MANCHESTER INSOLVENCY & ASSET RECOVERY SCHOOL LEAVER PROGRAMME

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Job Description

(AUTUMN 2022)

Manchester (4 Hardman Square)

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We’re a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That’s Grant Thornton.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Great minds. Nothing alike.

Get to know us, our clients and start learning more about yourself. As an associate in Insolvency & Asset Recovery department you’ll work as part of a diverse team. The team specialise in large, contentious, multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and asset recoveries as well as insolvency and bankruptcy appointments that have come about through financial loss due to fraud, corruption or economic crime. The Insolvency team returns value to creditors through asset recovery, pursuing compensation and, in many cases, entering into litigation to settle disputes. You’ll work with the full spectrum of our clients for example financial institutions, corporates or high net worth individuals within the UK and various global jurisdictions. There’ll be challenges along the way, but you’ll be supported and able to meet each one with a solution. That’s how you excel here.

The constantly evolving landscape calls for an approach that puts what’s right first, so you will need to push ideas harder and ask the difficult questions to give clients the assurance they need to support their ambitions and growth.

A look into your future

Our five-year school leaver programme is designed to take you on a journey to professionally qualified. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll experience during your first five years:

• Hands on experience in the different aspects of Insolvency and Asset Recovery, with a variety of clients
• Responsibility from early in your career, taking ownership for interesting and challenging client work
• You’ll spend time undertaking investigations around the cases you’re supporting and communicating this with key stakeholders including accountants, solicitors etc
• You’ll also compile reports, undertake analysis of documentation received, prepare strategy notes and risk documentation as well as process payments/billing
• Broadly the practice is split into the following areas: Bankruptcies, Corporate Simplification Group, Insolvency and Offshore Financial Centres
• On the job learning, alongside a structured training programme
• Time to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way to complete the ACA professional qualification

In your first two years you will work towards completing the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), moving on to becoming ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualified over the next three years.

Knowing that you’re right for us

We’ve got a flexible approach to academic entry requirements, and we’ll consider these alongside your strengths and motivations. We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves.

Back yourself with our backing

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to be yourself and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. So together with your people manager and team, you’ll decide the best way of working, for your clients, your team and for you. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary and you’ll have a flexible benefits package to choose from too, with options including pensions, private medical cover, subsidised gym membership and season ticket travel discount.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments once qualified, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. We’ll use the interview process to check your values match up.

You deserve the best start to your career. Come to where you’ll learn more, where you won’t limit yourself, and where you’ll discover exactly what you’re capable of. Choose Grant Thornton. It’s how it should be.

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