Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant Placement - Bristol August 2022
Accounting and business advisory – start shaping your business career
Join our accounting and business advisory team on a 12-month paid placement as part of your sandwich degree course and discover what it’s really like to work in business. Gain hands-on experience, build a network of contacts and get advice from our expert mentors. If you perform well, you could be given the opportunity to join one of our Graduate training programmes that will help you kick-start your business career.
At RSM, 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 accounting and business advisory team do?
Our accounting and business advisory team makes sure companies’ financial statements comply with government regulations and industry standards. We also advise on business strategies, provide companies with financial forecasts and prepare management accounts that show an accurate picture of business performance.
Our work helps put a set of figures into perspective. We help our clients understand what the management accounts actually say about the state of their business and identify key areas where they could improve performance.
We also provide daily advice to clients across a wide range of industry sectors. Many do not have in-house advisers who can help them deal with day-to-day issues, so our team is often the first port of call when they have financial or business-related questions.
What can you expect?
At RSM, you’ll get involved in client work very quickly, and get the chance to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors. Our placement programme in accounting and business advisory offers top quality career development. You will experience working in the accounting and business advisory team alongside current trainees and experienced members of the firm. This hands-on early experience is invaluable as you take the next steps in your career. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to early on will help you jump-start your accountancy career. When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training that will help you develop in the role.
What we look for
We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are quick to learn and always up for a challenge. 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. We also look for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how businesses work.
If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.
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.
Our Recruitment Process
Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.
RSM will only take one application into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.
At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.
You will need:
- 112 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification or 104 UCAS (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers. Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ);
- A predicted honours degree.
UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.
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.