Internal Audit Assistant at RSM

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
28th February 2018
Central London and City East Midlands Greater London West Midlands
Milton Keynes, Birmingham, London, Nottingham
Role May Involve
Accountancy Auditing/Tax Economics Financial Management

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About RSM

Welcome to RSM. As one of the largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms in the world, we help students kick-start their career in business.

Become part of our team for a year and get business experience that will help you really stand out. We offer a range of work experience placements so you can pick the one that’s right for you. Whichever department you choose, you’ll have the chance to discover new skills, forge new connections and access expert guidance that will help you shape your business career.

Internal Audit Assistant

Internal Audit – get the career you want at RSM

Join our internal audit 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 chance to join one of our student training programmes that will help you kick-start your business career.

What does our internal audit team do?

A career in internal audit is not just about numbers and spreadsheets – join our team and discover how some of the world’s most exciting companies operate.

Organisations today face a number of risks that can stop them from achieving their goals. We take a deep look at a business to decide whether it has the right systems and control processes in place to manage these potential threats.

You’ll be part of a team that advises clients on how they can better manage their strategic, financial and operational risks. You’ll help make recommendations on how their organisation needs to improve so it is better prepared for the future.

What can you expect?

A placement in internal audit is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client is the same so you’ll be constantly challenged. From day one you’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of public sector clients, including NHS hospitals, universities and colleges and large government departments – not to mention household names in the corporate world.

With our support, you’ll get the chance to grow professionally, with access to specialist internal courses, external training and on-the-job mentoring. Within a short space of time you’ll learn a diverse range of skills that you’ll continue to draw on throughout your career.

What we look for?


  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C and above, or 5 National 4/5 qualifications (or equivalent), including Maths and English Language
  • 240 UCAS points across your 3 best A-Levels or 4 Highers/ Advanced Highers, Or
  • A predicted/obtained 2.2 honours degree.

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 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.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

How to apply

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