RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally. We empower clients to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential. With around 3,500 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 37,500 people in over 110 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.
Corporate Finance Placement
Join our corporate finance team on a work experience opportunity and take a bold first step towards your future career. Become part of our team for up to a year and get business experience that will help you really stand out.
What does our corporate finance team do?
Our team is one of the most active corporate finance advisers in the UK, advising on more than 1,000 deals in the past five years.
Our national network is broadly split into five distinct teams, two of which are our Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) and Due Diligence (DD) teams. When you apply to our corporate finance department, we’ll assess your skills and experience and select you for either DD or M&A.
DD: We support investors, banks and large corporates that are looking to buy or invest in a business. We identify potential issues that could impact on the purchase price, assess financial risks, and lay the groundwork for the successful integration of the acquired business.
M&A: We advise private shareholders and management teams that are looking to sell their business, make acquisitions, raise money for growth or carry out a management buy-out. We help them through all stages of the deal, including preparing for the transaction, researching options and negotiating the terms. Our work helps ensure our clients secure the best possible deal.
Our teams operate out of a series of hubs across the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Newcastle, Reading and Southampton. You’ll be asked to state your geographical preference during the application process – and we’ll do our absolute best to accommodate this.
What can you expect?
Whichever team you join, you’ll be working on live projects from day one. In these fast-paced roles, you’ll learn what makes a business attractive to investors and buyers, and the possible funding options for companies looking to grow. You’ll be working with businesses and entrepreneurs from a broad range of industries and sectors as well as liaising with experts from other fields, such as law and banking.
What we look for
Our teams are on the lookout for students with a can-do attitude who are prepared to work hard and take on high levels of responsibility. You’ll be working on multiple projects at the same time so time management and organisational skills are key. Confidence with numbers and business awareness is a must, but you’ll also need excellent communication skills and be able to forge strong working relationships with people from all backgrounds. Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.
If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.
At RSM, we don’t just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important. You’ll need a minimum of Grade B in English and Maths, 280 UCAS and at least a 2:1 degree to apply (or equivalent).