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Restructuring Assistant Manager

Grant Thornton UK
United Kingdom (GB), Bristol
£Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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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:

Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals. 

Grant Thornton’s well-established UK Restructuring team (UKR) works on a range of complex advisory assignments and insolvency appointments. UKR has advised on some of the most high-profile restructuring and insolvency appointments in the UK and overseas including Greensill, NMCN plc and Wonga. The team has also confidentially advised several global financial institutions on restructuring and dispute related assignments. It has worked across several specialisms including real estate, healthcare, industrials and automotive, consumer finance, insurance and banking.


We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.


As an Assistant Manager in the team you will:

• Begins to understand and demonstrate the market and current developments (both work givers and competitors).
• Provides recommendations to ongoing negotiations and sales pitches.
• Contributes to internal and external presentations for both the department and the firm.
• Builds and nurtures own network both internally and external to the firm.
• Takes part at internal and external events, on training, marketing and assignment related subjects to promote recovery services.
• Able to apply technical knowledge appropriately in the context of individual clients and can display both skill and speed in resolving client problems.
• Makes quick, clear and unequivocal recommendations to managers about client issues and can generate a range of options and choices and narrow these down appropriately.
• Begins to understand and demonstrate the balance between the need for information and data and the requirement, from a client's perspective, for quick decisions and recommendations.
• Manages those who have people management responsibility and those who are working on assignments, including coaching, identifying and dealing with performance issues in a timely manner, ensuring that regular feed back is given, ensuring as far as possible that team members receive appropriate opportunities to develop.


Knowing you’re right for us  

Joining us as an Assistant Manager, the minimum criteria you’ll need is to have:

  • You must be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Good level of proficiency in using Ms excel and PowerPoint

Knowing we’re right for you 


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.  Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential. 


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 bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.  


Beyond the job   


Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance. 


The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, 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’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. It’s how it should be.


We’re business advisers that help organisations navigate today’s volatile markets.

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future. Through our fresh thinking and agile working, we help businesses, communities and our people to succeed.

In the UK we’re led by 190 partners and over 4,500 people. We can also call on a global network of some 50,000 people in over 130 countries. And because of our shared enterprise model in the UK, every one of us gives their all towards your future success.

We work with the public sector to build thriving communities. We help businesses to achieve their objectives. And we work with regulators and financial institutions to build trust and integrity in markets

Our commitment to creating an inclusive working environment means differences are not only understood and respected but valued too. And our collaborative culture means we share ideas as well as the responsibility for making them happen. It's also important for us to understand how we can support you in your role, including exploring any reasonable and flexible working adjustments. This flexibility will enable you to bring your full self to work and be at your best.

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