Associate Director - Reward Advisory Services

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate Director - Reward Advisory Services

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Grant Thornton UK LLP, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 22 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 88a18b4bd4c14170be102255d55ee875

Full Job Description

Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals. Our Reward Advisory Services (RAS) team forms a crucial part of our Employer Solutions offering - working closely with clients to design and implement the right employee incentive arrangements for a wide range of private AIM and FTSE listed companies.

To fully grow our North RAS practice we will need specialist practitioners on the ground supported by the national RAS practice and local stakeholders. We're happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we'll support you to balance your work and life., As an Associate Director in our Reward Advisory Services, Tax team you will:

  • Work primarily with mid-market clients, providing highly technical reward advice in a commercial and practical context.

  • Deliver equity reward projects, and implementation of share plans, and specialist tax support on transactions.

  • Be part of the national Reward Advisory Services (RAS) service line, within the wider Employer Solutions team incorporating Employment Tax and Global Mobility Services. The team works across the network with many other service lines including Corporate Finance, Valuations and People Advisory.

  • Manage graduates and trainees and help with their development.

  • Support our Partners and Directors through proactively targeting and developing new clients as well as leading client engagements.

  • Take responsibility for managing client accounts and lead on day to day client relationships. You will also take a lead in developing and delivering on the team's business development and go to market strategy.

    We are looking for an Equity Reward specialist to lead our Northern RAS practice, that individual will have a track record of delivering high quality employee incentives work and ideally but not essentially will be based in Manchester. If you have a track record of winning work in the market and successfully leading and growing a team then even better! The right candidate will be a senior member of our national RAS practice and will be fully supported by the local and national team., Joining us as an Associate Director, the minimum criteria you'll need is tax experience within Equity Reward. You'll have a professional qualification (CTA / ATT / ACA) or equivalent, or be a qualified lawyer.


  • We would expect you to have the majority of the following skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we'll help you develop along the way.
  • Technical expertise designing and implementing employee incentive plans.

  • An excellent record of client service and an ability to manage your time efficiently working to tight deadlines.

  • A proactive approach to the management of client projects including taking responsibility for billing and fee management.

  • Experience of business development or a desire to develop the relevant skills.

  • Document implementation (drafting), and / or modelling skills.

    Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton., Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.


  • Our open and accessible culture means you'll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

    Beyond the job

    Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why 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.

    The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you'll be giving back to society. It's that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our firm's values - purposefully driven, actively curious and candid but kind.

    We're looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what's right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It's how it should be.

    The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why 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.

    Whether that's working reduced contracted hours, working your hours over a shorter period or utilising our 'how we work' framework. Everyone has an immediate right to request a flexible arrangement through our flexible working policy.