One of the fundamental aspects of creating a satisfactory work environment is striking a balance between the employee, client and company needs. At RSM, we understand that a focus on all of these components is important for shaping our organisational culture and maintaining success in the corporate environment. 

RSM has 5 relatable values which underpin our brand and are integral to the way we act with each other and with our clients. These 5 values are Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Stewardship. The RSM values are re-enforced in everything we do and every individual in our firm is expected to uphold them.

RSM employees are also connected by what we call the RSM DNA. These are the core characteristics that define the RSM experience. They give a structure to how we behave, how we grow and how we share that way of working with others. They also shape the culture in the organisation and allows us to work together to deliver the power of being understood to our clients. These characteristics are:

  • We are critical thinkers
  • We are caring
  • We are courageous
  • We are collaborative
  • We are curious

While  providing quality and satisfactory services to client is at the forefront, there is also a wide range of opportunities for the professional development for our people. The environment encourages life-long learning, as well as personal and technical skills development. We provide our people with funding opportunities to help them reach their career goals and there is always an opportunity to learn from the best professional in the industry. New entrants in the firm are given a great variety of exposure to different industries and ample opportunities to gain experience. Trainee accountants are also given the chance to work in other member firms through our secondment programme.

RSM has a great focus on employee wellness and maintaining employee satisfaction while also ensuring that we provide quality services to our clients. We pride ourselves on our unique organisational culture and environment which prioritises mutual support, mental wellness and promotes diversity and inclusion. We also have an open door policy where staff members are encouraged to communicate freely with and seek guidance from staff on all levels in the firm.

Working at RSM provides individuals with an opportunity for career progression and individual wellness in an environment that allows you to thrive. With an over 50 000 professionals globally in the network, employees are is guaranteed a comprehensive learning experience that will set them up for a successful career.

Shanelle Mdaka

HR Assistant, Johannesburg

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