Human Resources Transformation Payroll Specialist - Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 10/8/2019 6:23:08 AM
JOB ID: 044937 Specialty:
Chicago, Illinois




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As one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the world, Grant Thornton LLP is continuously seeking top talent. Discover a place where you’ll work with a team of professionals, dedicated to providing bold leadership and distinctive client service. Spend each day engaged in meaningful and challenging work. Be supported in your professional growth and recognized for your contributions.

Human Resources Transformation (HRT) Payroll Specialist Senior Associate

Position Summary:

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. The Business Consulting practice transforms value. Our Business Consulting practice consists of Financial Management, Operations Transformation, Strategy & Transformation, Digital Transformation & Management, and Business Applications.

Within our Organization Transformation service line, sits our Human Resources Transformation (HRT) group. Senior Associates in this group will assist our clients during various transformation initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Key engagement opportunities specific to HRT include, but are not limited to:

Support and actively participate in multiple client service delivery teams in the execution of engagements, in compliance with firm and practice unit service delivery standards
Build technical and industry knowledge to support the resolution of complex client issues; concisely communicate ideas through PowerPoint and other documentation; learn how to adjust style and level of details depending on audience
Support Managers, Senior Managers and PPMDs through engagement delivery
Support business
development by assisting with proposal responses where required Contribute to the development and evolution of methodologies and intellectual capital including contributing to articles, whitepapers, and training efforts
Use payroll expertise to accomplish deliverables on client engagements as per established project scope and deadlines
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related interdisciplinary major from an accredited college/university; MBA or an advanced degree from an accredited college/university is desirable.
A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience related to human resources required, with 1 year of experience in advisory services within a major consulting firm desired. Internal HR experience a bonus.
Minimum of 3 years of payroll-specific work experience
Experience with business transformation projects with previous experience in HR Transformation efforts a plus
Skilled in PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project, and other Microsoft tools to develop work plans, articulate complex issues, analyze data, and structure information
Broad awareness of business processes, project management methodologies, and HR leading practices
Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport with team members, leaders, clients and colleagues
Ability to work additional hours and travel domestically as needed.
Travel range from 80% to 90%


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Requisition ID: 044937

Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois