Internal Audit – get the career you want at RSM
Our internal audit graduate 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 access a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training to help you understand businesses inside and out – 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 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?
A career in internal audit is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client is the same so you’ll be constantly challenged. With our support, you’ll get the chance to grow professionally, with access to structured training and guidance from expert mentors.
Most days, you will travel straight from home to your clients (which could be up to 1.5 hours away). When not working on client site, you’ll have the option to work at the RSM office closest to you. A driving licence and access to a car would be desirable.
When you join RSM, you can choose whether you gain professional qualifications from the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) or the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA). Our internal mentors can help you decide which one will allow you to achieve your goals.
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.
At RSM, we look for more than just good exam results. We believe that passion, personality and originality are just as important.
You’ll need a minimum of:
- 5 GCSEs grade C and above, or 5 National 4/5 qualifications (or equivalent), including Maths and English Language;
- 240 UCAS points across your 3 best A-Levels or 4 Highers/ Advanced Highers; and
- a predicted 2.2 honours degree.