Grant Thornton UK LLP

Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (happy to talk flexible working)

Location
Finsbury, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
24 Jan 2022
Closes
25 Jan 2022
Ref
R1027678
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Manager
More than you expected

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.

Job Description:

MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.

NEW GROUND WON'T BREAK ITSELF.

Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

We're happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we'll support you to balance your work and life.

To deliver specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas, whilst adding value to their commercial objectives. To ensure that all work is delivered to a high quality whilst managing project economics and risk. To assist senior management in leading the wider team, delivering on the commercial objectives of FAAS and contributing to the continued success and growth of the firm.

A look into the role

As a Financial Reporting Advisory Manager within our team, you will:
  • Assists in the production and presentation of proposals for new work
  • Assists in the development of unique service offerings and marketing collateral
  • Contributes to thought leadership and business development activities
  • Organises and attends office marketing events, is aware of the wider range of services the firm offers and suggests innovative products to address the clients' needs
  • Builds and maintains relationships with other departments to maximise client satisfaction
  • Delivers on projects which focus on the application of technical accounting, for example GAAP conversions, preparation of complex financial statements, merger and acquisition activity (ie, reporting accountant engagements and business combinations), implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training - often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Valuations and Tax
  • Responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all colleagues and clients
  • Remains updated to clients' business and is the key contact for day-to-day queries
  • Adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures, including being familiar with and consulting relevant technical guidance
  • Responsible for managing project teams, ensuring work is appropriately completed with the right resources
  • Manages, motivates, and coaches team members and provides feedback through regular communication and timely appraisal whilst being familiar with relevant training and development options
  • Leads departmental and office meetings, whilst demonstrating continuous self and team development and awareness of the wider team's strategy and objectives
  • Confident and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity in a project environment, and can translate this into effective coaching and client delivery
  • Controls the project in relation to timescales, budgets, and risk management procedures
  • Consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, gross margin, fee income and client service
  • Accurately records time spent, documents reasons for overruns and agrees on additional fees with the client
  • Manages workload and takes on new work unprompted
  • Passionate about the quality of work they deliver for clients, always seeking to learn and develop
  • Supports the technical development and training initiatives of the team

Undertakes timely and effective supervision and review of the project team's output

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as a Financial reporting Advisory Manager, the minimum criteria you'll need is a professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, CA, ACCA or CIPFA) with post qualification experience, and to be confident managing a large portfolio of audit clients. It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we'll help you develop along the way.

  • Experience of managing a medium to large portfolio of audit clients or projects
  • Technical accounting experience and knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP. Experience and knowledge of US GAAP and Companies Act favourable.
  • Experience in leading and developing client relationships
  • Experience of leading teams and project management
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring junior colleagues


Knowing we're right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you'll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why we're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you'll be giving back to society. It's that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what's right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It's how it should be.

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