Grant Thornton Ireland

Manager, Regulatory and Risk, Asset Management

06 Feb 2024
06 Mar 2024
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We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.

Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has almost 3,000 people in 9 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermuda, with a presence in over 145 countries around the world, and a global network of over 68,000 people.

At GT, we work as trusted advisors, bringing local knowledge and national expertise, with a global presence, to help businesses succeed – wherever they are located. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships and empowering our clients to make the right decisions for their organisation now and for the future. Whether that is working with the public sector to build thriving communities, with regulators and financial institutions to build trust, or with a diverse range of businesses to help them achieve their goals, Grant Thornton Ireland work hard to support clients to act on the issues that matter.

At GT Ireland we don’t just predict your future, we build it.

A Career at GT

Looking for a more fulfilling role in professional services? One where fresh thinking, collaboration, and diversity are valued? At Grant Thornton we do things differently.

What does this mean for you?

A career in a more inclusive working environment, a more collaborative work culture, a more supported, flexible working role, more possibilities to grow and more opportunities to help shape the future for your clients. We respect and value your experience. And we want you to bring your authentic self to work and be at your best. It is how it should be.

Grow with us

At Grant Thornton, we care about our people and work hard to make you feel valued. If you are looking to deepen and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience throughout your career, then that is what you will get, and more.

Job Description

Grant Thornton currently has exciting opportunities within its Regulatory and Risk practice. Grant Thornton’ provides solutions to regulated entities to help them meet prudential regulatory challenges, ranging from supervisory reporting to providing technical advice on key regulations.

This role will be attractive to individuals who can rise to a challenge, who are adaptable and enjoy working in a dynamic environment. The role offers highly attractive career development and progression opportunities. The Regulatory and Risk practice within Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory (FSA) is currently seeking driven and self-motivated professionals with experience in working in companies in the asset management sector and the regulatory environment.

These roles present a great opportunity for driven individuals to work with experts in the area and develop their own knowledge and skills in the area and grow with the practice. The roles are primarily based from our headquarters on City Quay in Dublin City Centre, but working from our Regional offices will also be possible.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the successful delivery of a wide variety of engagements, including the development of client relationships in order to enhance our reputation and brand;
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives and use this knowledge on assignments;
  • Supporting technical regulatory queries;
  • Participating in clients’ regulatory reporting and disclosures to the market;
  • Actively assisting clients with regulatory submissions such as Financial Reporting, Annex IV, PRIIPS, KIIDs, and KIDS;
  • Growing your knowledge as changes in legislation and guidance are drafted and published;
  • Participating in face to face meetings with clients and regulators;
  • Ensuring quality and timely service is delivered to clients; and
  • Assisting in preparation of presentations and marketing initiatives.

The following experience is highly desired:

  • Understanding and working knowledge of the Funds and asset management industry.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a risk or regulatory role within in the asset management and funds industry or professional services;
  • Operational risk and risk advisory, control assurance or compliance monitoring role is a distinct advantage;
  • Qualification relevant to risk management, regulatory compliance, accounting, consulting, e.g. ACA, ACCA, Industry recognised qualifications (e.g. Compliance Institute, IOB courses), PMP, Six Sigma, etc.;
  • Awareness of current topics in asset management and challenges facing the asset management industry;
  • Detailed knowledge of Asset Management regulation (e.g. AML/CFT, UCITS, AIFMD, EMIR, CP 86, ESG/SFDR, MAR & Market Conduct Risk, and other relevant Irish and European obligations such as CBOI requirements etc.);
  • Understanding of Fund risks and governance, processes and organisations;
  • Knowledge of financial reporting;
  • A work ethic which provides a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • A strong team player who is also prepared to lead;
  • An ability to foster trusted relationships;
  • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • An ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job;
  • Excellent organisational, verbal communication and time management skills.
  • Ensuring quality and timely service is delivered to clients; and
  • Assisting in preparation of presentations and marketing initiatives.

Life at GT

Reward and benefits

Our reward and benefits are designed to create an environment where our people can flourish. We are committed to building a culture where our people have access to the necessary benefits to help promote a healthy lifestyle and thrive.

Inclusion and diversity

Included and valued for your difference is how everyone should feel at work. Not just because it is right, but because we are all at our best when we are able to be ourselves. So, when you join Grant Thornton, we will work hard to ensure that is how you feel. We want you for who you are. We are excited to see the personality and perspectives you will bring to our team because we know we will all benefit from them.

Diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision-making, improves the quality of our delivery, and helps us to meet the needs of our clients. Our firm is built on people and their ideas, so we want to hear all the new perspectives and fresh thinking you have to offer.


We want to create a culture of recognition and celebrating success, by saying thank you to people who surpass our expectations and recognising the right values and behaviours. Our Shout Out recognition scheme is our way of highlighting and promoting achievements. Whether you simply want to say thank you, celebrate a special occasion or give an award for doing something exceptional, you can do all of this and more through the scheme.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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