Quality & Excellence - Senior Accountant

About the company.

Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies.

About the role

  • If you are a client facing Business Services Accountant looking for a change, this role is an opportunity to apply and develop your skills and experience in a new and challenging way.
  • This is a national support role to help develop, implement and monitor protocols and procedures in order to meet quality, ethical and risk requirements.
  • You will report to and be supported by our small national team, including our Head of Q&E, Quality & Systems Manager and Business Improvement Manager.
  • The role is part-time 0.6 FTE, with opportunity to work from home on some days.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work within and provide support to the Q&E team to deliver quality and risk requirements within our Private Advisory service line
  • Review compliance, ethical and regulatory requirements set by CAANZ and other governing authorities, advise on implications on processes, help implement change to processes
  • Write and maintain policies, manuals, communications and templates, and ensure all documentation and knowledge systems are maintained and updated regularly.
  • Coordinate, organise and follow up meetings and structured workshops including agendas, meeting notes and other communications
  • Develop training on quality matters, including working closely with our Training and Knowledge Sharing team
  • Assist and support the PA team on quality matters including addressing day to day queries, and identifying issues that need to be addressed
  • Work with and support our Q&E Reviewer in co-ordinating and completing internal quality control file reviews
  • Work closely with all PA team members, our Risk and IT teams and other support services.

Skills and experience 

  • Tertiary Qualification in Accounting / Commerce or similar
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within an accounting firm, ideally within the Private Tax or Business Services area or similar.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Understanding of the key compliance, ethical and regulatory requirements that apply to the accounting industry
  • Understanding of systems used in an accounting business
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with diverse and senior stakeholders


At Grant Thornton, we encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work. We recognise, appreciate and harness our people's individual skills and talents and want to empower our people to make a difference to our clients, colleagues and community.

We recognise the importance of being flexible and encourage collaboration and team work – we work closely with our clients and build relationships with stakeholders from day one.


  • Free annual gym membership to keep you flexible, fit, and healthy
  • CA support and mentoring, including study masterclasses
  • Blended and continuous learning approach that will see you develop personally and professionally
  • Leading market parental leave initiative and early access to long service leave
  • Become involved in various environmental and social committees that you are passionate about

How to apply

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10/03/2020 $0 Perth 1 Accounting
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