Compliance Risk Associate - Fall 2018

Grant Thornton - New York City, New York
9/9/2017 9:39:46 AM

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Who is Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

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 financial services, life sciences, healthcare, private equity, manufacturing, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically – whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility (“CLEARR”) guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition to be the firm that makes a difference every day.

Our Advisory Services professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect and transform value today so our clients have the opportunity to thrive tomorrow. Our mission is to help our clients create value, protect against unnecessary business risks and transform operations to drive success. To have the maximum impact on your business at any stage, we deliver our advisory services through interconnected business lines.

What are Risk Advisory Services (RAS)?

The digitization of currencies, transactions, relationships, experiences and assets has transformed entire industries. Cyber capabilities extend your borders and reach, creating new customers, business partners, avenues of access, methods of innovation and forms of value. At the same time, ongoing disruption in the marketplace and in the competitive and regulatory landscape presents continually evolving strategic, operational, financial and other risks.

To move forward in this challenging and ever changing environment, many management teams are turning to trusted advisers like Grant Thornton LLP for broader industry and business thought leadership and proven experience to assist them with developing and implementing their risk management programs.

Dynamic organizations embrace risk

Grant Thornton Risk Advisory Services professionals are ready to help clients identify and protect key assets while transforming risk into a driver of growth for our clients. Risk-adept management teams effectively:

Predict through deploying advanced analytic tools, technologies and processes to anticipate and address risks before they become problems.

Prepare by embracing broader, deeper, holistic approaches that place risks in a strategic context and empower improved decision making.

Protect by establishing sustainable lines of defense firmly linked to business strategy.

Manage by optimizing the regulatory compliance function with people, processes and technologies that incorporate risk management best practices for the industry.

Respond by preparing for the unexpected with finely tuned, frequently tested in-house and external response mechanisms and teams.

Spotlight on Financial Crimes and Anti-Money Laundering

Our Financial Crimes and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) services provide advisory and consulting to financial institutions in addressing Know Your Customer (KYC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) and other compliance related matters such as regulatory sanctions, enforcement action remediation, program assessments, etc.

Spotlight on Consumer Protection

Our Consumer Protection team provides advisory and consultative services to financial institutions in addressing consumer protection regulatory compliance matters, including compliance management system development and reviews, risk assessments, bank product and services development, control testing, compliance audits, build-out of consumer complaints programs, and regulatory examination and enforcement action remediation, etc.

Why become a Compliance Risk Associate?

Associates will gain exposure to various areas of the practice by participating as an active member on risk consulting and compliance projects and by becoming an integral part of the delivery teams. As an Associate your primary responsibility will be executing high quality projects and services from beginning to end under the supervision of experienced Compliance Risk leadership. You will be responsible for efficiently managing your workload to budget and learning how to apply technical skills across our various consulting services. As an Associate you’ll have opportunities to build client relationships by developing a deep understanding of our clients’ business strategy and deliver value through your insight and quality work. In addition, as an Associate you’ll focus on continuously developing your technical and professional skills to grow and expand your role in the practice. Additional responsibilities may include:

Support client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, organizing, conducting, directing, and completing projects and services and managing projects to budget

Performing detailed analysis to identify and assess compliance or opportunities for improvement, documenting conclusions, and providing recommendations

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

Oversee and perform data and document intensive financial analysis and conduct research and investigative data analysis using various analytics tools and platforms

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

Work closely with engagement teams and manage and conduct forensic accounting procedures on multiple engagements concurrently

Work closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development processes

Assist management with proposals and business development


What are we looking for in an Associate?

Interested candidates should display an affinity for learning and problem-solving skills as well as have the adaptability to work cross-functionally within the practice. Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton’s core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Management Information Systems, and other potential areas within Business or Information Technology. Degree requirements may vary by location

Major and overall GPA of 3.2/4.0

Ability to travel 75%-100% as required

Skill Requirements

Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills

Interest to work cross functionally throughout different business processes within an organization

Excellent, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

Strong data analysis skills

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

Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment

Strong technical aptitude in Microsoft Suite (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, etc.). Other SQL, Javascript, SAS, programming or database skills preferred, but not required.

Desire to pursue applicable professional certification (CAMS, CFE, CRCM, PMP or ACFCS etc.)

Compliance Risk Associates gain diversified experience through various projects across solutions, allowing the Associates to discover the advisory services most suited to their skills and interests. Associates can expect to work closely with other peer staff, managers, and partners on all phases of the engagement lifecycle including proposal and business development, planning, engagement management, and project wrap up. In addition, Associates are expected to actively contribute to Compliance Risk business growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives and assisting with development of Grant Thornton thought leadership.

Grant Thornton LLP provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.

Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.

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.

Requisition ID: 038411

New York City, NY
New York City, New York

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