More than you expected
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:
You already know what an Audit Assistant Manager does, so we want to tell you what it’s like to work within Audit at Grant Thornton, and what can we offer you that others don’t. Why Audit at Grant Thornton
Our UK audit practice is built of over 2,300 people working across 24 locations throughout the UK, led by Fiona Baldwin and supported by 50 audit partners. We’re really proud of the strong position our audit practice is in from a wellbeing, resource and quality perspective, the latter of which is shown through our recent positive AQR results. For the second year running, we are the No.1 firm in the UK for audit quality, and in 2022 became the first firm ever to receive 100% of our files graded as good or only limited improvements required by the FRC. Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals. Our tailored and responsive approach provides the expertise our clients need, enabling them to grow and make the right decisions about their future.
Our size and culture allow us to give you more opportunities within your career. You will have more responsibility for client outputs, more variety in the work you take on and the clients you work with, and we will work with you to understand your preference and skill set in order to determine your portfolio. You can develop your career in a way that works for you, and the firm, and we’ll support you with development programmes and opportunities along the way.
We’re keen to support and hire those who have had career breaks or time away from Audit in industry roles and would like to return to a flexible, enjoyable audit role. We welcome the experience and insights that a broad experience of both life and work bring to our teams and our clients. Our vacancies for qualified Auditors are all open to supporting the up-skilling and re-integration of returners to our business. Life is about 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. Whether that’s reduced hours, condensed hours or job shares, we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance. Everyone in the firm is encouraged to work in a hybrid way, want to go for a run at 3pm, or collect children from school? That’s fine with us if it fits with your client work. Our framework for how we work underpins our approach, giving us all the confidence to make decisions that work for us, and our teams. The nature of our Entrepreneurial Services client base means that there are fewer ‘hard’ reporting deadlines. We expect you to be accountable for your time and manage your work and teams to achieve client deadlines, whilst also enjoying the heightened level of flexibility that an audit role of this nature affords you. 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. A look into the role
We’re looking for people who want to do more than simply deliver a market-leading audit. As an Audit Assistant Manager within our Entrepreneurial Services team, you will possess a broader business awareness, a base level of knowledge across accounting and tax and, most importantly, a client-centered growth mindset. You will work proactively with specialists across our practice to bring our clients integrated advice, looking at how we innovate digitally for clients and how we support clients to achieve their growth ambitions. Some of your responsibilities will include:
Knowing you’re right for us
- Become a trusted business advisor to our clients, with a focus on quality and reputation
- Project manage client work and oversee all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion
- Lead onsite audit teams, preparing and reviewing financial statements and updating management
- Build and maintain strong working relationship with your team and our clients, providing support to junior team members
- Constantly strive to push yourself, and the business, further, knowing you’re supported through every stage
Joining us as an Audit Assistant Manager, the minimum criteria you’ll need is a professional qualification (ACA, ICAS, CA, ACCA or CIPFA) with post qualification experience, and to be confident managing a portfolio of audit clients. 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.
Beyond the job
- Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP / FRS102
- An interest in our clients, with the ability to confidently discuss business challenges and needs
- Extensive experience of using audit software and Microsoft packages
- Project management experience
- An interest in maintaining and developing your technical knowledge
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.