Internal Audit Assistant
Internal Audit Assistant
Internal audit - get the career you want at RSM
Our internal audit apprenticeship 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 fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition. When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. 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 internal audit team do?
Today’s organisations face many strategic, financial and operational risks that can stop them from achieving their goals. We take a deep, objective look at a business to decide whether it has the right systems and control processes in place to manage potential threats.
A career in internal audit gives you front-row seats to how organisations operate. We visit clients throughout the year to carry out field work: we look at their existing controls and test their strategies. We then write an audit report to document our findings and provide the client with management actions to address any improvement areas that we have identified.
We help clients across the public and private sectors, so you could be working with local and central government, NHS Trusts and educational organisations, as well as charities, banks and other corporate organisations. Our varied client list will give you a great foundation to build your business knowledge.
What can you expect?
RSM’s school leaver apprenticeship in internal audit is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client is the same so you’ll be constantly challenged. With our support, you’ll get the chance to grow professionally, with access to structured training and guidance from expert mentors.
Most days, you will travel straight from home to your clients (which could be up to 1.5 hours away). When not working on client site, you’ll have the option to work at the RSM office closest to you. A driving licence and access to a car would be desirable.
When you join this team, you’ll work towards your professional qualifications by completing a 5-year apprenticeship programme. This consists of the AAT qualification for the first two years, followed by either the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA) qualification and Chartered Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), dependent on your academic qualifications. For Scottish employees, we do offer a limited number of vacancies to study for the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification.
What we look for
Internal auditors spend a lot of time working independently, so 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, highly organised and have great attention to detail. 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. If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.
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: 96 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or 104 (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers. Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.
Please note, for all roles outside of Central London we also require successful candidates to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle by the time they come to the end of their 6-month probation with RSM.
As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, we’ll help you reach your full potential. You’ll work on an impressive client list – from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.
It's your career. Own it at RSM.
How to apply
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