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A truly collaborative and inclusive culture
"At Grant Thornton we live by four behaviours: Be brave; explore and innovate; WE not me; have fun and keep it real. They are the cornerstones of our culture. Collaboration and inclusivity are often just buzz words in a lot of firms, but Grant Thornton truly lives and breathes its values. You’re not put in a box and expected to stick to one specialism, we all work together across our services lines, offices and industry groups. This means you get exposure to a variety of clients and different skill sets to add value to their businesses. It also means you’ll never be bored - you’ll always be challenged with lots of interesting projects. And, everyone in the firm has a voice; you’ll be actively encouraged to speak up, share ideas, make suggestions and challenge the status quo."
You're in control of your career
"At Grant Thornton, your first step into a certain service line isn’t necessarily your last as there’s tonnes of opportunity to take control and shape your career. You’ll have quarterly performance inspiring conversations (PICs) with your manager which is a fantastic opportunity to explore your natural talents and identify your passions, so you can add value to clients by playing to your strengths. The firm’s priority sector programme is also open to everyone to participate in, so, if there’s an industry group that piques your interest, you’re welcome to get involved, learn and contribute to the success of businesses in some of New Zealand’s most exciting sectors."
A supportive environment as soon as you step through the door
“There’s a real sense of community here at Grant Thornton – it’s a firm that genuinely cares about its people – their career growth, professional development, work life balance and wellbeing. Our hybrid working model gives you enough time in the office to collaborate and build relationships with your team mates as well as some time at home when you really need to focus on studying or that chunky piece of client work. There’s also a strong emphasis on teamwork and knowledge sharing as well as an ongoing learning and development programme, so you’ll never stop learning. You also get a wellbeing allowance which you can put towards a gym membership or other physical activity, and our fully funded social club is dedicated to ensuring everyone has fun and the opportunity to network outside of work as well.”
Professional development that starts from day one
“This is a big focus at Grant Thornton, and it all starts with client work and interactions from your first day on the job. What you’ll learn from your colleagues and the work you do will go well beyond what you’re taught at university. And if you get stuck, have a question or need some input, partners and other senior advisors are always easily accessible to provide support when you need it. We’re also big on cross service line collaboration, so you’ll get the chance do some client work in other disciplines. I recently had the chance to carry out some due diligence work with our FAS team for a client who was buying a business, which was really interesting and expanded my skillset. When it comes to formal training and working towards your professional qualification, the firm’s flexible working policy and study leave give you the time and space you need to stay on top of your studies and your workload. And there’s an ongoing learning and development programme to help you with everything from your technical knowledge and business development skills through to achieving your career goals.”
Be part of change
You will be part of an ambitious and growing organisation with a clear strategy, where everyone has a role to play in driving success for our people and our clients. With change comes opportunities to take on new and exciting client work, collaborate with other teams and grow your skill set in areas outside your service line.
Awesome work stories
"No two days at the office are the same when you’re given hands on work for a huge range of different clients from fast growing start-ups to large complex organisations and corporates. As well as some of New Zealand’s iconic and most loved brands, my favourite projects have also included working with professional sports people, musicians and large Government entities. It’s also really encouraging to experience Grant Thornton’s commitment to the sustainability space both in terms of supporting clients to make meaningful changes to their businesses, and some awesome internal initiatives too. I get to embrace new challenges and expand my horizons by getting involved with the firm’s sustainability and impact priority sector group, and I lead the internal corporate social responsibility team in Auckland. I love that the mahi I’m doing helps to benefit many generations to come."