Grant Thornton LLP Strategy 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:
Why become a Strategy Associate?
Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, and transform value, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our Advisory practice comprises innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.
As an Associate within the Strategy practice, you will gain exposure to a variety of industries, organizations, and functional areas. You can expect to work closely with other staff, managers, and partners on all phases of an engagement lifecycle and you will also be expected to actively contribute to our firm’s growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives, and assisting with development of thought leadership.
Within the Strategy practice you might be involved in:
Developing top line and bottom line growth strategies aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenue, or managing cash flow
Designing or optimizing a company’s customer experience to drive additional revenue, lifetime value, and/or customer satisfaction
Mapping, analyzing, and implementing improved operational processes to drive efficiency and effectiveness of client teams and organizations
Leading or supporting change initiatives within client organizations such as digital transformation, operations transformation, and organizational transformation
Leveraging analytical tools and frameworks to collect data and generate insights to support client recommendations and contribute to deliverables
Managing project scope, time, and resources to achieve objectives
Executing activities such as researching, planning, requirements gathering, prioritizing, consensus building, or leading or facilitating teams
POSITION EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Agility and interest in different industries, organizations, functions, teams, and business processes
Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal/collaboration capabilities
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
Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate.
Ability to travel as required
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business and Management areas including Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Operations, International Business, Management Information Systems, Computer and Information Systems, Finance, Accounting or Engineering.
Overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
Degree requirements may vary by location
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)
Data Analysis and visualization (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, SQL)
Project management and/or process improvement fundamentals (e.g. agile, scrum, six sigma)
Additional preferred knowledge areas or certifications include design thinking, group facilitation, presentation/public speaking, data science, financial analysis, or similar functional competencies
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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