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Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant (AIA) - Aberdeen - Placement - August 2024

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Aug 23

🚀 Placement Program


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  • The ideal candidate for the Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant position at RSM in Aberdeen must be an enthusiastic self-starter with excellent numerical skills, attention to detail, and strong communication abilities. They should have achieved 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent qualification, as well as a predicted honours degree. The candidate should also demonstrate a high level of financial acumen and be quick to grasp new subjects. General Studies, AS levels, and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) are not accepted.
  • As an Accounting and Business Advisory Assistant at RSM, you'll work closely with the team, gaining hands-on experience in client work and learning about various industries. You'll receive on-the-job training from seniors and access to internal training courses to further develop your skills.

Placement Program

Accounting & TaxAberdeen


  • Join our accounting and business advisory team on a 12-month paid placement as part of your sandwich degree course and discover what it’s really like to work in business. Gain hands-on experience, build a network of contacts and get advice from our expert mentors.
  • At RSM, you’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. If you perform well, you could be given the opportunity to join one of our Graduate training programmes that will help you kick-start your business career. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.


  • We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are always up for a challenge. Accounting and business advisory is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for students who are quick to grasp new subjects.
  • It’s important you also have confidence with numbers and great attention to detail. You’ll often need to explain complex financial information, so you’ll need excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • What separates us from our competitors is the financial acumen we demonstrate and we expect that right from the start from our people.
  • 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, or 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level);
  • A predicted honours degree.
  • Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • At RSM, you’ll be a key member of our team from day one. Our placement programme allows you to experience working in the accounting and business advisory team alongside current trainees and experienced members of the firm.
  • You’ll get involved in client work very quickly, and get the chance to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors.
  • This hands-on early experience is invaluable as you take the next steps in your career. You’ll also benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members of the team and gain access to our internal training courses that will help you develop in the role.


Work type

Full time

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