Forensic & Investigation Services – Financial Crime Assistant Manager

Grant Thornton

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Job Description:
Grant Thornton Forensic & Investigation Services (FIS) supply a range of services to large corporates, lawyers and regulatory authorities. Our work falls broadly into the following areas: investigations, disputes, digital forensics, financial crime and competition services and monitoring.

As a service line within FIS, the Financial Crime team helps clients of all shapes and sizes by providing the advice they need to navigate complex financial crime risks and challenges. Our work is varied and includes:

Reviewing a firm’s financial crime framework (or specific elements within it) to assess business risk and regulatory compliance
Providing training to raise awareness and update a firm’s knowledge repository
Internal systems reviews – combining internal audit and industry insight to report on financial crime control design and effectiveness
Helping a firm to scope and carry out remediation activities in relation to core financial crime process (such as KYC, CDD/EDD, screening)
Conducting investigations on behalf of a firm and providing recommendations to help them determine appropriate next steps
Supporting an organisations response to identified regulatory breaches, such as sanctions breaches or instances of money laundering, bribery or corruption
Helping clients of all shapes and sizes, from FS and non-FS regulated sectors, as well as corporates. We support businesses who make a major contribution to the growth of the economy in the UK and beyond.
What you’ll be doing:


Build up a network of contacts and attend external networking events, acting as an ‘ambassador’ of the firm.
Be aware of the wide range of Grant Thornton services and spots opportunities to sell those services to clients whilst articulating and promoting Financial Crime services to other departments.
Builds an understanding of the potential for selling into clients and intermediaries.

Providing inputs for reports including drafting report sections and reviewing work of junior colleagues.
Be aware that Forensic reports and the opinions given are dependent on the accurate and efficient analysis work being carried out by junior team members.
Support the engagement Manager in meeting timelines & budgets
Support managers/partners/directors in client meetings.
Displays basic commercial awareness and enthusiasm for developing commercial skills.
Begins to develop judgment and an understanding around legal (e.g. employment law) and technical issues arising in an assignment, offering potential solutions and seeking advice when necessary.

Bring to the attention of senior colleagues all matters requiring their attention and decision.
Sets deadlines for self and junior staff and achieves them.
Contribute to the group e.g. presentations at team meetings, ‘lunch and learn’ meetings.
Work effectively with all members of the team, building respect of peers and junior team members.
Operations and results

Take responsibility for assigned areas, including having work reviewed and supporting the engagement manager in monitoring time and budget progress.
Have a good knowledge of technical matters relevant to Financial Crime, including MLR2017, CFA2017, BA2010, JMLSG, and FATF guidance.
Ensure compliance with internal procedures including the completion of take-on, conflict checking and setting up charge codes.
Proactively understand the firm’s potential liability on assignments.
Adhere to the Firm’s risk management policies and is aware of changes in the firm’s approach to risk management.
The minimum criteria

Min 2 years relevant experience (min 1 year in a financial crime role (consultancy or industry) preferred
Financial crime professional qualification preferred (but not required) e.g. ICA, ACAMS, CISI, ACFE
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, primarily Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Skills to set you apart

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in our clients and a passion to help them navigate financial crime challenges. You will have strong technical knowledge of the UK financial crime regulatory regime (across AML, ABC, sanctions, terrorist financing, fraud) and an awareness of current developments and issues, particularly within the regulated sector. You will have experience of working in the financial services sector or at a financial services regulator. As an Assistant Manager, you will have experience working on a range of assignments and be comfortable working independently using your own experience and supporting junior colleagues. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to progress your knowledge and experience across the spectrum of financial crime topics. Our employees share our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.


Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. We are driven by independent thinkers that provide high quality business and financial advice to a wide range of clients in countries all over the world.


We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where people can flourish, where differences are understood and respected, and everyone is valued.


We recognise it’s important for us to understand how we can support you in your role, including exploring any reasonable and flexible working adjustments. This flexibility will enable you to bring your full self to work and be at your best.


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