Grant Thornton LLP Performance Improvement, Internal Audit, Experienced Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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Strategy & Performance Improvement, Not-for-Profit, Experienced Manager

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, 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 & technology transforms value. Our Business Consulting and Technology (BC&T) practice consists of Financial Management, Strategy & Performance Improvement, Technology Strategy and Management and Technology Solutions.

POSITION SUMMARY: Grant Thornton’s Not-for-Profit/Higher Education Practice offers many distinct advantages, including:

o Extensive experience in the not-for-profit/higher education sector as it relates to organization, operations, technology, and people; we offer services in the following areas:

o Strategic Services o Operational Improvement Services o Information Technology Services o Business Risk Services

o As a firm, we have made a deep commitment to serving this sector

o One of the largest Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices in the tri-state area and nationally

o Fully dedicated NFP/HE practice; 400 professionals serving approximately 900 not-for-profit organizations

o Serve many of the country’s most prestigious not-for-profit organizations, including 27% of the NPT2014 Top 100 issued by/The NonProfit Times/and 30% of the Top 50 U.S. Charities issued by/Forbes/

o We are passionate about our mission to act as thought leaders who provide the highest quality of service as we support the missions and objectives of our clients

o Proven methodologies designed specifically for not-for-profit/higher education organizations, based on industry and relevant non-industry best practices

o Personalized attention and client service that are often not found in Big 4 firms, along with a depth and breadth of resources that typically are not available in local/regional firms

o We follow our firm values in everything we do – Collaboration, Leadership, Professional Excellence, Agility, Responsibility, and Respect

o Our ability to work effectively at all organizational levels, including staff, middle and executive management, audit committees, and boards of trustees

o Talented, multi-dimensional service teams that bring significant skills and experience with other not-for-profit/higher education organizations

o A demonstrated ability to successfully deliver quality, value-added assistance technology, and people; we offer services in the following areas:

We offer interesting and challenging work, excellent learning opportunities, a stimulating peer group, and the chance to work in small teams with exposure to top management of an extraordinarily diverse and exciting client group

Essential duties and responsibilities:

· Ability provide exceptional client service and quality outputs through all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients across a variety of projects · Outstanding personnel management, oversight, and guidance that allow our project teams and people to grow and succeed; lead, manage, direct, and monitor client service teams on multiple engagements · Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strong financial, operational, or technical background preferred · Experience with business process analysis and improvement projects, and/or use of analytical techniques and tools · Internal audit experience, with a focus on consultative recommendations to business processes and controls · General business knowledge in various functional areas (e.g., finance, HR, payroll, registrar, bursar, grants/program management, IT) and/or the not-for-profit/higher education sector; note: although not-for-profit/higher education experience is preferred, individuals with backgrounds in other industries but with an interest in NFP/HE are encouraged to apply as well · Ability to engage successfully and simultaneously on a variety of projects, including business process reengineering, operational assessments, internal audit, and enhancements to financial/operational controls · Practical exposure to the application of information technology to address business issues is a plus (e.g., IT assessments and strategy, project management, as well as system evaluations); exposure to not-for-profit and higher education systems would be of particular advantage** · Experience leading and assisting with business development activities in order to play a key role in future business generation and continued development of the client base** · Established relationships within the not-for-profit and higher education sector, as well as a demonstrated ability to maintain relationships and cross-sell services into the industry** · Ability to handle day-to-day practice and client administrative matters (e.g., billing, budget to actuals, client acceptance, engagement letter preparation, performance reviews, etc.)**

· Other duties as assigned

· Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A MBA or advanced degree from a quality business school a plus · 5-10 years of consulting experience or 5-7 years of relevant industry experience · Outstanding written and oral communication skills · MBA or advanced degree from a quality business school a plus · Ability to work in a team-oriented environment · Driven and self-motivated, but with a sense of humor and a balanced perspective · Flexibility in schedule and the ability to travel, if needed

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Founded in Chicago in 1924, 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. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Title: Performance Improvement, Internal Audit, Experienced Manager

Location: MA-Boston

Requisition ID: 038434