Audit Associate at RSM Zambia March, 2021

RSM Zambia


RSM Zambia Chartered Accountants is a member of the RSM network. RSM Zambia is registered and regulated by the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants [ZICA] in accordance with the Accountants Act of 2008.

RSM is a global network of audit, tax and consulting experts with a presence in over 120 countries.

Below are some facts about RSM:

  • 6th largest global audit, tax and consulting network;
  • Operates 6 major service lines: Audit and assurance, transaction advisory, tax advisory and compliance, IFRS consultancy, Risk advisory and Secretarial services and
  • Present in 120 countries and are in each of the top 40 major business centres throughout the world.

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RSM Zambia invites suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following position:

Job Title: Audit Associate

Reports to: Audit Manager

Purpose: To assist the team with the planning and administration of audit assignments, enabling completion to a high standard within agreed timetable and budget. The associate should be motivated to perform and commit to effectively servicing clients while meeting RSM Zambia’s ethical and professional standards and supports Firm success.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assists in the conduct of an audit engagement under supervision and may be responsible for undertaking small non-complex audits which will involve pre-audit scoping and preparation, identifying audit risks and performing preliminary evaluation of client’s internal control structure to identify weaknesses and areas for management consideration and improvement;
  • Assists with audit planning procedures including audit tests using the firm’s audit methodology ensuring that key matters not identified at the planning stage are brought to the attention of the client management team and assists with assessment;
  • Completes allocated tasks to a high standard which meet set reporting and auditing standards.
  • Assists with preparation of the simpler financial statements, or reviews client-prepared financial statement and other management reports to develop understanding and increase knowledge of various entities and accounting issues;
  • Monitors own WIP and ensures a positive contribution is made to departmental billing;
  • Builds confidence in dealing with clients and knowledge of more in-depth tasks, developing the ability to take on more complex engagements and builds relationships to ensure client retention and growth; and
  • Acts as an ambassador of the firm, building relationships and promoting the firm at every opportunity to facilitate new business opportunities.

Skills and attributes:

  • Ability to develop an understanding of the role and function of audit for a large range of different entities, in particular financial service clients and an understanding of audit techniques including planning, interviewing, documentation, testing, conclusions and reporting;
  • Is pro-active in developing technical knowledge and understanding of current accounting and audit regulations and issues;
  • Is a team player, but also able to work alone and be a self-starter with a flexible and proactive approach coupled with an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
  • Has good communication, interpersonal, planning and organizing skills and is able to display initiative and lateral thinking coupled with the ability to solve simple problems and displays an analytical thinking ability; and
  • Highly PC literate with good knowledge of Windows software and accounting systems.


  • Full CA Zambia Qualification, ACCA Finalist or Full ACCA Qualification;
  • No relevant experience necessary but must be willing and able to develop as an accounting professional and apply that knowledge to gain experience in the role.

RSM Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and if you meet the requirements of the position, please address your application letter to: The Human Resource Manager, RSM Zambia, Plot 12 Lunzua Road, Rhodespark, P/B E851, Lusaka, Zambia and e-mail your application letter with your CV to: [email protected].

The deadline for receiving applications is 21st March 2021.

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