Financial / Management Accountants (Defence sector) - Agile Talent Community
What is the Agile Talent Community?
The Agile Talent Community is a network of contract professionals given the opportunity to work with our clients on a project-by-project basis and provided with strong support and development opportunities offered by Grant Thornton. You’ll get the freedom and advice to work in a way that suits you, that is compliant, and be able to choose the projects you take on, allowing you the independence to manage your time more effectively. The Agile Talent Community reflects the same values that sit at the heart of Grant Thornton: a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a client centric, quality driven ethos and a fundamental care for our people and doing what’s right, ahead of what’s easy.
Our ambition is that we are fully inclusive every day. This means that our working environment is one where everyone’s experience is important. Where people are treated fairly, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and where everyone feels safe to be themselves. We want to create a culture where it’s okay to ask questions and to understand more about different perspectives, so that we continuously educate and inform each other.
More about Advisory
We help and support clients achieve their strategic goals by guiding them through new legislation changes and helping to navigate accounting, regulatory, technology and operating model change. The world around us is changing and our teams help clients remain agile and adapt to these changes and stay ahead of the competition.
Skills we’re looking for
- Proven experience in Financial/Management accounting functions within public sector (local or central government or defence ) ideally or private sector background can be considered as well.
- Interim financial support - Preparation of half and full year end accounts, monthly management, departmental&group accounts
- Well-versed with Technical Accounting Standards, Statutory Reporting&Compliance
- Experience working with Financial data systems and presenting financial information
- Financial planning and reporting
- Audit pack preparation, support and liaison
- You will be an ACA, CIPFA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with industry and/or practice experience .
What’s in it for you
Opportunity: Our Public sector advisory team works with central and local government, NHS and third sector bodies' on a wide range of delivery and advisory projects. Our clients are increasingly seeking to engage with our tailored, specialist services, which they are unable to deliver internally.This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop or diversify their skillsets, whilst also providing the flexibility to ensure work life balance.
Development: We believe our success is intrinsically linked to yours and will provide necessary training and support whether you’re on a project or not. From helping you navigate incoming regulation for freelancers to providing dedicated points of contact and offering training, we will always be there to support, advise and help you develop.
Independence: A project focus lets you take on work as and when you want. The projects themselves will generally be full time, but this control allows you to create room around them for other priorities. We know you will need scope to pursue other interests whether personal or professional. The Agile Talent Community provides you that space without restriction.
How to join
Step 1: Applying
You’ll first apply by sending your CV to us. We’ll ask you for your CV and some basic details. If your skills match what we are looking for, one of our recruiters will get in touch and walk you through the interview process.
Step 2: Interviewing
The interview process will begin with a pre-screening discussion with one of our recruiters where we’ll want to learn more about your skills, motivations, interests and preferred way of working. If there’s interest to continue, we’ll invite you to an interview with some of our key business leads that you may eventually work with. For some areas, there may be an additional requirement for a case or technical assessment as part of the interview process. If successful, the final step will be to complete the contracting process and background checks.
Step 3: Joining
Once your offer has been signed, you’ll be invited to join our Agile Talent Community and you’ll be ready to start working with our team to find the right opportunity! You’ll have a relationship manager that will be dedicated to your success, making sure you are aware of the training, development and networking opportunities available as well as being setup correctly to match you with the right projects based off your availability and skill sets.