Strategy Associate - Summer 2021

Grant Thornton 11/13/2020 8:02:47 AM
JOB ID: 047792 Specialty:
Bellevue, Washington




Strategy Associate - Summer 2021(Job Number: 047792)


Who is Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 40,000 people serving clients in more than 100 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 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.

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.

We provide companies with the guidance that they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance. These services include compliance, consulting services, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services, recovery and reorganization, tax preparation, and valuation, to name a few.


Why become a Strategy Associate?

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.

As an Associate within the Strategy practice, you will gain exposure to a variety of industries, organizations, and functional areas. You can expect to work closely with other staff, managers, and partners on all phases of an engagement life cycle and you will also be expected to actively contribute to our firm’s growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives, and assisting with development of thought leadership.

Within the Strategy and Transformation practice you might be involved in:

Developing top line and bottom line growth strategies aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenue, or managing cash flow

Designing or optimizing a company’s customer experience to drive additional revenue, lifetime value, and/or customer satisfaction
Mapping, analyzing, and implementing improved operational processes to drive efficiency and effectiveness of client teams and organizations
Leading or supporting change initatives within client organizations such as digitial transformation, operations transformation, and organizational transformation
Leveraging analytical tools and frameworks to collect data and generate insights to support client recommendations and contribute to deliverables
Managing project scope, time, and resources to achieve objectives
Executing activities such as researching, planning, requirements gathering, prioritizing, consensus building, or leading or facilitating teams



Role Expectations

Agility and interest in different industries, organizations, functions, teams, and business processes
Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal/collaboration capabilities
Strong technical aptitude and problem-solving 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
Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate.
Ability to travel as required
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business and Management areas including Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Operations, International Business, Management Information Systems Computer and Information Systems, Finance, Accounting or Engineering. Degree requirements may vary by location
Major and overall minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0
Other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)

Data Analysis and visualization (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, SQL)

Project management and/or process improvement fundamentals (e.g. agile, scrum, six sigma)
Additional preferred knowledge areas or certifications include design thinking, group facilitation, presentation/public speaking, data science, financial analysis, or similar functional competancies

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: 047792

Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, Washington