Grant Thornton understands how important audited financial statements are to businesses, shareholders/owners, lenders, investors and other stakeholders. We work closely and consultatively with over 1,000 companies annually, ranging from listed companies to SME’s, to first understand their businesses and the risks they face, and then focus our efforts where they matter most. We work with clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and to help them better understand their businesses. We also consider it our job to continually inform our clients about accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may affect their businesses.

Our Financial Services specialist audit teams are growing quickly and as we expand we are looking for driven, ambitious and dynamic individuals to join our FS practice. We partner with firms across the banking, insurance, capital markets and investment management sectors to help achieve strategic goals, meet regulatory demands, and ensure that people and customers reach their potential.

Job Description:

Whilst working as part of a team, your responsibilities will include planning, directing and completing audits; supervising staff; and reviewing financial statements and related technical accounting services. You’ll work closely with partners and staff on people and client management and practice development.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing financial audits and managing to budget
  • Prepare or review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You'll produce client deliverables, specifically drafting reports for management review
  • Prepare or review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • Identify, discuss and propose conclusions on technical areas of financial reporting and audit issues identified during the course of the audit
  • Oversee aspects of audit fieldwork and completion
  • Take an active part in the audit planning discussions to identify audit risks and devise an appropriate audit strategy
  • Be a key client contact, providing a hands-on role that exceeds client expectations
  • Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on audit process and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed.
  • Work with audit team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit process.
  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
  • Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
  • Participate in recruiting efforts as needed.
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.

Who we're looking for:

  • Two to five years of progressive public accounting experience with in-charge auditing
  • Previous experience working on Financial Services clients such as Banks, Asset Management and Insurance
  • Professionally qualified (ACA, CA, ACCA)
  • Have experience of working on complex audits and delegating workloads accordingly
  • Comfortable using audit software and Microsoft packages
  • Strong technical accounting skills with proficiency in IFRS
  • Ability to supervise staff and lead projects
  • Previous experience of auditing relevant industries to Grant Thornton’s client base
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
  • Strong leadership, recruiting, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.

You must also share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.