Looking to kickstart a career in Consulting?

You could start your career journey with us in one of the following areas:

Management Consulting

Management Consulting

For an organisation to realise their full ambitions and see real growth, they need to continually examine and challenge their business strategy – looking for inefficiencies and finding opportunities to leverage technological, economic and regulatory change.

Our Management Consulting team works closely with clients to plan and implement the right strategy to deliver sustainable growth.

We seek to help them achieve performance improvement by developing and implementing new structures, models and plans to reach their strategic goals. We also support them in determining how to best leverage innovative digital technologies and utilise their data effectively to develop deep insight in support of decision making.

Our key client service offering includes:

  • Strategy activation – projects include strategy implementation, change management, project & program management, strategic procurement and contract management
  • Digital and data – projects include digital transformation, data visualisation, data analysis and insights, technology implementation or system development 
  • Operating model – projects include organisational design, business transformation, business process mapping, human capital and capability assessments
  • Performance improvement – projects include business performance reviews, profit improvement planning, margin optimisation, budget and forecasting reviews and supplier management. 

Our Management Consulting team has deep expertise in the Retail sector. We partner with some of Australia’s largest retailers including supermarkets, department stores, apparel and beauty brands. We also work with a large number of social and public sector clients.

What makes working in Management Consulting unique:

  • Don’t work in silos – You’ll work on projects across the full spectrum of client services we offer – ensuring that you’re developing a broad range of skills, knowledge and exposure to different industries.
  • Hands-on – We support clients with the implementation as well as the strategy.
  • Remarkable exposure to senior leaders – Work closely with a team of dedicated and approachable Partners. Our working environment and team structure ensure that you have access to senior leaders across the Management Consulting team to help mentor you in your career journey and impart insightful industry knowledge. 

Joining Management Consulting as a graduate or vacationer will see you:

  • attending client meetings
  • project managing a client engagement – developing key project and governance materials, setting up meetings and agendas
  • managing the flow of client data
  • undertaking client, industry and economic research projects 
  • keeping up to date with industry best practice and emerging trends.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Strong written communication and oral presentation skills
  • Problem solving 
  • Research skills
  • Initiative
  • Curious mindset and a thirst for knowledge
  • Strong commercial mindset/commercial acumen

Our Management Consulting team accepts applications from students of all disciplines but is particularly well suited to students majoring in Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management or Marketing. We encourage applicants completing either undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Risk Consulting

Risk Consulting

For a business of any size, managing risk is a complex and time-consuming exercise – but it’s also critical to the long-term growth, brand reputation and sustainability of that organisation.

Our Risk Consulting team partners closely with clients on their risk management processes and strategies – ensuring they are paying their people correctly, securing their cyber resilience, helping them to spot early issues in your governance procedures and ready to tackle crime targeting their industry sector.

We do this through a number of core services:

  • Internal audit – providing an independent review of the effectiveness of client’s key controls, systems and processes, control improvement reviews, support clients with co-sourced and outsourced internal audit function solutions
  • Regulatory compliance – design compliance frameworks, operation processes and controls to enable clients to reach and maintain compliance with their legislate and regulatory obligations with respect to payroll, workplace health and safety, anti-money laundering, modern slavery, data privacy and information security
  • Risk management advisory – assessing existing risk management frameworks, developing risk policies and frameworks, designing effective control processes and conducting risk culture assessments
  • Technology risk – IT system controls reviews, IT security assessment and cyber security reviews.

We partner closely with clients across a wide range of industries including:

  • Not-for-profit
  • Government (local, State and Federal)
  • Financial services
  • Education providers

Joining Risk Consulting as a graduate or vacationer will see you:

  • attending client meetings and workshops
  • undertaking the engagement fieldwork – walking through a client’s processes controls, setting up work papers, testing a client’s controls
  • summarising findings and writing reports 
  • developing client presentations.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity 
  • Good attention to detail
  • Commercial acumen
  • Time management and organisation

Our Risk Consulting team accepts applications from students of all disciplines but is particularly well suited to students majoring in Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Economics, Law, Data Analytics or Business Information Systems. 

Opportunities are open for graduate and students to explore a career within our broader Risk team or within Technology Risk.

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Meet Emma

Name: Emma Martin
Job Title: Associate
Service Line: Risk Consulting
University Attended: Monash University
Degree qualification: Bachelor Commerce (Economics and Sustainability), Diploma of Languages (Indonesian)
Year graduated: 2019

Emma started working at Grant Thornton as a Graduate in Risk Consulting after graduating from Monash University in 2019. With previous experience in Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing for a sustainable start-up, Emma was able to hit the ground running at Grant Thornton.

Her day-to-day responsibilities include meetings, fieldwork, extensive document analysis and report writing. “I have been given a few projects where I am the only Associate, so I have the opportunity to work on every facet of a project, from introductory meetings to the fieldwork, document analysis, to drafting the final report for my manager to review and finalise. I like the variety of tasks assigned to me, and the opportunity to learn in every area of the service line,” Emma says. Outside the responsibilities of her consulting role, Emma has been given the opportunity to participate in a ‘think tank’ exercise on how Grant Thornton can integrate sustainability into service offerings too.

How do you feel supported at Grant Thornton? “We are each assigned a People Manager who you can go to for anything – career progression advice, everyday work questions or even just a chat. We are also assigned an Associate buddy, who has been there a bit longer than yourself, who you can go to for the smaller things, such as how to enter a timesheet or where to go for lunch,” says Emma.

What do you love most about your job? “I love the people and the culture! I have met some great and interesting people in my time at Grant Thornton. In terms of my everyday role, I love the many opportunities to be challenged, and to challenge others to solve problems and create practical, valuable solutions and recommendations to our clients,” Emma says.