Audit Assistant Manager

Edinburgh, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
08 Dec 2023
22 Dec 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

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.

About the Department

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in Audit at RSM.

Audit is our largest service line nationally, and we are growing!

We provide comprehensive Audit services to clients ranging from OMBs, through to large listed PLCs. We believe that it is important for our people to have experience across a range of industries and sectors, so we do not typically have individuals in our teams working on only one type of client.

RSM has a culture of transparency and supportiveness, we remain people focused, and we care about your development. Within Audit, we promote from within wherever possible, we listen to your career goals and aspirations, and we will support you in your short- and long-term goals.

About You

Are you ambitious? Do you want to feel heard and recognised? Do you want to work closely with your clients, building lasting relationships which allow you to make a real contribution? Do you enjoy variety, and to be challenged? Do you want to see your efforts rewarded and to be continually developed? Our culture is our greatest strength, and many of our most Senior Partners joined us at Assistant level.

About the Job

To provide on-site assistance on each Assurance assignment in an efficient and effective manner, and to help ensure that clients receive a quality service in all aspects.


Be a key part of Assurance teams undertaking assignments, including opportunities to lead the on-site element of the workEnsure that each assignment is undertaken in accordance with the pre-assignment instructions, and to carry out all aspects of the assignment efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firm’s proceduresEnsure Assurance quality at all times, contribute to internal and external quality assurance, ensuring all actions are completed in line with the firm’s and the profession’s standardsCommunicate any problems in complying with these instructions, or any contentious issues identified, to the assignment manager immediately, identifying and commenting upon the possible solutionsProvide adequate briefing, supervision, and “on the job” training for less experienced members of staffAct as day to day point of contact for the client, and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all timesMaintain an awareness of the firm’s specialist services and publications. Ensure added value to clientsReview work completed by less experienced staff for adequacy and completeness, and to undertake job appraisal reviewsSummarise actual time spent compared to budget on each assignment, and to perform the firm’s review and completion procedures before passing the files for manager reviewDevelop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil professional CPD requirementsMaintain training records conscientiously and to keep up to date with examination studies, as applicableAttend staff meetings and training and to assist in student recruitment, training and marketing activities as requiredMaintain an awareness of Health & Safety issues within the firm and report any concerns to the nominated Health &Safety representativeCarry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the role and its grading, as required by the Line Manager or Head of DepartmentEssential

Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalentPrevious experience of carrying out Assurance related tasks as requested by the Assurance ManagerProven experience in client handlingProven Assurance experience in producing high quality AssurancesDesirable

Assurance experience from a practice background would be a distinct advantageAssurance experience of Owner Manager Business clients would be advantageousExperience of analytical review approach desirableDiversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client’s needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That’s why we’re working together to ensure our firm’s principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.

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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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