Information Governance Associate

Grant Thornton 6/11/2019 2:16:21 PM
JOB ID: 043994 Specialty:
Chicago, Illinois




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

Why become an Information Governance Associate at Grant Thornton?

The associate will help the Information Governance team with an increasing operational workload while assisting with new projects and initiatives.

Anticipated responsibilities include:

Update configuration of the firm’s Business Records Repository sites (SharePoint site collection leveraging Records Center capabilities) as needed
Identify boxes and files eligible for disposition and submit destruction orders to Iron Mountain
Monitor destruction requests submitted to Iron Mountain to ensure complete and accurate disposition
Update records retention schedule software based on input from latest regulatory changes and business requirements
Conduct an assessment and clean-up of the Information Governance SharePoint site
Review and update the Information Governance intranet site
Monitor Information Governance email inbox for queries
Assist in implementing retention and governance controls in Office 365
Assist in planning for a firmwide annual file review process
Assist in preparing for deployment of a new hard copy records management system

Additional Job Responsibilities Include:

Identify and carry out other projects as assigned
Collaboratively work with Information Governance team members while building rapport and strong relationships with Information Governance stakeholders


What are we looking for in an Associate?

Interested candidates should display an affinity for learning and problem-solving skills. 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.
Master’s degree that includes coursework in archives and records management (direct experience in a similar position is acceptable in lieu of a Master’s degree)
Working knowledge of records management theory and practice
Familiarity with records retention schedules
1-3 years’ experience in records management or information governance preferred

Skill Requirements:

Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Strong technical aptitude, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Competency in business computer skills
Ability to perform highly detailed tasks
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and independently
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
Desire to pursue a career in records management or information governance
Database design knowledge and skills are a plus
Prior experience working in an office setting is a plus


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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 revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., 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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Requisition ID: 043994

Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois