Transaction Services Information Technology Optimization Manager

Grant Thornton - Houston, Texas
8/7/2017 2:20:02 PM

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Operations Transaction Services - Information Technology Optimization - 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.

Transaction services creates value. Our Transaction Services (TS) delivery model includes the entire transaction lifecycle enabling engagement opportunities throughout the lifetime of a deal. TS services includes Diligence, Corporate Finance, Operations and Tax.

Position Summary:

Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Transaction Services: Operations Team that will have a focus on Information Technology Optimization through assessment of technology and infrastructure, IT / business process alignment and identifying IT risks along with transaction enablement by taking an active role in assisting our clients during diligence execution, performance improvement initiatives through effective evaluation of IT systems and processes, project management practices and execution.

Grant Thornton’s Transaction Services: Operations Team is comprised of professionals across service offerings in:

Operations Performance Optimization

(Revenue & Margin Enhancement, Cost Reduction, SG&A Alignment, Working Capital Optimization).

Information Technology Optimization

Human Capital Due Diligence, Culture Alignment and Change Leadership

Transaction Integration & Separation

Our Information Technology Optimization Team focuses on those elements that provide visibility to how effectively and efficiently the current technology solutions are contributing to the realization of the enterprise's overall strategy.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional and cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize these methods to execute on client projects.


Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.

Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, and quality review and client management.

Engage and implement necessary methods and processes related to the needs of the engagement.

Ensure client understanding and required participation in the process in order to deliver on content and time commitments.

Communicate project plans and deliverables to client.

Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels.

Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.

Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.

6 to 10 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.

Relevant experience in information technology roles and systems, project management, IT infrastructure, business continuity, governance and compliance.

Experience with assessing technology and infrastructure, back office systems and functions, network connectivity and hardware components and IT organization and skillsets.

Experience in IT / business process alignment to ensure IT systems enable the business objectives.

Experience in identification of IT risks, security infrastructure and access, regulatory issues and assessment, capabilities of the staff and architecture constraints.

Experience with transaction enablement, IT integration planning, budgeting for one time transitions and IT PMO considerations.

Excellent core consulting skills in interviewing, writing and communicating orally.

Experience in or exposure to developing training strategies and plans.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Ability to work additional hours to meet aggressive client deadlines as needed.

Must be willing to take initiative, be proactive on engagements, and be decisive.

Comfortable presenting information to large groups of people, facilitating meetings and leading group discussions.

Ability to analyze large sets of data and communicate findings to others.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel, Project).

Assist PPMD’s on proposals and business development calls.

Demonstrated ability to manage work efforts in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Creativity exhibited in developing and executing communications materials.

Ability to execute tasks independently with minimal guidance from senior management.

Travel is required up to 75% including domestic and international travel.

Coach and mentor junior staff members.

Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.

Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.

Availability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed


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Requisition ID: 036390

Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

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