As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal 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. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.
The opportunity is to join RSM’s Risk Assurance function, within the Financial Services Risk and Regulation team. This team specialises in providing regulatory advice and guidance to clients within the Financial Services sector, supporting them to maintain compliance and manage risk in accordance with regulatory requirements. The team has a diverse client base, from niche challenger firms, to long-established financial institutions. The team provide services to clients in the UK and across other wider regulatory jurisdictions globally.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to high profile organisations, working directly with Financial Services Partners and Directors, and in proactively supporting the continued development and growth of RSM’s profile.
The role will involve leading and managing a team in conjunction with Partners, Directors and supported by Managers to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of our clients requirements and RSM’s standards.
We support our clients through the delivery of advisory as well as assurance control-based services which will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in a variety of different projects. Additionally, you will support the Partners and Directors in key business development activities for new work including writing proposals, presentations and thought leadership. You will be supported in your role by a leading training and development programme as well as on the job training and support.
In addition, you will line manage a team of staff and help to develop and grow those individuals in their careers with RSM.
The role may include travel across the region and on a national level. The post holder will be expected to travel to the clients’ sites in their own time, limited where possible to one and a half hours each way. As you will be a part of the Management team, the role will also include coverage of meetings outside of core hours.
About the job
Key areas of focus include:
Conduct risk; Financial crime; Payment services; Prudential regulation; Governance, including SM & CR and effectiveness reviews; Compliance monitoring; Regulatory due diligence; Training delivery; Target Operating Model design; Regulatory gap analysis.
You will assist with: Strategic initiatives; Business development activities; Developing propositions and responding to tenders; Tender/pitch presentations; and Producing materials for seminars/events on hot topics.
Overseeing and delivering client work. The role will require: managing delivery of client projects; effective stakeholder engagement and relationship management; conducting structured document reviews and gap analysis against regulatory requirements and industry practice; structuring and conducting client interviews and process walk-throughs; developing solutions and drafting reports and detailed recommendations; quality assurance review of work undertaken on client projects; and approval of work in line with professional standards.
The role holder will also assist in the delivery of Financial Conduct Authority Section 166 Skilled Persons engagements including managing on-site teams, conducting interviews and testing and drafting the skilled person report.
About the ideal candidate
We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and proactive individual with experience in working in an equivalent position within a leading professional services firm or large in-house function within industry. You should also have a ‘can-do’ and proactive attitude and will be used to working on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with a proven track record in meeting deadlines and quality standards.
As you will be interacting with senior individuals within RSM and the businesses that we work with, excellent communication skills, both orally and written, are critical to this role. You will be able to demonstrate how you have been able to add significant value through your work and been a driver for change in addition to the below requirements.
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.