International Specialist

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RSM US is looking for an International Specialist to join its International Services Office (ISO), a dynamic team of globally agile professionals who advise and help RSM US teams deliver global engagements and win complex pursuits. 


Handling over 1,000 projects that touch nearly 100 countries every year, the ISO maintains deep knowledge of RSM’s capabilities worldwide and of current global issues faced by our clients. 


The ISO project manages the firm’s global transformation and has direct responsibility over services to foreign direct investors (FDIs). It drives harmonized service delivery and growth across North America and inter-regionally with key trading partners across the world.  The team strives to leverage on the latest technology to maximize collaboration across our vast organization, and to capture and share unique, relevant knowledge in real time.


The successful candidate will demonstrate high learning agility, some international experience, and the ability to leverage on tacit knowledge to be an effective advisor.


What you bring:  The ideal candidate will be a fast, ongoing learner who is comfortable with balancing multiple, diverse projects in a fast-moving environment.  Desired skillsets include 1) process improvement orientation, 2) professional services experience, 3) ability to collaborate with a variety of teams, across multiple countries, cultures and technical areas and 4) ability to leverage technology to improve knowledge management and organizational learning.


What you’ll learn:  The successful candidate will acquire expertise in global project management, how foreign financial reporting & tax compliance impacts US operations, scoping/anticipating needs of foreign owned companies, how to architect effective multi-national engagement teams, and best practices to win new engagements.  The International Specialist will advise on a broad array of cross-border issues and will be in a position to learn and exercise leadership on an enterprise-wide basis.


The International Specialist builds effective working relationships with partners and leaders in the U.S. and overseas, and supports growth and market facing activities such as presentations to prospects, clients and internal audiences.



  • Consult with engagement teams on best practices for cross-border projects and proposals

  • Build and maintain deep knowledge of our global resources in the U.S. and abroad, as well as expertise in navigating and engaging those resources for the benefit of our client experience.

  • Support and contribute to strategic, firm-wide global programs

  • Contribute to client-facing sales and work product delivery for companies entering the US, or US multi-nationals expanding internationally. This may or may not include travel. 

  • Develop and communicate recommendations for process improvement with a focus on enhancing knowledge capture and effective sharing across the organization



    Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Work experience of 2+ years,

  • Some experience in a professional services environment (e.g. Accounting, Consulting, Audit or Tax) preferred

  • Project management skills

  • Ability to adapt easily to change and work effectively with ambiguity

  • Exceptional client service skills

  • Comfort using technology solutions to improve processes

  • Highly proficient in English with the ability to clearly articulate complex ideas

  • Comfort with preparing executive-level presentations

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

  • Modeling & data analysis capabilities

  • Ability to speak, read, and write in at least one foreign language

  • Cross cultural awareness and ability to work effectively with international clients and foreign colleagues

  • Ability to develop strong internal working relationships across, and an understanding of, multiple functional areas, both domestically and globally. 




You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req4294
Line of Business: Internal Client Service
SubFunction: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4294
Location: One South Wacker Dr Ste 800, , Chicago, IL US
Region: National
Job Category: Administrative Professional
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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