Job Description Summary :
To take full ownership of many complex allocated assignments, with minimal director / partner involvement, in a way that meets and exceeds the clients’ expectations whilst taking responsibility for managing and developing staff and growing the business.
Job Description : Markets
Keeps abreast of relevant industry and professional developments and contributes to thought leadership. Develop own area of specialism and be the go to person in that area.
Builds a personal network at a senior management level from which to generate leads.
Develops new business from own contacts and collaborative working with FSG colleagues or others in the wider firm. Deliver fee income in line with annually agreed obejectives
Contributes effectively to developing, launching and exploiting new initiatives and service lines to diversify the business.
Takes an active part in networking events and introduces contacts to colleagues.
Leads or speaks at industry, professional and client recognised external events.
Acts as an ambassador for the firm in seeking out opportunities to raise the profile of FSG and Grant Thornton in the market place.
Demonstrates an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and takes an active role in cross selling.
Participates in business development activities and contributes effectively to sales pitches and drafting proposals.
Ensures client take-on is completed in accordance with Grant Thornton risk management procedures.
Takes day to day management responsibility for delivery of a portfolio of client assignments.
Takes responsibility for managing selected client accounts.
Effectively manages client expectations regarding fees, delivery and deadlines.
Acts as a role model for colleagues and demonstrates leadership.
Is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and wellbeing.
Takes responsibility and ownership for wider team issues.
Leads, manages, motivates and coaches team members, contributing to positive morale.
Ensures staff are working collaboratively across all areas within the FSG to maximise our contribution to the firm and to clients.
Provides constructive upward feedback to more senior colleagues.
Develops others, providing appropriate learning and development opportunities and interventions.
Completes a timely appraisal and personal development plan for self and others, as appropriate.
Works in line with the firm's CLEARR values, of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility.
Proactively manages own career, seeking out regular feedback and opportunities to work on a variety of assignment to build on existing experience.
Attends training to develop technical and personal skills; takes proactive steps to develop self awareness and performance.
Assists with recruitment as necessary.
Meets CPE requirements and completes return on time.
Meets all relevant requirements of Actuarial Profession.
Operations and results
Prepares and inputs to the teams budgeting process
Prepares fee estimates and budgets for client assignments and manages client expectations about changes and overruns.
Ensures assignments are delivered profitably and (unless otherwise agreed prior to commencement of the assignment) with full recovery (above 75%) of billable, chargeable time, with WIP write-outs kept to a minimum.
Contributes to ensuring maximum utilisation of staff and identifies and implements opportunities to work more efficiently.
Ensures bills are raised accurately and promptly, fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors are kept to a minimum.
Ensures compliance with, and adherence to, the firm's risk management policies and procedures.
Keeps partners informed of progress, draws issues to their attention and implements agreed actions.
Participates in the presentation of conclusions and recommendations to the client and discusses the implications and action points.
Designs and undertakes high quality analytical work requiring minimal input from directors and partners.
Writes high quality, professionally presented reports, requiring minimal input from directors and partners.
Deputises effectively for partners and directors when they are unavailable.
Ensures all files are closed down on completed projects in accordance with Grant Thornton policy.
Projects a confident and professional image.