Grant Thornton UK LLP

Audit Proposals Assistant Manager (12 month FTC)

Location
London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
14 Jun 2021
Closes
04 Jul 2021
Ref
R1025913
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Manager
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:

Let's talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a variety of proposals, and playing a key role in the process of winning work, and growing the business, you'll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Audit Proposal Assistant Manager role.
  • Take responsibility. A key role is to take charge of the bids process, reviewing and writing proposal documentation, working closely with the audit team. You will input and provide challenge at different stages of the bids process, including generating content, locating relevant commercial knowledge and insight, and managing the design process. You will act as a point of contact for general audit bid related queries including day to day support for all internal client teams who work on self-service proposals, providing feedback, reviewing and a sense checking service.


  • Own your own work. You will be one of the primary contacts for audit proposals, at all stages of the bids process. With an active role in leading the project management of audit tenders, you will play a key role in shaping and driving the success of the tender. The role will take a hands-on approach to support fee earners with bid no bid evaluation, project management, document production, meeting and presentation preparation, debrief and post bid evaluation. You will take up client tender opportunities by producing high quality documents and be a great support to the audit team in ensuring all aspects of the proposals meet the tender criteria.
  • 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 in the work that we do in creating, developing and delivering tailored audit proposals.
  • Be a part of a team. The Audit Proposals Assistant Manager will support our National Audit business in project, document management and creation of audit proposals. You will work closely with the Audit Proposals Manager and service line specialists and wider Marketing & Business Development teams in ensuring that high quality proposals are written and delivered with the audit team.
  • Build your brand. Given the importance of the Audit Proposal Assistant Manager, this role offers exciting opportunities for the right person to expand their knowledge. The team has a history of developing internal talent to progress.


The minimum criteria
  • You will have worked within a proposals and bids role previously
  • Confidence in managing internal stakeholders and projects


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.
  • Strong and demonstrable experience in writing proposals in a professional services environment
  • You will be able to establish business relationship quickly and effectively
  • Proven attention to detail and ability to inspire confidence
  • Knowledge of the accountancy marketplace

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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