Public Sector Audit - Grant Thornton: Agile Talent Community

Job Title: Public Sector Audit - Grant Thornton: Agile Talent Community
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £400 - £550 per day
Reference: PS Audit - ATC
Contact Name: Inesa Galgzdyte
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2021 16:35

Job Description

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.


Everyday inclusion

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 Audit

Our role as an auditor is to act independently to support trust and integrity in the business. We provide a wide range of public sector bodies across local government, NHS, police, fire and national parks. We audit over 300 public sector bodies including some of the largest councils and NHS bodies in the country. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards and quality we expect from our people.

In our role as external auditor, as well as the audit of financial statements, we are required to assess the economy, effectiveness and efficiency of public bodies in their use of public resources (sometimes knowns as the Value for Money (VfM) conclusion). We are looking for people with appropriate skills to support our work on assessing the financial sustainability, governance and service performance of local government, police, fire and NHS bodies,


Skills we’re looking for

  • We are looking for candidates with experience of working with local government, police, fire and NHS bodies or who are interested in these sectors and keen to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • We envisage some knowledge of local authority and NHS finance and a reasonably good understanding of the governance and service performance of these sectors.
  • Knowledge of VfM audit would be beneficial.
  • We envisage that this role would suit a director, senior manager, or manager.


What’s in it for you

  • National Opportunity: The Public Services Assurance team has a national profile, and therefore we are not tied to candidates from a particular region. The work is expected to be Teams/ Zoom based initially, but there may be some opportunities to travel to clients later in the year. It is expected that for the most part, candidates will be able to work from home or local offices when not required at client sites.
  • 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 through our application website. 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.