Audit Director - Public Services

Grant Thornton
London, UK
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified
Job Description Summary: An external Audit Director with Higher Education, Housing and Charities expertise Come and think independently with an organisation that's doing the same. We're determined to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK and beyond. It's why we empower our people to bring new ideas to the table and take the lead in driving them forward. It's invigorating. It's inspiring. It's creating opportunities every day for our clients, our business, and everyone here. So bring your passion, ambitions and ideas, and together, we will make change happen. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications. Our Public Services Group, newly formed in April as one of the firm's three market facing groups, delivers services to Housing, Higher Education and Charities as well as local government and health. It comprises a team of 500 nationally, with just over 100 specialists based in London. The successful Director will sit within this team in London and will be client facing, winning work, as well as delivering external audits for a portfolio of existing clients within the Housing, Higher Education and Charities sectors. Job Description: What you'll be doing: As Director, you'll take the lead on dealing with large, technically complex clients You'll act as a trusted business adviser to our clients You'll be leading client meetings with senior members of our clients' workforce, including Chief Executives and Finance Directors You'll oversee all aspects of client engagement assuming overall responsibility for allocating work You'll work with our Senior Managers and Managers to ensure they're being supported and coached, whilst identifying any areas for development Who we're looking for: You'll hold a professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA or equivalent) You'll have experience of auditing clients within the Housing, Higher Education and Charities sectors You'll have significant senior level experience and the ability to manage a large portfolio of audit clients, whilst leading a team You'll have experience of leading and managing audits of varying sizes across a range of not for profit sectors including Housing, Higher Education and Charities A genuine interest in our clients with an ability to confidently discuss business challenges and needs You will contribute as part of a senior management team that is growing our business into new markets and service areas We have an open and collaborative culture and as such, you need the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels Passionate about supporting, advising and helping businesses achieve their potential, you'll be someone who wants to make a difference and shape your career and a Vibrant Economy. You'll have strong technical skills and experience of providing clients with quality services. You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. We're looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs: Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business We create sustainable value for our clients We are better together Our CLEARR values underpin all we do We never compromise on quality Valuing you Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you'll be able to shape your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and across our global network of member firms. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs. Becoming a shared enterprise Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. Over the past few years we've been making big changes - moving towards becoming a shared enterprise. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we're better together.