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Audit Assistant Manager

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Full Time
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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.




  • 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




  • 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 
  • Internal and international secondment opportunities 
  • Internal office and regional team events 


RSM UK is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market business leaders. With a strong UK presence of nearly 5,000 people in 30 locations, we’re connected with more than 55,000 experts across our global network.  

We’re purpose-driven, mission-led and guided by our values. We’re taking exciting strides into the future and the work we do is powering innovation and change. We do this in an atmosphere where creativity and diversity of thought are fully embraced, as much as process and efficiency are valued. We’re carving out our own story together.

We add up to more at RSM. We support our people, both inside and outside of work, because they truly matter. We speak up, take action and always drive for the better of everyone at RSM — and the future we share together. To us, ‘impact’ isn’t a buzzword. It’s something we consider all the time, in both our day-to-day actions, and when making the big decisions about our future. Making an impact means caring for our planet, our people, and our society, through various initiatives, including our volunteering scheme, supporting charities, pledging to achieve net zero by 2030, and focusing on employee welling.

For those seeking a dynamic, challenging and rewarding career line, our broad range of service lines present the ideal landscape to make an impact. If you’re ready to make a difference to organisations and communities around you, we’ve got the opportunities for you to add up to more.

Company info
0117 945 2000
2nd Floor The Square
Temple Quay
United Kingdom

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