Area of Focus
Financial services

Erin Sims

Financial Services Senior Analyst, Associate Director
Area of Focus
Financial services

About Erin

Erin Sims is an associate director in RSM UK’s risk assurance services practice, focused on the financial services industry. She is based out of RSM’s Birmingham, England, office.

In 2022, Erin was selected to the firm’s Industry Eminence Program, which positions its analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the various industries RSM serves. As a senior analyst covering the financial services industry, Erin works alongside the firm’s chief economist and other program participants in the United Kingdom and the United States to analyze trends and themes affecting companies in the middle market. 


Erin is an accredited counter fraud specialist and certified fraud examiner with a first-class law degree with honors from Birmingham City University. As a fraud specialist, she understands the structure, systems and processes within an organization and quickly identifies any areas that might be susceptible to fraud or bribery, then works with clients to put in place mitigating measures to prevent and detect such activities.

Erin enjoys learning and developing a deep understanding of her clients so that she can work with them on their business journey. Her naturally inquisitive nature and role as a fraud specialist give her the skills to explore all aspects of client challenges and work with them to determine which solutions will have the biggest impact.

Within RSM UK, Erin is one of the managers in the graduate group, helping to facilitate the newly introduced rotation program. Recently, Erin has also been selected as an employee voice champion; these champions form a network of employees who support RSM UK to identify and implement improvements across all aspects of life at the firm.

Away from work, Erin is a lead member of her residents’ association and volunteers for Waste Savvy Staffs, a campaign that encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle more across Staffordshire, the county in which she lives. In these roles, she works with a diverse range of individuals with the common goal of helping the community.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Accredited counter fraud specialist, University of Portsmouth
  • Certified counter fraud examiner, financial forensics and fraud investigation; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


  • Bachelor of Laws, business law (first class, honors), Birmingham City University