CONTRACT FINANCE PROFESSIONALS

Great work for great clients. In a way that suits your lifestyle.

Why join us?

Work that finds you, and fits around your life

Work in a flexible way on short to medium-term client projects

With no long-term commitment, you can fit your lifestyle around client projects.

Access fulfilling work, with Grant Thornton clients

You can use your skills and gain experience on a variety of interesting projects.

No need to hunt for your next exciting project

We match opportunities to your skills, so you do not need to go looking for your next assignment.

Develop your skills through professional development training opportunities

You will have the chance to broaden your skills and build your knowledge through community learning, access to structured professional development and training.

Benefit from our wider
team’s knowledge
and experience

Learn from the rest of Grant Thornton and the team you work with, gaining expertise with each project.

You’re not alone – your Grant Thornton colleagues support you

If you have a question or need help, there is always someone to ask.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Get started with Grant Thornton Select

Step 1: Application

Complete our online form and attach your CV. Then we will chat over the phone or meet face-to-face, to find out more about your skills and experience.

Step 2: Assessment

You will complete an online interview and a technical assessment, both online. If you pass at this stage we will invite you in for a meeting and complete background checks.

Step 3: Joining Us

If you are successful, your welcome pack includes a contract and useful information. We also give you a full induction.

 

What skills do I need?

The skills you need

To join us, you will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with industry and/or practice experience. You will also have great interpersonal skills, and the expertise it takes to work in some of these areas:

Business partnering services

  • Preparing management accounts packs
  • Designing and restructuring accounting systems
  • Reviewing and designing management reporting
  • Resolving discrepancies with incomplete accounting records
  • Preparing year-end audit packs
  • Preparing statutory accounts and guidance on best practice
  • Supporting clients when moving to new financial reporting standards

Interim finance support

  • Providing hands-on interim support
  • Fulfilling short to medium-term assignments
  • Working closely with management teams
  • Carrying out improvements where necessary
  • Providing training to finance teams where appropriate 

Bespoke assignments

  • Carrying out financial process and systems reviews, making improvements if required
  • Handling high-level business strategy reviews and giving feedback to management
  • Developing tailored financial forecasting and budgeting models
  • Helping businesses work through finance-related problems
  • Providing project-management services 
  • Supporting during significant changes in the business such as high growth acquisitions, sale of a subsidiary or preparation for initial public offering
  • Delivering bespoke training to clients using your skills and expertise

The kind of assignments you could be involved with…

Construction and leasing
of modular buildings

Construction and leasing of modular buildings

After the resignation of the manager for the central finance function, the client was struggling to recruit a replacement.

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Aircraft Leasing

Aircraft Leasing

The finance function of the business was outsourced to local accountants in the territories where the group had companies.

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Motor parts retailer

Motor parts retailer

A client acquired two online car part retailers. Following the acquisition, management needed an overview of the financial processes and controls in each business.

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Construction and leasing
of modular buildings

£300 million turnover

After the resignation of the manager for the central finance function, the client was struggling to recruit a replacement. The client used Special Projects while they searched for a full-time replacement.

Meeting the challenge

  • A full-time individual joined the central finance team for seven months
  • Performing a critical role over the year end and audit, they provided support for the transition to FRS 102 and managed the audit from the client side
  • Adapted to the culture of the business to build solid relationships and affect change

Delivering ongoing value to the business

  • We centralised and streamlined the statutory accounts process, resulting in increased efficiency at year end for all divisions
  • After recruitment, we provided training for the new finance manager, ensuring that the knowledge was retained in the business
  • We made improvements to month end processes increasing speed and accuracy of information reported to the board
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Aircraft Leasing

£15 million turnover

The finance function of the business was outsourced to local accountants in the territories where the group had companies. This was creating delays, frustrations and management information was out of date.

Meeting the challenge

  • We implemented a central system for the group to administer the accounting of all group companies
  • We worked with the local accountants to migrate the existing accounts
  • Worked with management to assist in recruiting a full time finance manager to bring the accounting ‘in-house’

Delivering value

  • For the first time management had up-to-date monthly financial reports to assist in decision making
  • The business had an on site accountant to advise on financial issues, proactively manage the finances and provide a more commercial solution to outsourcing all accounting services
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Motor parts retailer

£3 million turnover

A client acquired two online car part retailers. Following the acquisition, management needed an overview of the financial processes and controls in each business, with a view to streamline, make consistent and bring them in line with best practice.

Meeting the challenge

  • A qualified accountant with commercial experience worked with the finance team to produce a report on the key accounting processes and controls in each business
  • We identified inconsistencies and inefficiencies in existing practices

Delivering value

  • We provided recommendations that were achievable with existing systems and with clear commercial benefits
  • We delivered a detailed summary of the processes and recommendations in the form of a findings report for management to communicate their desire for change

Interested and want to get started?

If you would like to find out more about joining Grant Thornton Select, contact Dan Statham on 0114 262 9070 or

Email us