Company background:

RSM Eastern Africa LLP is a member firm of the RSM network, a world leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally. The network has a combined staff of over 57,000 with 830 offices across 120 countries and in each of the top 40 major business centres.

RSMEA was founded in 2004 and has developed a powerful network of offices across East Africa. The factor that links RSM member firms is its Purpose - THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD which is rooted in RSM’s unwavering focus on our principles of collaboration, understanding and providing relevant insights and solutions by:  gaining a deep understanding of what matters to our clients; building a long-term relationship through a client-centric focus; sharing insights of our local and global experts; and design-thinking and co-creating solutions. This client-centric approach ensures that we acquire a deep understanding of our client needs, that empowers businesses to move forward and realise their full potential.  

RSM in East Africa specialises in Audit & Assurance, Transaction Advisory, Tax Services, Management Consulting, Risk Advisory, and Outsourcing. RSMEA clients range from growth-focused entrepreneurial businesses through to leading multi-national organisations across many sectors and operating nationally and across borders.


We are looking for passionate Audit Semi-Seniors to work as part of the teams carrying out audit engagements including planning, executing, directing and completing audits, under the supervision of the field team leader. The ideal candidates should have good knowledge of accounting and audit procedures and should be eager to embrace the RSM culture and embody our values in everything he/she does.


  • Undergraduate degree in a business related course (minimum Upper Second)
  • Qualified CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Experience with Data Analytics and CAATs will be an added advantage


  • Minimum 2 (two) to 3 (three) years audit work experience in a similar firm
  • Worked in a multicultural environment


  • Core competence in audit
  • Fluency in MS Office applications
  • Fast learner and comfortable with new challenges
  • Integrity and reliability
  • A team player
  • Good communication and social skills
  • Commitment to complete tasks within the agreed timelines
  • Fluency in English and excellent research and report writing skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to take initiative


  • Reviewing the job planning schedule; contacting the client to agree the audit timeframe and other logistics, including organising for a kick-off meeting; preparing the audit plan for team leader and/or Partner approval.
  • Carrying out an audit, following the audit plan, under the supervision of the field team leader.
  • Support following up of signed financial statements, letters of representation, management letters and outstanding fees.
  • Responding to client correspondence/queries in a timely manner.
  • Providing support to the team leader to ensure that the files are wrapped up within the required timelines. 
  • Developing working relationships with clients, ensuring positive feedback is received on all engagements.
  • Support identification of  cross-selling opportunities.
  • Assist in preparing the proposals specific to the Request For Proposals.
  • Identifying significant issues that will add value to the client on engagements. 


  • Handling a minimum of 24 engagements during a year
  • Ensuring review notes on assigned tasks are resolved within agreed timelines 
  • Identify engagement issues and communicating these to the field team leader as they arise 
  • Actively developing technical skills on the job and through formal training and complying with the firm’s CPD requirements 
  • Reviewing working papers, supervising and providing coaching junior team members 
  • Ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented and assembling the file (including the financial statements, management letter points, and draft letter of representation) 
  • Following up signed financial statements, letter of representation, management letter, outstanding fees and ensuring the audit team has completed the evaluations before Partner sign-off
  • Providing support to the team leader to ensure that the files are wrapped up within 60 days from sign-off of audit report, or earlier where required.
  • Working as an effective team member to monitor the assignment and complete the assigned tasks within the time budgeted for those tasks and communicating the engagement progress on a daily basis to the field team leader and/or the team leader as appropriate.


If you meet the criteria for this role, and are inspired to build strong, collaborative and lasting relationships with our stakeholders; if you are passionate about client benefit from tailored thinking and a deep understanding of our clients' needs; fill out your application by clicking HERE. The deadline for applications is Sunday, 19th November 2023.  Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.