Audit Assistant Manager

Bristol, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
08 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description

About the role

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in Audit at RSM. The service line is growing rapidly, and with that growth comes an opportunity to develop your skills and technical knowledge with the leader of the middle market.

We have a diverse client base, spanning a wide range of industries and sectors, as an Assistant Manager in the Audit department, you will lead Audit assignments across for a diverse portfolio of clients across a wide range of industries. If you have passion and ambition, and you would like to continue to build upon your existing skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.

About the company and department

RSM UK is part of the international RSM network, RSM UK has over 3500 staff based in 33 offices across the UK. We are the 7th largest accountancy and business advisory firm nationally and the 6th largest internationally.

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-term 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 as an Assistant Manager at RSM we will support your development in both the technical and leadership skills required to continue to progress in your career.

About the job

In this role, you will provide on-site management of each assignment in an efficient and effective manner. To help ensure that our clients receive a quality service in all aspects. There are many exciting opportunities for anyone looking to join our teams;

  • 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 qualified staff with manager potential, with a series of developmental courses, setting out a clear path to transition to Manager
  • Regular provision and discussion of feedback to assist in progression to a manager role where appropriate
  • 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, after a minimum service time and subject to performance
  • Internal office and regional team events

Key responsibilities include;

  • Lead the onsite audit team, supervising more junior team members and liaising with senior members of client finance team on a day-to-day basis to ensure the assignment is completed as per the agreed terms
  • Review financial statements and prepare audit reporting for presentation to those charged with governance
  • Attendance at planning and clearance meetings
  • Ensure assurance quality at all times and compliance with the firm’s procedures
  • Reporting to assignment manager, and liaising directly with the director/partner responsible for the engagement
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, identifying any contentious issues and putting forward a proposed solution

Minimum Qualifications


  • Candidates must be ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Previous experience of carrying out Audit related tasks as requested by the Audit Manager
  • Proven experience in client handling
  • Proven experience in producing high quality Audits

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.

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.


RSM is the size and shape it is today because we haven’t been afraid to develop and evolve. Reflecting the world we live in, and the society we’re part of helps us to be a better place to work. The experiences, insights and goals that make you one-of-a-kind are also what make you invaluable to us. RSM thrives because of the people who work with us, and there are no limits to what we will achieve together. That is the power of being understood.

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Working here

Thousands of personalities make up RSM and we believe the power of being you, is the power of being understood. Every member of our team brings unique insights and a passion for the middle market companies we champion.

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, we deliver the big ideas and services that help middle market organisations thrive. Our global network spans more than 120 countries, but our passion is always the same: to help our clients move forward with confidence.

At RSM, we care about our people, it’s what shapes us. No two people are the same, which is why our approach is tailored to their specific needs, beyond the nine-to-five.

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

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