Grant Thornton LLP Risk Advisory Associate - Summer 2022 in New York, New York
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Who is Grant Thornton?
Hi. We’re Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (A.K.A. one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.) With us, business feels more personal — for our clients and for you. That makes us different. Better. And we’re looking for applicants who are too.
Different how? It means working with numbers doesn’t make you a number. Here, your voice matters. Our inclusive community and caring culture rejects limits and egos, which helps make our work stronger and you thrive. From our global clients and no-silos style, we empower you with opportunity from day one, then set you up for long-term success with flexibility, resources and connections. It’s how we help you create a career you love — and more.
Interested? Get to know us better at gt.com/careers and read on to learn more how you’ll help us become even bolder:
What is Risk?
The digitization of currencies, transactions, relationships, experiences and assets has transformed entire industries. Technologies extend borders and reach, creating new customers, business partners, avenues of access, methods of innovation and forms of value. At the same time, ongoing disruption in the marketplace and in the competitive and regulatory landscape presents continually evolving strategic, operational, financial and other risks.
To move forward in this challenging environment, many management teams are turning to advisers like Grant Thornton LLP for broader industry and business perspectives and proven experience to assist them with developing and implementing their risk management programs, and providing attestations and certifications to validate the risk mitigation strategies relevant to their customers.
Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.
Risk Associates are responsible for delivering engagements ranging from business process and information systems controls assessments and testing to support regulatory, compliance and other strategic, operational and attestation engagements.
RISK ADVISORY SERVICES ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate and test business processes and IT controls and identify areas of risk
Apply current knowledge of trends to identify business risk management issues and other opportunities for improvement
Work with the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address business risks and issues and supporting controls
Work with risk teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address business process and IT controls risks and issues
Execute assigned client engagements from start to completion of information systems assessments and/or business process control reviews
Gain a comprehensive understanding of assigned client operations, processes and business objectives, and then utilize that knowledge on assigned engagements
Participate in recruiting efforts as needed
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate
Other duties as assigned
Why become a Risk Associate?
A Risk Associate will gain exposure to various areas of the practice by participating as an active member on consulting and compliance projects and by becoming an integral part of the delivery teams. As a Risk Associate your primary responsibility will be executing high quality Risk projects and services from beginning to end under the supervision of experienced Risk leadership. You will be responsible for efficiently managing your workload to budget and learning how to apply technical skills across our various Risk solutions. As a Risk Associate you’ll have opportunities to build client relationships by developing a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and delivering value through your insight and quality work. In addition, as a Risk Associate you’ll focus on continuously developing your technical and professional skills to grow and expand your role in the Risk practice. Additional responsibilities may include:
Performing detailed analysis to identify and assess compliance or opportunities for improvement , documenting conclusions, and providing recommendations
Utilizing and continuously learning new technologies to collaborate with team members and enhance service delivery
Utilizing various data collection techniques, selecting appropriate method and prioritization to fit project objectives and deliverables, and applying established analytical models to evaluate data, costs and benefits
What are we looking for in an Associate?
Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton’s core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.
Risk Advisory Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
Desire to pursue CPA, PMP, CISA, CISSP, CIA, CAMS, or CISM license/certification preferred
Overall GPA of 3.2/4.0
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel 60%-100% as required
Interest to work cross functionally throughout different business processes within an organization
Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Strong technical aptitude and problem-solving skills
Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment
Desire to pursue applicable professional certification as outlined above
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 verbal, written, and presentation skills. Additionally, excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
As part of our Risk team you would help our clients assess their internal controls environment via Internal Audit, SOX Readiness / Compliance, Attestation and IT Certification projects. Risk Associates are exposed to various projects across Risk solutions, allowing the Associates to discover the advisory services most suited to their skills and interests. Associates can expect to work closely with other staff, managers, and partners on all phases of the engagement lifecycle including planning, engagement management, and project wrap up. In addition, Associates are expected to actively contribute to Risk business growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives and assisting with development of Grant Thornton thought leadership.
Grant Thornton LLP provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.
Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.
It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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