Workday Solutions Analyst

Grant Thornton
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Leadership & Change Executive plays a hands on role in supporting the Leadership & Change team in achieving the business aims and goals through effective strategy. They will be expected to take ownership on assigned tasks, develop a project plan and deliver results in line with this plan.

This role will provide the opportunity to develop the following skills:
• development of management skills, including project management and ability to work independently and manage own time providing regular updates to senior team members
• sound understanding of how Grant Thornton delivers on assignments and the service lines available
• be given an opportunity to develop skillset to work independently, with initiative, manage own time and develop business case for projects
• unique exposure to senior leaders
• unique exposure to strategy side of our network including how this is developed and how it is executed

Job Description:

• Responsibility for research function including the commissioning of reports requested by senor leaders. Liaise with internal departments to obtain reports, perform initial review of reports and consolidate and feedback comments on quality and content.
• Assist senior management in the form of analysis of financial information, tailoring of documents to specific circumstances etc
• identifies where relevant knowledge and expertise sits within the firm and the methods of accessing it
• develops and maintains contacts in the business community and with university/college alumni
• maintains and grows network of contacts elsewhere in the firm in order to share relevant knowledge and information and prevent duplication of effort
• involved in office marketing events and is an 'ambassador' of the firm
• attends networking events with peers in other intermediary and banking firms to establish a profile locally

• responsible for undertaking and completing projects with some direction and supervision, including having own work reviewed
• primary contact when undertaking a project
• establishes rapport with external and internal contacts, with a clear understanding of their expectations
• communicates issues arising with all effected parties, including matters which were not identified at the scoping stage
• attends meetings where appropriate, contributing where relevant and taking minutes. Proactively encourages the senior manager to follow up on agreed actions
• where a written report is required, produces a quality document for review by a manager with limited review points
• ensures the efficient use of appropriate software packages e.g. Caseware, Excel, PowerPoint, Word
• maintains up to date understanding of our business and the market in which we operate in
• communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing

• acts upon feedback received, seeking to continually improve on areas of strength and developmental needs
• high degree of cultural awareness and how this impacts on business relationships
• looking to develop their career profile, and must be comfortable conversing with senior leaders from across the firm, including presentations and workshops
• ability to interact with managing partners and senior leadership teams
• works effectively and enthusiastically with all members of the team
• creates a good first impression and has a professional image
• communicates current workload regularly with the senior manager and colleagues
• meets deadlines set by senior manager
• attends workshops as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for compliance purposes

Operations and results
• work independently and manage own time effectively
• keeps senior members of the team updated on progress of work
• take ownership of tasks and can work to tight deadlines
• high attention to detail and ensures that all output produced is of exceptional quality in both form and content
• assist with developing, refreshing and maintaining key documentation
• ability to think strategically about business issues, identify trends and communicate these succinctly to senior members of the team
• demonstrate innovation by identifying opportunities for strategic development and growth, develop a business case to support any suggestions
• ensures compliance with internal processes
• is aware of the firm's risk management procedures and ensures they are complied with
• consistently achieves deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service
• contributes to departmental and office meetings
• ensures timesheets are completed on a timely basis