Fraud Consultant Graduate - January 2023

Job description

Fraud risk services - get the career you want at RSM

Our graduate apprenticeship programme within fraud risk services will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

What does our fraud risk services team do?

Fraudulent activity can negatively impact any organisation, whether it be through reputational fall out or lost and stolen assets or finances. It is crucial for organisations to have the right policies, procedures and independent support on hand to help prevent and resolve any fraudulent risks.

Our fraud risk services team help organisations navigate any fraud-related issues. Our team includes investigators and counter fraud specialists who work across all sectors, business types and jurisdictions.

We know that fraud, bribery and corruption will be high on any organisation’s risk agenda. The best protection is always implementing the right preventative measures. Stopping fraudulent activity before it happens allows for financial savings and helps in protecting reputation – a critical factor for maintaining the trust of your stakeholders.

The key aspects of the role will involve:

Undertaking fraud and bribery related policy reviews;

Updating, recording and issuing client facing protocols;

Undertaking client awareness raising;

Creation of awareness and training materials;

Co-ordination and of delivery of training sessions, material and meetings;

Supporting managers in updating planners and recording workflows;

Assisting staff in analysing data as part of investigations and proactive fraud reviews;

Supporting the publication of bench-marking data;

Any other tasks to support our fraud specialists in the delivery of their role and enhance experience.

What can you expect?

RSM’s graduate apprenticeship in fraud risk services is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client or case is the same, so you’ll be constantly challenged. Alongside hands-on experience, you’ll 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. With our support, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients in the future.

When you join this team, you’ll work towards your professional qualifications by completing the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification.

When you join our fraud risk services team, you will play a key role in supporting our proactive team with the delivery of preventative exercises and investigations. This will include supporting our fraud specialists in delivering various work streams as part of client work programmes as well as individual assignments.

Whilst this is an office-based role, you will have regular liaison with the fraud team and key client contacts, therefore you will often be required to work at client premises. This unique role is suitable for a candidate with strong organisational capabilities and who can work with minimal supervision. Successful candidates will be required to be flexible and adaptable to changes and client requirements as necessary. You will be expected to maintain RSM's high level of service and values, taking responsibility for ensuring timely delivery of allocated work and other additional duties that may be required. You will have personal objectives, a career development plan and individual performance targets to achieve as part of this role, which will be subject to periodic review and feedback via your line manager. Delivery of work will be expected to be in compliance with the Fraud Risk Services Standing Operating Procedure and associated RSM policies and regulatory requirements.

What we look for

Fraud is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for students who are quick to grasp new subjects. Members of the fraud team spend a lot of time working independently, so we’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who will use initiative, are quick to learn and are always up for a challenge. You’ll be working on a wide variety of projects, so it’s important that you’re adaptable, highly organised and have great attention to detail.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential as you’ll be communicating at all levels, often explaining complex information both in meetings and in written reports. You must be service focussed with a flexible and adaptable approach to work, you must be comfortable undertaking assignments at short notice and at the direction of FRS senior management to meet our team and client demands.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Flexible working

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and inclusion at RSM

At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our diversity and inclusion page on our careers website.

Our recruitment process

Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.

RSM will only take one application into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.

Minimum Qualifications

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.

You will need:

96 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/obtained honours degree from a fraud/forensic/crime-related background.

For all roles outside of Central London, we require successful candidates to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle by the time they come to the end of their 6-month settling in period with RSM. For London roles access to a car is desirable but not essential.

Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Additional job details

UK wide
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.

RSM will only take one application into consideration per intake. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 September 2023

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Closing date:  30 September 2023

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