Financial Services - Business Consulting Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
11 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

Come and think independently with an organisation that's doing the same. We're determined to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK and beyond. It's why we empower our people to bring new ideas to the table and take the lead in driving them forward. It's invigorating. It's inspiring. It's creating opportunities every day for our clients, our business, and everyone here. So bring your passion, ambitions and ideas, and together, let's make change happen. The time you spend outside of work helps shape what you can bring to our firm. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications

Helping clients of all shapes and sizes, in financial services advisory we support businesses who make a major contribution to the growth of the economy in the UK and beyond. You'll provide financial services organisations of many different sizes with the advice and solutions they need to unlock sustainable growth or navigate complex risks and challenges. You'll help them achieve their business goals, enable them to grow sustainably and in turn help to shape a vibrant economy.

What you'll be doing:

• creates a positive first impression, projecting a professional image
• proactively builds own network both internal and external to the Firm to generate leads
• actively seeks to support the preparation of sales proposals and pitches, including research
• understands the services of Grant Thornton and takes an active role in cross selling
• leads initiatives to raise the awareness of Business Consulting within the Firm
• takes an active role in marketing events and seminars, including organising, as required by the department
• supports the development of FC product collateral, including tools and templates etc.
• responsibility for capturing of experiences and credentials after each project

• projects a professional image and builds good rapport with the client, with a clear understanding of client expectations
• interacts confidently with clients, with impact and gravitas
• day to day client relationship lead role for smaller projects, regularly updating key client stakeholders and responding to client needs
• understands the key issues within a business using previous experiences across functional and sector bases
• flexibility to be able to travel to clients premises and respond to client requests at short notice
• collects and presents information (verbal and written) to clients and engagement leaders in a logical manner
• communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
• leads report drafting for smaller projects, or drafting of specific sections for larger projects, with minimal oversight, ensuring accuracy for all figures presented
• ability to work autonomously on specific pieces of work and smaller projects (under the supervision of a people manager)
• actively participates in (and for smaller projects leads) the presentation of conclusions and recommendations to clients

• works effectively and enthusiastically with all members of the team
• adopts a proactive, 'sleeves rolled up' attitude
• prepares own self-appraisal and regularly seeks feedback after each assignment
• supports the provision of 'on the job' training to Executives including regular feedback
• actively seeks opportunities to attend training courses to develop technical and softer skills
• demonstrates team leadership by supporting the management and running of the department (e.g. by organising team meetings and initiatives)

Operations and results
• drafts project budgets and monitors/manages actual costs versus budget
• ensures fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors kept to a minimum
• responsibility for leading take on procedures, including drafting letters of engagement for Partner or director approval
• ensures all files are closed down on completed projects in accordance with the Firm's policy (including approval sign off)

•Experience of working within the Financial Services (FS) industry (Corporate, Investment or Retail Banking / Insurance / Investment Management)
•Proven core consulting skills is a must, ideally within a Big 4 or similar environment
•Is open to working across all FS sectors
•Has a good grasp of the issues both currently affecting the FS Industry and those which are likely to impact in the future, and how they may influence FS Business Consulting clients
•Able to demonstrate strong project/programme management experience. This will include responsibility for leading smaller projects with minimal oversight
•Good experience in business development activities, which includes supporting the preparation of sales proposals and pitches
•Proven people management skills and experience
•Interacts confidently with clients. Has the ability to develop structured arguments which are based on logical analysis and strategic thinking
•Communicates clearly and concisely - both verbally and in writing
•Good team player
•Keen to be involved in, Client delivery, Practice development, Personal development
•Flexible to travel to clients' premises and respond to requests at short notice
•Adopts a pro-active, ‘sleeves rolled up attitude'
•Transformation experience - in a change, digital and/or finance effectiveness environment

Who we're looking for:

Passionate about supporting, advising and helping businesses achieve their potential, you'll be someone who wants to make a difference and shape your career and a Vibrant Economy. You'll have strong technical skills and experience of providing clients with quality services.

You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs:

* Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business

* We create sustainable value for our clients

* We are better together

* Our CLEARR values underpin all we do

* We never compromise on quality

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you'll be able to progress your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and beyond. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs.

Becoming a shared enterprise

Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we're better together.

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