Grant Thornton UK LLP

Senior Manager Change Assurance

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
18 Oct 2021
21 Oct 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:

Job Description Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Manager in Change Assurance to join the 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 a (candidate who has 5-10 years' experience in change delivery and understand agile software development life cycles

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 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 stake holders to ensure we are always promoting our core values.

What you will be doing
  • Providing assurance over the governance of projects and programmes delivering IT change across financial services organisations (large and small scale)
  • May include assurance of change portfolio management and methodologies (waterfall and Agile).
  • Working mainly with Internal Audit teams - either directly for the client or as a part of the GT Team, may involve first/second line of defence reviews.
  • Will involve full review lifecycle, involving risk assessment, evaluation and the identification / testing of key controls and reporting.
  • Will involve engagement with senior client representatives (i.e. project sponsors, stakeholders) and delivery team members and management.

The minimum criteria
  • 5-10years industry experience in change delivery or change assurance role
  • Understand applied agile software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrable experience in assuring or delivering complex technology programmes
  • Understand Change governance and risk management practices

Skills to set you apart
  • Tailoring of change delivery methodologies for assurance purposes to the maturity of the client and the complexity of the programme
  • Stakeholder management, experienced to operate with C-suite level stakeholder
  • Ability to present concise messages and reasoning to senior stakeholders and governance committees

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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