Grant Thornton UK LLP

Insolvency Administrator, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Nov 2020
13 Dec 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:

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Insolvency and asset recovery team deals with insolvencies involving asset tracing and recovery actions, and the investigation of significant shortfalls in insolvency and fraud related cases. Our insolvency practitioners have extensive experience of recoveries in the UK and overseas, including the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. We are supported by colleagues in member firms in all the major offshore and onshore centres. Our stakeholders range from individuals and businesses, to government agencies and major financial institutions.

Our service that encompasses: the assessment of options and cost analysis, valuation, stakeholder management, tax planning, detailed step plans and delivery of the insolvency process in order to achieve realisations for the benefit of stakeholders.

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 this Insolvency Administrator role.

In this role, you’ll be supporting a large team of insolvency practitioners, ensuring the smooth running of the department and cases.  You’ll be part of a team where the key element of the role is to work on and to progress complicated, cross-border investigations and insolvency cases often involving defending or bringing litigation in various jurisdictions. In doing this, you’ll be ensuring that all compliance aspects are dealt with appropriately, case files are accurate and up to date and work is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Own your own work - Although not a core part of the role, there may be a requirement from time to time to take part in activities that develop the Insolvency and asset recovery practice or the wider Advisory practice, e.g. marketing events

Take responsibility – You’ll be required to keep case managers advised on progress and to promptly inform them of any problems or difficulties. We want somebody who is willing to get involved with daily team support duties, analysing bank statements and corresponding with insurers, solicitors and agents on behalf of the team.

Be part of a team – We rely heavily on this individual to oversee case management and compliance, keeping the wider team up to date on progress and flagging potential issues in a timely manner.  

 The minimum criteria

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills 
  • Foreign language ability is preferred but not essential

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.

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of providing outstanding administrative support to large teams

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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