Grant Thornton Channel Islands

Recovery & Reorganisation Trainee

Channel Islands
17 May 2023
17 Jun 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

 Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Communicates effectively with clients’ staff with supervision from a Senior Associate. 
  • Understands difficult situations and brings them to the attention of senior staff members. 
  • Develops an understanding of the different requirements of stakeholders. 
  • Is flexible to be able to travel to clients’ premises and to work or study away from home from time to time. 
  • Promotes the Grant Thornton brand in their dealings with the stakeholders. 
  • Develops an awareness of the professional standards expected. 
  • Is aware of the importance of good client relations. 
  • Represents Grant Thornton in a favourable light to clients. 


  • Identifies and actions opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Is proactive in developing their understanding of solvent and insolvent procedures through conducting their own research. 
  • Acts as a role model for promoting the firm's values.
  • Ensures that job review forms are completed on their performance on a regular basis and any identified areas of development are addressed after discussions with line manager. 
  • Responsibility for ensuring own appraisal and job review forms are completed on time, and that a personal training plan is in place.
  •  Required to communicate concerns upwards in a timely fashion. 
  • Builds relationships within the team and within the firm. 
  • Develops accounting, compliance and company secretarial knowledge. 
  • Attends internal training events, including courses, to develop their skills and technical knowledge.
  • For those undertaking professional exams, ensures they comply with the agreed training contract including preparation and maintenance of their student training record.

Operations and results 

  • Case management and compliance: This is the key part of the role and in carrying it out, it is important to report to the Senior Associates on a regular basis to update them on progression and any other matters encountered.
  • Develops an understanding of office and departmental procedures, including understanding of the basic functions of other Grant Thornton departments.
  •  Assists in completing take on procedures including conflict checks, obtaining client due diligence, assisting in drafting engagement letters and setting up new clients.
  • Able to research basic company information i.e. Jersey / Guernsey Registry, Companies House, Land Registry.
  •  Ensures the files are up to date, at the requisite times during the case at the conclusion of an assignment. 
  • Review a company’s books and records at the client, with a Senior Associate or a Manager. 
  • Prepares and files appropriately statutory documents on appointment and throughout the case as instructed by the Senior Associate.
  • Assists in departmental billing.
  • Processes invoices and prepares payment vouchers for approval.
  • Understands and effectively uses IPS for maintenance of up to date records on all cases. 
  •  Prepares first drafts of basic letters, emails and reports to all relevant stakeholders. 
  • Deals with phone calls. 
  •  Appropriately records creditor claims. 
  • Assists with distribution payments by completing the relevant checklists, preparing payments and liaising with banks, feeding information back to the Senior Associate as appropriate. 
  • Prepares final meeting paperwork and correspondence.
  •  Assists in archiving of client files.
  • Assists in ad hoc projects. 
  • Spots opportunities for improvement of departmental procedures and communicates them to the team.


  • Although not a core part of the role, there may be a requirement from time to time to get involved in activities that develop the R&R practice e.g. marketing events.

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Accurately records time spent on cases. 
  • Actively participates in team meetings.
  • Takes ownership of tasks assigned to them and maintains their own to do list. 
  • Raises concerns in respect of case progression.
  • Obtains a relevant professional qualification, if applicable, in accordance with a signed training agreement.  



  • School leaver: 112 UCAS points or equivalent / Graduate: Degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent.
  • Willing and able to undertake a relevant accounting professional qualification and apply that knowledge to gain experience in the role

Desirable but not Essential

·         Previous recovery experience 

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