Grant Thornton UK LLP

Pensions Audit Associate

Location
Leicester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2020
Closes
15 Oct 2020
Ref
R1023710
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
JobDescription Summary:
We are a flexible employer and can offer a range of flexible working patterns from part to full-time, as well as working from home.

We believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insights empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

We have an extensive client base, including over 50 schemes with assets in excess of £1 billion, and we act on behalf of 25% of the top 100 schemes in the UK. Our experience includes a full range of different benefit structures, outsourced providers, and investment portfolios that comprises assets within all the different asset classes available.

Job Description:

Here are some things you can expect from this pensions audit role.
  • Making quality second nature. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards and quality we expect from our people.
  • Own your own work. You will lead onsite audit teams, prepare and review financial statements and will keep management updated on progress.
  • Be a part of a team. You will be a part of a national, dynamic pensions audit team, working as part of a team to complete and deliver audits to a range of clients. We will be asking you to work as part of a team and support project management and work directly with clients under the guidance of your colleagues. You will be working closely with the Audit managers to deliver quality audit to a timetable and contribute to a continuous improvement ethos for the team.
  • Take responsibility. We will empower you to act as a trusted business adviser to our clients. You will oversee all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion.
  • Build your brand. Working closely with your people manager, you will find areas where you can develop, collaborate and communicate more effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. You will get the opportunity to build your brand as a trusted adviser to clients and within our firm.


The minimum criteria
  • You will be working towards gaining your professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, CA or ACCA (or CIPFA))
  • Proven experience of working on pensions audit.


Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don't worry if you don't tick every box. It's important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.
  • Extensive experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages
  • Have a good working knowledge of IFRS 102
  • A genuine interest in our clients with an ability to confidently discuss business challenges and needs
  • An interest in maintaining and developing your technical knowledge in order to facilitate and lead valuable discussions with our clients


Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we'll want you to show us how they're important to you, too.

Collaboration: We are aligned around a common purpose that unites us in providing the same quality experience for our clients and our people, seamlessly across borders.

Leadership: We are committed to the success of our clients, our people, our profession, and our stakeholders at large, demonstrating leadership at all levels.

Excellence: We are passionate about exceeding expectation and delivering high quality work. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible - changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people's lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what's right.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we're also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you've seen our values, it shouldn't be a surprise that we're creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone - regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO

There's more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes...the things you do and the people you're with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you'd like to work flexibly, let us know. We're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

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