Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Post Published: Feb 6, 2019
Firm Name: RSM
Jeff Kim – PCS Superviser
Private Client Service
Fun Fact – Finished a full marathon
David Griffin – Partner
17 years, CSUF Alumni
Fun fact – Done a marathon but never finish one
Jeff – CSUF Alumni
Fun Fact – Been to Vegas and saw the actual Elvis Presley
Robert Chamberlin – Audit associate
Graduated and started with RSM 4 weeks ago
Fun Fact Hiked Catalina trails
Amanda Nguyen – Audit Intern
Matthew – Audit intern
Fun fact – Schedule to audition as a kid but never did it.
Danna – Intern
Elvin – Incoming consulting associate
Grace – North Caifornia office consulting associate
Fun fact – play basketball with left but volleyball with right
Chelsey – Incoming associate
Hannah – Incoming audit associate
Paul Lee – Incoming risk advisory intern
Fun fact – Like to play video games
The premier provider to the middle market.
Over 43,000 people in 120 countries
$5.1 bilion USD in worldwide fee revenues
85+ Offices and nearly 10,000 people across the U.S. and Canada
Firm started in Iowa. The largest firm in Iowa
RSM offices located internationally.
Started in 2017.
Respect – Treat everyone with respect and courtesy.
Integrity – Whatever we do and say, we actually do it. Do not lie.
Teamwork – Work in teams because it is more efficient
Excellence – Take people out to clients to learn more.
Stewardship – Be promoters of the firm and represent RSM.
Strategy – Put clients and people evenly. We need good people and good clients.
Commitment to middle market – Training is geared towards serving the middle market.
Empower – Empower passion innovative team. Speak up if you have anything to improve.
No decision can be a bad decision
Firm have a national budget set aside for anyone who can improve the work and provide innovative
Purpose – Deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues, and communities.
Business and professional
Technology and life science
Nonprofit and education
11 employee networking group. Culture and diversity are really important for RSM. To empower employees so they can serve better to the clients.
Opportunities at RSM
Pathway Leadership Program
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Target accounting majors with 2 years left to 150 units
Interview process in Spring semester
Series of 2 days
Film overview, office visit, client interaction, community service, networking
2 Interviews, in-campus and office.
SLP Leads to internships
Winter program Audit and Tax
12 week program
Busy season experience
Audit & Tax
8 Week program
Entry Level opportunities
CPA Eligible upon graduation
Start dates: January, July
What RSM Looks For
Time management skills, strong work ethic, leadership qualities, great motivation
Jeff: Pathways is honestly a great way to meet professional and get a full time offer. You get a 2-day
taste of the firm and meet a lot of people. People transfer line of service because it allows them to get
to know more of the firm. Employee network group, Jeff has been involved. Recruited 5 years ago to
look at a good fit of the firm. Key thing is to find a good fit and Jeff found his through inspiration. Firm
has invested a lot in ENG and having a diversify network.
Game played: Scattergories
What are common stereotypes of accountant?
What are things you should consider when choosing an employer?
What should you consider when choosing a Line of Business (Audit, Tax, Consulting)?
What are the biggest mistakes made by candidates in the recruiting process?
List tips of things to discuss to make yourself standout to an employer:
RITES – Core value of RSM
Don’t need a cover letter for RSM.
Do not fail to meet the deadlines
2 Summers away for graduating.
Power your education scholarship
$10,000 scholarship awarded to 10 individual
Simple video of 30 seconds
What does “Power of Being Understood” to you.
Individuals who win will automatically get SLP.
Midnight February 28th, central time.
Submit by 9:59 our time.
Master program or graduate will there be any help provided from RSM?
Eminence program where they provide education and training to get you out to conferences and access
of knowledge in different industry. As far as pursuing master, you won’t get reimbursed. On certain
levels there is reimbursement for master in taxation. (Senior)
In RSM it is easier to change line of business. We empower and help make that happen. You are never
stuck in anything in RSM.
When you mention career advisor is it someone at your level or above you.
Someone above your level. Interns get super navigator, there to support and guide you with growth and