Private Client Tax Assistant School Leavers - Preston -January 2024

  • Employer RSM
  • Job type School Leaver Programmes
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Preston
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 28/08/2023

As the 7th largest accounting firm in the UK and the 6th largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms worldwide, RSM delivers big ideas and a premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear vision to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. We know that great teams are made up of people from all backgrounds, with skills as varied as their personalities. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

Why join Team Tax?

A career in ‘Team Tax’ is about becoming a qualified accountant and/or tax adviser, understanding and applying tax laws both in the UK and internationally. It’s about applying the law to real life and working with our clients to add value - from saving money, ensuring they mitigate tax risks and comply with reporting requirements.

In Team Tax, you’ll combine work and study, gaining an understanding of tax as you build a career you love - so everybody wins! You’ll study towards the ACA, ATT and/or CTA professional qualifications (depending on which bit of Team Tax you join).

Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and thrive grasping new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers, have the ability to develop an analytical mindset, and enjoy the prospect of delving into tax legislation. As you grow in Team Tax, you’ll benefit from being mentored in a culture that wants you to be the best version of you, to grow and be part of RSM’s future.

You will get to work directly with clients. If it’s an individual it might be understanding their family wealth, how they create it and how they want to share it with future generations. If it’s a company then it might be understanding how they plan to grow, benefit from government tax incentives, return profits to stakeholders, expand internationally, or exit their business in a tax efficient manner.  

See below for further details about applying and the different and exciting areas of Team Tax that have vacancies for this location.

Recruitment Process

Your online application will be evaluated by our Early Years Careers team to ensure you have the right experience and meet our selection criteria. From online assessments to an assessment centre and interview, we will look to provide you with the best recruitment experience to set you up for a career in Team Tax. We welcome applicants who are adaptable, motivated and looking to elevate their career to the next level.

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.

Our Tax Vacancies In This Location

Private Client Services

Our private client tax team work closely with a huge variety of interesting individuals and their families, helping to navigate the complexities of the UK and international tax rules and compliance that impact their personal tax position. As you build your skills as an adviser, you’ll get the opportunity to work directly with the people that are personally impacted by your advice.
In your first year you’ll focus your training on the foundations of our private client services (tax return compliance) with opportunities to then diversify into tax advisory services.
You’ll study ATT followed by CTA.

Entry Requirements

You will need one of these:

  • 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification;
  • 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level);

Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client’s needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That’s why we’re working together to ensure our firm’s principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

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