Strategy Experienced Associate (Job Number: 050858)
Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.
The marketplace is evolving. Customer and employee expectations are changing. What worked yesterday may not work as well tomorrow. Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals help companies stay ahead of the game with bold thinking, big ideas and progressive strategies.
Our Advisory teams apply their deep experience and global footprint to challenge the status quo and develop custom strategies that work for you. With a focus on pragmatism, our outside-in, customer-led approach facilitates the agility and innovation necessary to be a future-ready organization. Our services support you wherever you are in your business cycle — whether you’re looking at a transaction to propel your company forward, focusing on developing and implementing the right controls to mitigate risk, or advancing your company’s finance and technology infrastructure to match your aspirations.
Strategy Experienced Associate
Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, and 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. Business consulting and technology transforms value. Our Business Consulting & Technology (BC&T) practice consists of Financial Management, Strategy & Performance Improvement, Technology Strategy & Management and Technology Solutions.
Our Strategy practice provides consulting services spanning domains that include finance, marketing, sales, operations, information technology, and corporate strategy. Our Strategy professionals bring a tailored approach to help develop and operationalize strategies to scale and create specific tactics that trigger transformation. With deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of organizational functions and priorities, our teams align organization’s people, processes and technology across functions, to optimize performance from strategy to execution. Within the Strategy & Performance Improvement practice you might be involved in: ·
Corporate Growth Strategy
Customer Brand Strategy
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As an Experienced Associate, you will focus primarily on developing the foundational skillsets for becoming a professional management consultant. This will occur through delivery of client engagements and contributing to the capability of the firm. Experienced Associates build competencies in relationship management, project management, and facilitation. You will learn methodologies and toolsets for analysis, problem solving and logical information design. You will be responsible for efficiently managing your workload to budget and learning how to apply technical skills across our various solutions. Additional responsibilities may include:
Performing detailed analysis to identify 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
Assisting in strategic planning that integrates multiple client organizations including finance, marketing, IT and business operations and supports the organization’s strategy and operational plans
Assisting in project implementations that effectively and efficiently meet business objectives and ensure a return on investment
Assisting practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate
Meeting or exceeding targeted billing hours (utilization)
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. MBA preferred.
1 to 3 years of related work experience in business analysis, engineering, management consulting or equivalent
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt, PMP or Prosci preferred.
Must be able to demonstrate creative problem solving skills, critical thinking aptitude, and experience with data modeling and/or process mapping.
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience working in cross-functional teams.
Must be intellectually curious and motivated to develop professionally, including pursuit and attainment of industry recognized professional certifications.
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
Must demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton’s core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
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Primary Location – US-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Work Locations – Philadelphia(670) 2001 Market Street Two Commerce Square, Suite 700 Philadelphia 19103