Grant Thornton UK LLP

Assistant Manager, Accounting Services (Happy to talk flexible working)

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
21 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021
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Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.

Job Description:

Let's talk about the role

Here are some things you can expect from this Accounting Services Assistant Manager role.

• 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. Using your accounting and financial reporting experience to prepare statutory financial statements for a wide variety of companies and groups, delivering high-quality work both to time and in budget. Be the day-to-day contact for clients, proactively managing the year-end process from planning through to completion.
• Be a part of a team. Your opportunity to join a fast-growing team in a vibrant working environment. From supporting the senior manager on client delivery and ad hoc projects, to developing and inspiring more junior members, you will be a valued member of the team. Take part in group initiatives to evaluate and continually improve the way we work together.
• Take responsibility. Build rapport with clients, with a clear understanding of their business, challenges, and expectations. Demonstrate a willingness to understand and recognise a breadth of possible technical issues and identify and seek solutions including technical research and seeking advice from more senior team members, where appropriate.
• Build your brand. Assist with the preparation of proposals to new clients, build lasting relationships with other Grant Thornton service lines and act as an ambassador of the firm. Demonstrate a self-awareness of how you respond to situations and how your behaviour impacts others and attend workshops to develop both technical and personal skills.

The minimum criteria

Professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, CA or ACCA) with post qualified experience

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.

• Experience working in an accounting practice, particularly with financial reporting.

• Ability to work in a team and to tight deadlines and flexible in approach.

• Numerate with sound accounting and double entry skills.

• Knowledge of CaseWare desirable.

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.

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 their best. We provide opportunities for all our people to fulfil their potential by embracing and respecting difference whether that is age, disability, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic background, working style, education and family or care responsibilities.

"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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