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Corporate Communications Manager (Assurance)- Remote Eligible



Marketing & Communications
Maryland, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

The Communications Manager is responsible for creating internal and external communications plans and programs for the assurance line of business. The position will be responsible for building strong relationships and developing multi-channel, compelling strategies, tactics and deliverables to inform, engage and align stakeholders with firm programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as a communication lead for the assurance line of business. Participate in strategy meetings with business and service line leaders and with communications, marketing and growth teams. Develop communication strategies and plans that support assurance business, marketing and growth objectives and align with RSM’s overall vision, purpose, values and strategies.
  • Develop compelling and creative internal and leader communications that inform, engage and inspire appropriate behaviors and actions around assurance business priorities. Publish and integrate consistent messaging across various platforms and channels (e.g., intranet, email, webcasts, SharePoint, Viva Engage) and coordinate the logistics of communication tactics and campaigns to ensure timely and effective execution. Develop processes, templates, toolkits, and meetings in a box.
  • Collaborate with SMEs, editorial, marketing, public relations, and outside PR agency to develop media relations and thought leadership strategies to promote RSM’s audit and assurance expertise and middle market perspectives. Write press releases and social media posts, prepare spokespeople, build media relationships and coordinate interviews.
  • Identify appropriate metrics and KPIs. Monitor and measure results and evaluate communications for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure connectivity and alignment of assurance communications with other line of business, enterprise, industry, global and digital strategies and initiatives. Collaborate with leaders, communications colleagues and counterparts in other functions to ensure communications are planned, sequenced and integrated across the enterprise. Work with the RSM International Executive Office as needed to enhance awareness of U.S. capabilities across the network and alignment with the network around key business objectives and initiatives.
  • Build relationships with team members and key stakeholders. Actively participate in communication team meetings to share ideas and insights to continually improve communication processes, tools and results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • BA/BS (required)
  • MBA (preferred)


  • Exceptional writing and editing skills (required)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (required)
  • Dynamic Signal or other social media platforms (preferred)
  • SharePoint (preferred)
  • Viva Engage (preferred)


  • 7+ years of corporate communications experience (required)
  • Demonstrated experience defining and managing communications strategy for a business unit (required)
  • Effective presentation and communication skills (required)
  • Ability to learn new subject areas quickly (required)


  • Highly collaborative and able to work with a variety of stakeholders to achieve results (required)
  • Proven experience working in a complex, matrixed environment (required)
  • Ability to advise and coach executives in communications best practices, developing compelling messaging and delivering effective communications (required)

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $100,000 - $171,100

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.