Grant Thornton Ireland

Manager - Asset Management

Cork, Kildare, Limerick, Galway, Dublin
01 May 2024
01 Jun 2024
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We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.

Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has nearly 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.

Department Overview

We, in Audit and Assurance are looking to expand our Asset Management team due to our exponential growth. This position will give you exposure to some exciting industries such as Funds, Aviation Leasing, Structured Finance and SPV, whilst also giving you the opportunity to collaborate with clients both locally and globally. We are looking for passionate individuals, who are self-motivated, capable of using their own initiative and have the ability to plan, control and complete audit engagements for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Arising from this growth, we are seeking to strengthen our existing financial services audit team with audit managers to meet the needs of current and future clients operating within all of the sectors listed above.

Main Responsibilities

  • Taking a responsibility for a portfolio of clients to ensure delivery of multi-disciplined services in line with engagement objectives, scope and budget.
  • Lead and co-ordinate engagement teams to deliver services to clients within set deadlines.
  • Assisting and motivating the team, allocating administration tasks (including staff and job allocation) job planning, training needs, staff issues, identification of resources required etc.)
  • Acting as a technical resource for financial services covering a range of accounting standards to include IFRS, US GAAP and FRS 102. This will include training and the production of internal and external technical information.
  • Ongoing supervision, training and development of staff to ensure that firm standards are maintained throughout the entire audit process.
  • Managing work in progress, billing, cash collection and budgeting.
  • Participate in business development activities including preparation and presentation of proposals.
  • Proactively develop client relationships, working closely with client management to develop commercially focused solutions to issues identified.
  • Proactively cross sell the product offering of the Business Unit and work closely with other areas to identify sales opportunities.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating a clear ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities while maintaining the highest standards of quality and risk management.
  • Work with client financial and regulatory reporting teams to help manage the preparation and review of statutory financial statements, and deliver other financial information.

Skills and Attributes

  • ACA/ ACCA/ CPA qualified with 5+ years’ PQE;
  • Audit experience of financial services entities (or any recent audit experience together with other experience of working in the financial services sector)
  • excellent communication skills (written and oral communication, especially report writing skills)
  • strong technical competence including extensive knowledge of auditing and assurance standards and IFRS; working knowledge of US GAAP and FRS 102 are desirable
  • the ability to motivate and manage staff under tight deadlines
  • project and portfolio management experience
  • strong interpersonal skills, initiative and attention to detail
  • strong commercial awareness and understanding of the financial sector and regulatory agenda

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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