Strategy Senior Associate

Grant Thornton LLP Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 47,000 people serving clients in more than 140 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Strategy Senior Associate

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

This position can be located in Boston, New York City, Charlotte, Seattle/Bellevue, or San Francisco/Bay Area.

Position Summary

Our Strategy practice provides consulting services spanning domains that include finance, marketing, sales, operations, information technology, and corporate strategy. Our Strategy professionals bring a tailored approach to help develop and operationalize strategies to scale and create specific tactics that trigger transformation. With deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of organizational functions and priorities, our teams align organization's people, processes and technology across functions, to optimize performance from strategy to execution. Within the Strategy & Performance Improvement practice you might be involved in:

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Customer & Growth Strategy

  • Organizational Strategy

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Senior Associate, you will focus primarily on developing the foundational skillsets for becoming a professional management consultant. This will occur through delivery of client engagements and contributing to the capability of the firm. Senior Associates build competencies in relationship management, project management, and facilitation. You will learn methodologies and toolsets for analysis, problem solving and logical information design. You will be responsible for efficiently managing your workload to budget and learning how to apply technical skills across our various solutions. Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Performing detailed analysis to identify opportunities for improvement, documenting conclusions, and providing recommendations

  • Utilizing and continuously learning new technologies to collaborate with team members and enhance service delivery

  • Utilizing various data collection techniques, selecting appropriate method and prioritization to fit project objectives and deliverables, and applying established analytical models to evaluate data, costs and benefits

  • Assisting in strategic planning that integrates multiple client organizations including finance, marketing, IT and business operations and supports the organization's strategy and operational plans

  • Assisting in project implementations that effectively and efficiently meet business objectives and ensure a return on investment

  • Assisting practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate

  • Meeting or exceeding targeted billing hours (utilization)

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master's degree is a plus. MBA preferred.

  • 2 years of management consulting experience or equivalent required

  • Must be able to demonstrate creative problem solving skills, critical thinking aptitude, and experience with data modeling and/or process mapping.

  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience working in cross-functional teams.

  • Must be intellectually curious and motivated to develop professionally, including pursuit and attainment of industry recognized professional certifications.

  • Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects

  • Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training

  • 80% travel required

BENEFITS:

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit http://www.gt.com/.

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 $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices across the United States with more than 590 partners and 8,500 employees in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

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.

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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Strategy Senior Associate

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