Grant Thornton UK LLP

Assistant Manager, Open to flexible working

Bristol, Cardiff
10 Sep 2020
10 Oct 2020
Contract Type

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 insight 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:

Our forensics and investigations (FIS) team provides vital support to corporates, lawyers and prosecuting authorities on financial matters arising in disputes and investigations. You’ll combine deep technical knowledge and expertise to perform fascinating and complex investigations and work on a wide range of disputes. Every case is completely different.

Job Description:

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this 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.  You will gain experience across the FIS service offering and will contribute to the development of our practice through a proactive business development (BD) strategy, getting out to market regularly.  You will work within a local FIS team that works closely with the national FIS practice as well as with other departments within Grant Thornton.  You will also get to build the skills to develop your career through excellent tailored internal and external training.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Delivering high quality client work as part of your engagement team, carrying out detailed analysis and research and producing written reports and presentations for our clients.
  • Assimilating a large amount of information quickly and ascertaining the key points of interest for our clients.
  • Carrying out a broad range of analysis which varies widely from engagement to engagement, such as: investigating complex frauds, carrying out analysis of loss of profits suffered by businesses in commercial litigation and other proceedings, understanding expenditure on infrastructure projects, reviewing evidence of anti-competitive behaviour and much more.
  • For contentious business valuation work, you will be carrying out: market research, detailed analysis of the companies and their competitors, market multiple analysis, discounted cash flow (DCF) calculations and other valuation methodology calculations as may be appropriate for the engagement.
  • Presenting findings to the team in a clear manner, drawing out relevant conclusions.
  • With time, building a trusted relationship with client staff and communicating our analysis and conclusions with them.

The minimum criteria

  • You should have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent professional qualification. (Minimum requirement)

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.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, primarily Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Some experience of business valuation and/or forensic investigations and disputes is desirable although not required.
  • While the role will be based in the Grant Thornton Bristol office, there is a requirement to travel to London and occasionally other Grant Thornton offices as required.

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.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

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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