whether the financial statements prepared by the directors are true and fair.
A robust audit challenges the financial operations of a company and improves the internal workings of the audited business.
This is critical in today’s business world as the financial statements are one of only a small number of documents that a company will place into the public domain and a quality audit gives confidence in what is delivered to all stakeholders.
What can you expect?
The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-start your career. With our support, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients in the future.
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.
A career in external audit will give you access to top quality career development. 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 us, you’ll have the opportunity to work towards the AAT, ACCA, ACA or CA qualifications. We help our trainees choose the most appropriate path. The key for us is to allow our people to be the best they can be regardless of the route.
What we look for?
We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are always up for a challenge. Audit is a technical demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are quick to grasp new subjects. It’s important you also have confidence with numbers and great attention to detail.
You’ll often need to explain complex financial information, 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.
At RSM, we don’t just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important. You’ll need a minimum of Grade C in English and Maths GCSE, 280 UCAS and predicted at least a 2:1 degree to apply (or equivalent). For Scottish candidates you’ll need a minimum of 5 National 4/5 qualifications or equivalent, including maths and English and 260 UCAS points across 4 best Highers or Advanced Highers, and predicted at least a 2:1 honours degree.