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Professional Services Assistant (Audit, Accounting & Tax) - School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme - 3 posts - 16485

29 November 2018






RSM is a leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders. As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric, collaborative approach that's based on a deep understanding of our clients' businesses. 

Work Environment: 

You will be working in our busy Edinburgh office with some travel to client sites.

What might a day in this job look like?

Our Professional Services Assistant (Audit, Accounting and Tax) School Leaver 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 enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training - 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 will I learn?

  • Our Trainees play a key role in supporting the work described above and gain tremendous experience to provide top quality career development. 
  • You will benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members of the team, as well as joining peers on internal training courses that will develop you as an individual.
  • You will become involved in client work very quickly, initially working as part of a larger team - perhaps taking responsibility for specific audit tests or aspects of the audit file.
  • The depth of services and clients you will be exposed to early in your career will provide you with a jump start into the varied world of accountancy.  
  • We will expose you to the skills you require to become a true trusted advisor to your clients in the future. 
  • While gaining real hands-on experience, your development in the role will be optimised by training from the company's highly regarded dedicated team. 
  • As well as internal training and on-the-job mentoring you will have the opportunity to train towards the AAT or ATT qualification, with support provided post-qualification ensuring you are well equipped to enjoy a successful and satisfying career with the business.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You will need 112 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or 104 (new tariff) across 4 Highers/Advanced Highers.  UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important. 

Although this role is advertised for the August 2019 intake, it's a possibility that your start date could be prior to this. We can discuss this at interview if of interest.

Closing Date:

Sunday 31 March.