RSM

Audit Assistant Manager

Recruiter
RSM
Location
Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Stoke
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
03 May 2024
Closes
03 Jun 2024
Ref
req8795
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

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.

Responsibilities

  • Be a key part of Assurance teams undertaking assignments, including opportunities to lead the on-site element of the work
  • Ensure 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 procedures
  • Ensure 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 standards
  • Communicate any problems in complying with these instructions, or any contentious issues identified, to the assignment manager immediately, identifying and commenting upon the possible solutions
  • Provide adequate briefing, supervision, and “on the job” training for less experienced members of staff
  • Act as day to day point of contact for the client, and to practise the principles of excellent client service at all times
  • Maintain an awareness of the firm’s specialist services and publications. Ensure added value to clients
  • Review work completed by less experienced staff for adequacy and completeness, and to undertake job appraisal reviews
  • Summarise 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 review
  • Develop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil professional CPD requirements
  • Attend staff meetings and training and to assist in student recruitment, training and marketing activities as required
  • Carry 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 Department

Requirements

  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Previous experience of carrying out Assurance related tasks within a professional services firm
  • Proven experience in client handling and in producing high quality Assurances
  • Experience of analytical review approach desirable

In return, there are many exciting opportunities for anyone looking to join our team;

  • Extensive internal training program directed by a specialist team, including relevant training for key service lines, industries and responsibilities, providing significant CPD opportunities
  • Structured training program for staff with potential to reach Manager, Senior Manager, Director and beyond
  • Regular provision and discussion of feedback to assist in progression
  • Opportunity to specialise in a wide variety of sectors including listed, not for profit, pensions, private equity and financial services
  • Internal and international secondment opportunities
  • Internal office and regional team events

Diversity 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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