Senior Manager
Grant Thornton UK LLP
London , GB
4d ago

Job Description Summary :

To take full ownership of many complex allocated assignments, with minimal director or partner involvement, in a way that meets and exceeds the clients expectations whilst taking responsibility for managing and developing employees and growing the business.

Job Description : Markets

Markets

  • Keeps abreast of relevant industry and professional developments and contributes to thought leadership
  • Builds a personal network from which to generate leads
  • Develops new business from own contacts and collaborative working with Financial Services Group colleagues or others in the wider firm
  • 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 the Financial Services Group 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
  • Clients

  • 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
  • Projects a confident and professional image
  • People

  • 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 employees are working collaboratively across all areas within Financial Services Group 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 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
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