Grant Thornton UK LLP

NAS - Audit Professional Standards Manager (Happy to talk flexible working and location)

Finsbury, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
02 Jul 2022
01 Aug 2022
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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 tailored and responsive approach provides the expertise our clients need, enabling them to grow and make the right decisions about their future.

Now's the time to take everything you know about audit to the next level, with our growing portfolio of clients. The constantly evolving landscape calls for an approach that puts what is right first, ahead of what is easy, and you will need to push ideas harder and ask difficult questions, giving our clients the assurance they need.

Within our Audit practice, we're very keen to support and hire those who have had career breaks or time away from Audit, who would like to return to a busy, flexible auditing role. Our vacancies for qualified Auditors are all open to supporting the up-skilling and re-integration of returners to our business.

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

NAS Manager - Audit Professional Services (flexible on location)

Grant Thornton's commitment to quality has been central to our firm's national audit strategy. We continue on a journey of transformation and improvement, following our quality agenda and we are prepared to invest in the right people to help us achieve our goals. As part of this strategy, we are continuing to invest in our Audit Professional Standards team.

This is a unique opportunity to help drive forward our approach in delivering high quality and efficient audits.

As an Audit Technical Manager within our Audit Professional Standards team, you will:
  • Invest time to develop and maintain strong ISA and Grant Thornton audit methodology knowledge, and you will learn from team members by engaging in training and discussion groups in specialist areas.
  • Strong knowledge must be maintained on relevant audit and assurance reporting requirements, ensuring that the firm's guidance resources, software platforms and templates are maintained and updated on a timely basis.
  • You will contribute to professional debates and be involved in the preparation and delivery of training on complex audit/assurance concepts.
  • You will actively contribute to the development, testing and implementation of next-generation audit software and platforms.
  • Work on developing skills in designated specialist areas, working with team members in such areas and develop contacts with other GT service lines, network member firms and external networks.
  • In line with the firm's CLEARR values, you will seek regular feedback and identify learning/development needs to grow technical and personals skills as well as provide team members with feedback. You'll contribute to the smooth running of the department, by suggesting and implementing any process improvements.
  • By taking a front line role on providing technical advice and expertise to the audit practice, you help the team to provide appropriately robust, pragmatic and timely technical support..
  • You will contribute to the development of technical guidance and supporting materials in specialist areas and be part of the team that provides proactive support to engagement teams.
  • You will be involved in writing relevant deliverables including consultation responses on specified subject matter area.

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as a Technical APS Manager, the minimum criteria you'll need is a professional qualification (ACA, CA or ACCA) with post qualification experience, and have experience of engaging with a technical team on complex queries to ensure you have the skills and experience to provide excellent support to our Audit teams. You should bring a good knowledge of the ISAs.

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.
  • In depth knowledge of ISAs (UK), IFRS and/or UK GAAP
  • Excellent insight and analytical skills in order to interpret data and make sound and robust technically- people- and commercially- based decisions
  • Previous experience of working in, or with, a technical team in a professional services environment
  • Communication skills - a strong ability to articulate technical concepts in a clear and understandable way.
  • Team work/collaboration - Working closely with others with different skillsets and experience to develop the best solutions to complex questions
  • Strong IT skills including proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint and relevant audit software.

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 and locations 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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