Grant Thornton UK LLP

Technology Assurance - Assistant Manager

London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
08 May 2021
06 Jun 2021
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Join us and you'll shape more than just your career

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.

Job Description:

We are seeking an Assistant Manager to join the Business Risk Services (Financial Services) - IT Advisory team. This opportunity will develop and grow your career with project driven work where each assignment is different from the last. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in delivering assurance and advisory services to an array of financial services clients, to address their business and regulatory needs.

Whilst the individual will primarily be aligned to IT Advisory, they will have the opportunity to learn about, and support, our wider team's proposition covering cyber security, data privacy, payments, and operational resilience.

Let's talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you'll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from the Business Risk Services (Financial Services) - IT Advisory team.
  • Making quality second nature - This means doing what's right even when no one's looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do.
  • Own your own work - Lead from the front in-regards to delivering client work.
  • Be a part of a team - Take responsibility for developing more junior team members, understanding their career aspiration and support in this delivery.
  • Build your brand - Good communication capability to the internal population and the external stakeholders to ensure we are always promoting our core values.

The minimum criteria
  • Experience supporting the planning and delivery of projects of varying sizes, preferably within the financial services sector.
  • Some knowledge of, and potential accreditation in, project management / project management office methods and approaches.
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders, and understanding clients' needs.
  • Strong communication skills, including report writing.
  • Analytical, with the ability to understand current state processes, undertake design and operational effectiveness testing, identify issues, and help define solutions.
  • Takes ownership of assigned areas, and delivers high quality outputs, to time and budget.

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.
  • An understanding of key business and regulatory drivers shaping the financial services sector today.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to develop industry and technical knowledge through in-house training opportunities and on the job learning.
  • Experience supporting business development activities e.g., creating proposals and collateral.
  • Considers how we can improve current processes, enhance our current offering and realise new opportunities to meet our clients' needs.

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 work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. 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.

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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