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Senior Associate - Risk Consulting

Grant Thornton
Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
Jul 23, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Associate - Risk Consulting

Job no: 493805
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Consulting, Hybrid working

Join our Melbourne Risk Consulting Division, helping clients manage complex risks and change management challenges in an evolving business environment.

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of the Grant Thornton global network - one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting, advisory and consulting firms.

In Australia, we're proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

About this role

Be part of our Melbourne Risk Consulting Division that delivers high-quality consulting and internal audit engagements. Our team is looking for Senior Associates with internal audit experience, especially in financial services industry. Ideally you will have either worked in the financial services industry or have big 4 experience. You are required to have good knowledge of internal audit standards, risk and controls practices, and methodologies. Having knowledge of external audit and internal controls is a benefit but not a requirement.

Key responsibilities

  • With oversight and guidance from a manager, delivering end-to-end client engagements.
  • Understanding clients' risk environments and utilising specialist knowledge to deliver engagement outcomes.
  • Developing engagement plans which focus on areas of higher risk and opportunities to add value.
  • On-site delivery of engagements which will include managing client interactions and overseeing junior resources and coaching junior staff.
  • Working with managers to develop high quality reports and engagement deliverables.
  • Contributing to commercial problem solving through analysis, critical thinking, and logical reasoning.
  • Presenting outcomes to clients and internal stakeholders to influence decision-making.
  • Reviewing and quality checking findings and recommendations in the context of the client's broader business environment.
  • Managing engagement financials including budget monitoring and flagging potential overruns.

Skills and experience

  • Previous experience in business risk, business process review or internal audit.
  • Sound understanding on control documentation and assessment.
  • Business process review and improvement through facilitation and documentation.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing risk across medium to complex projects.
  • A strong understanding of controls including the ability to create quality testing documentation and perform gap assessments.
  • Ability to engage with clients and diverse stakeholder groups across all levels of a client's businesses.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong report writing ability.
  • Well-developed listening and questioning techniques, supported by strong analytical skills and organisational activities.
  • Strong team working skills, with experience in supervising and developing junior staff.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting processes, financial services regulations and/or assurance engagements on controls (e.g. ISAE 3402, GS 007, ASAE 3150 and SoX) will be advantageous.
  • Curious, keen to learn from others and have a continuous improvement mindset.
  • CA or other relevant professional qualification or post-grad qualification such as IIA is preferred.

If you're interested in this role but don't feel that you match every single one of our requirements, we would still love to hear from you and explore the unique skillset and attributes that you can bring to the team.

Reach your remarkable

At Grant Thornton, we do things differently because we understand that when you strive for better and care about what you do, remarkable things are possible. We're a dynamic and authentic mix of backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking. We're driven by our shared purpose - we care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

With us, you'll be exposed to challenging and rewarding opportunities - building your confidence and capabilities at every step. You'll be supported, motivated, and inspired by a team of passionate and caring collaborators and leaders. You'll be empowered to build a career path that's tailored to you and encouraged to make a meaningful difference. And we'll make sure the excellence you deliver and the impact you make is always seen, felt and celebrated.

We understand work is just one aspect of your life, so along with a competitive salary you'll have access to a wide variety of benefits that focus on you and your wellbeing, including:

  • Flexible working options to support you achieve a more balanced approach to life.
  • Tailored mentoring program and the opportunity to work closely with Partners who care about your growth and development.
  • Work overseas or interstate, (short periods as agreed with the team) knowing how important time is with your family and friends.
  • Free annual gym membership to help keep you flexible, fit and healthy.
  • Active employee networks and social committees to get you involved in the things you are passionate about.
  • Family focused support to suit your parental and / or caregiving needs, including 26 weeks' parental leave and a parental leave superannuation scheme.
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources and coaching, so you look after yourself both inside and out.
  • Funded CA qualification, additional study support classes to foster continuous learning as well as study leave.

We are proud to be a workplace that champions a culture of inclusion and diversity where our people are supported, connected, and heard. We recognise the importance of individual flexible work options and family-friendly work practices in maintaining diverse, adaptive and high-performing teams. To support you, we are committed to growing authentic and inclusive leaders who create a vibrant and collaborative working environment. Collaboration, Authenticity, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) are our values and these guide us in supporting our people, our clients, and our community to thrive.

Grant Thornton strives for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We strongly encourage female candidates, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people from the LGBTQI+ community and people with disability to apply.

Should you have questions or require any adaptations or additional support for your individual circumstances so you may perform at your best during the application or recruitment process please contact Marnie Wapshott, from our Talent Acquisition team, on

As we provide fair consideration and evaluation to a high volume of applications, we endeavour to provide feedback on your application at the earliest opportunity.

Advertised: 20 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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