The Advisory & Consulting Service Line is a rapidly growing, award winning, global group of successful teams working together to present a go-to-market differentiator whilst delivering the highest quality of work for our clients.
If you are successful in securing a role you will join a team of 600+ innovative specialists across a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Industry & Services, and Public Services with consultative expertise in Risk & Management Consulting, Internal Audit, Actuarial and all aspects of the Tech & Digital space. Our Advisory teams are at the forefront of large international infrastructure projects, global M&A transactions, high-profile forensic investigations, business valuations, corporate restructuring and creditor advisory services; all with the aim of adding value to clients by finding solutions to a range of financial issues as one collaborative team.
You will be responsible for delivering proactive, high quality and value-added assurance services over compliance with respective grant making bodies/donor rules and requirements for grants awarded for agreed projects/outputs for public and private sector organisations nationally.
The role will principally involve working with the Grants Assurance Manager to plan, co-ordinate and deliver grant verification reviews. This will include planning and liaison with the grantee, preparation of working papers, briefing the team and leading fieldwork as well as quality assurance of work, providing feedback and reporting of the work. You will also have the opportunity to play a key role in development and delivery of training alongside business development activities ranging from proposals and events, to training grantee teams.
The team has experienced strong growth in recent years and is well placed to build on this further with strong opportunities in the short to medium for further progression for successful candidates. You will also be expected to contribute to the wider success of the Risk Consulting service line and help in its continuous improvement.
Whilst location is not currently an issue as such work is being conducted remotely, it is envisaged once government restrictions in respect of the Coronavirus pandemic are relaxed a degree of on-site work may become necessary in the future. This role could therefore be based in London, Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham, with travelling subject to client and business need.
You will report to the Director and Partner responsible for Public Services work within Risk Consulting.
Role & Responsibilities
- Co-ordination and support of the overall work programme for grant assurance
- Controlling grant assignments from planning through to preparation of certificates and draft reports in line with agreed timescales.
- Planning and performance of fieldwork including liaison with the grantee, briefing the team, as well as lead feedback meetings with the grantee
- Considering the needs and skills of those under supervision, organising tasks and responsibilities.
- Providing on-the-job training and supervision of junior team members during delivery of fieldwork.
- Building and maintaining strong working relationships with the grantee, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
- Maintaining control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with.
- Assesses and produces high quality work in line with the Firm's policy and processes, meeting relevant regulatory requirements.
- Providing constructive feedback for the completion of team member performance appraisals.
- Assistance on other special assignments (e.g. other grant related assurance) as and when required.
- Ability to make confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to providers.
- Ensures that the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the grantee.
- Identify opportunities and prospects for new work.
- Support in development and delivery of training alongside review and improvements to methodologies.
- Ensure standards and procedures maintained by whole team.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Knowledge of grant funding and regulatory environment or external audit
- Studying towards and/or holds CCAB (i.e.) ACA, CA, ACCA, IIA or other relevant qualifications
- Good interpersonal and client handling skills
- Experience of managing, training and coaching junior staff.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Actively seeks to enhance expertise and knowledge.
- Ability to develop new initiatives and methodologies.
- High attention to detail
- Ability to identify issues through sound analysis and application of technical skills in all situations.
- Provides assistance, shares experience, provides meaningful feedback and proactively supports the development of others.
- Takes ownership of projects, effectively delegates to others within the team and takes responsibility for quality control.
- Begins to develop a network of client contacts and contacts in the wider market.
Inclusion and Diversity
At Mazars inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We recognise that being an inclusive and diverse organisation makes us stronger as a business.
We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.