RSM offers trainee accountants | RSM South Africa

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What RSM offers Trainee Accountants


We’re focused on helping our trainees become well-rounded, skilled professionals but we know it takes more than a formal education to build and hone your skills.

 At RSM, we take a holistic approach to your professional development with a culture that supports every step of your career. We do this by providing a mix of traditional training, a supportive community who provides feedback and coaching, on-the-job experience to practice your skills, and an inclusive environment where you are encouraged to share your ideas.


Extensive and varied experience

As a medium sized firm, you won’t get pegged into working in one category during your training contract. We have a diverse client base in  ranging from listed entities to family owned enterprises, extensive range of clients from varying industries and you’ll have the opportunity to work on a number of different clients. The breadth and depth of work we undertake will help you jump-start your career, exposing you to new challenges that will help you grow professionally. 


A global network 

RSM is the 6th largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms in the world. This means we offer local, national or international services to clients. It also gives our people the chance to develop and enhance their careers by engaging with industry leaders and sector experts from across the globe. RSM now spans more than 120 countries, providing plenty of opportunities for you to develop your professional profile around the world. 


Focus on mentoring & development

Trainees are mentored along their career journey and supported to continuously improve through mentorship and training. This includes training around the various technical aspects of your future career, as well as on areas that will help you develop into a well-rounded professional. Our firm also has an open door policy, meaning that you are always able to approach someone on a more senior level for guidance if you need it.


Study support

Working and studying at the same time can be hard. Our training team provide our trainee accountants with support and guidance that will help you achieve the best possible result in your qualifying exams. You are also allowed certain days off in order to study for and take those important exams in order to achieve your coveted CA(SA) designation.


International secondment opportunities

Our network has member firms across the globe, offering the opportunity to work and gain experience in another country through our secondment programme. We have seconded a significant number of trainee accountants over a number of years to the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and others.


An exciting and dynamic environment 

At RSM, we have a goal to become the first-choice adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. When you join our team, you’ll become part of an exciting and dynamic environment that’s always moving forward. You’ll discover a network of like-minded professionals who will help you spark ideas, find new solutions and feel a sense of belonging. 


Realise your potential at RSM

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