Grant Thornton UK LLP

Manager: Change Assurance

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Oct 2021
24 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:


Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

We're happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we'll support you to balance your work and life.

A look into the role

As a Change Assurance Manager within our Change Assurance team, you will:
  • Providing assurance over the governance of projects and programmes delivering IT change across financial services organisations (large and small scale)
  • The assurance of change portfolio management and methodologies (waterfall and Agile).
  • You may be required to support the wider co-source team in the delivery of technology or third-party assurance engagements.
  • 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.

Knowing you're right for us
  • Joining us as a Change Assurance Manager, the minimum criteria you'll need is assurance experience in Internal Audit or Risk roles with some exposure to project / programme / portfolio assurance.

It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we'll help you develop along the way.
  • Able to execute an audit
  • Understand the basics of Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies.
  • Understand change governance and risk management practices
  • 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

Knowing we're right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you'll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why 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.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you'll be giving back to society. It's that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what's right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It's how it should be.

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