Grant Thornton UK LLP

Forensic Accounting Manager or Assistant Manager (flexible on location)

Finsbury, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
21 May 2022
08 Jun 2022
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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:


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

Our Competition Services Team is looking for an accountant at Manager or Assistant Manager level

Do you have an accountancy qualification and two to three years of auditing, business consultancy, or report writing? If so, then this could be the chance for you to put that experience to good use. Working on a portfolio of different cases, one day you could be reviewing monthly financial performance and non-financial KPIs of a small animal practice and the next day you could be assessing European credit card charges to retailers for a global provider.

Our Competition Services team has extensive experience in acting as an Independent Monitor, acting in more than 80 cases and reporting to regulators around the world, like the FTC and the European Commission.

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

A look into the role

As a Manager or Assistant Manager in our Competition Services team, you will:
  • Support the Partner and Directors with their wide and varied portfolio of monitoring assignments
  • Summarise management accounts and provide commentary on large or unusual variances
  • Review KPIs and ascertain reasons for unusual trends
  • Take responsibility for discrete sections of reports such as financial performance of the business
  • Gain insight into a variety of different businesses ranging from global social media platforms to whisky distilleries
  • Participate in and lead discussions with clients, lawyers, and regulators all over the world on a regular basis
  • Help to prepare pitch documents

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as a Competition Services Manager or Assistant Manager, the minimum criteria you'll need is experience of how businesses work in a commercial setting, through direct experience or though audit/advisory/consulting roles.

In addition, we are looking for someone with strong accounting knowledge (AAT or equivalent as a minimum).

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 in an accounting/consultant firm or similar
  • Clear writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Foreign language skills desirable but not essential

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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