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Audit Assistant - RSM



17th November 2020

Job Description
Overall job purpose

To provide on-site assistance of each assurance assignment in an efficient and effective manner, and to help ensure
that clients receive a quality service in all aspects.


  • To be a key part of assurance teams undertaking assignments, including opportunities to lead the on-site
    element of the work
  • To 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
  • To 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
  • To 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
  • To provide adequate briefing, supervision, and “on the job” training for less experienced members of staff
  • To act as day to day point of contact for the client, and to practise the principles of excellent client service at
    all times
  • To maintain an awareness of the firm’s specialist services and publications. Ensure added value to clients
  • To review work completed by less experienced staff for adequacy and completeness, and to undertake job
    appraisal reviews
  • To 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
  • To develop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses,
    and to fulfil professional CPD requirements
  • To maintain training records conscientiously and to keep up to date with examination studies, as applicable
  • To attend staff meetings and training and to assist in student recruitment, training and marketing activities as
  • To maintain an awareness of Health & Safety issues within the firm and report any concerns to the nominated
    Health & Safety representative
  • To 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

Minimum Qualifications
The role requires: Essential:

Candidates must be ACA, ACCA or AAT part-qualified with preferred first time passes in all examinations

To enable us to provide study support, candidates will need to have strong academics - 112 UCAS points from top 3 A levels (or equivalent).
Minimum 12 months consistent exposure to assurance assignments with a reputable firm
At least 75% of previous experience to have been on assurance assignments
Full driving licence and access to motor vehicle


Assurance experience of at least one the following types of clients would be advantageous:
− Owner Managed Business clients
− Charities & other Not for Profit clients

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the role. As duties and responsibilities change,
the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment in consultation with the individual.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 04/12/2020




This job is located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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