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Strategy Not-For-Profit / Higher Education Manager

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Grant Thornton is an equal opportunity employer Job Description - Strategy Not-For-Profit / Higher Education Manager (049828) Job Description Strategy Not-For-Profit / Higher Education Manager ( Job Number: 049828 ) Description Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We've never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart. The marketplace is evolving. Customer and employee expectations are changing. What worked yesterday may not work as well tomorrow. Grant Thornton's Advisory professionals help companies stay ahead of the game with bold thinking, big ideas and progressive strategies. Our Advisory teams apply their deep experience and global footprint to challenge the status quo and develop custom strategies that work for you. With a focus on pragmatism, our outside-in, customer-led approach facilitates the agility and innovation necessary to be a future-ready organization. Our services support you wherever you are in your business cycle - whether you're looking at a transaction to propel your company forward, focusing on developing and implementing the right controls to mitigate risk, or advancing your company's finance and technology infrastructure to match your aspirations. Strategy Not-For-Profit / Higher Education Manager Position Summary Grant Thornton's Strategy practice helps clients create a practical strategy that guides their organization's transformation as it adapts to meet their vision and goals. We target our clients' best opportunities and boost three core capabilities: Revenue and acceleration, customer and brand, and culture and behavior. Our Not-for-Profit & Higher Education Strategy professionals bring a tailored approach to help develop and operationalize strategies to scale and create specific tactics that trigger transformation. With deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of organizational functions and priorities, our teams align organization's people, processes and technology across functions, to optimize performance from strategy to execution.-- As a Manager, you will develop a broad base of industry and functional knowledge while managing complex aspects of our engagements. You will work closely with Sr. Managers and Directors and clients to dive deep into their issues, create strategic recommendations, develop persuasive presentations, and implement change. You will collaborate with others to make contributions to our firm. Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Ability to provide exceptional client service and quality outputs through all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients across a variety of projects.
  • Outstanding project and personnel management, oversight, and guidance that allow our project teams and people to grow and succeed.
  • Lead, manage, direct, and monitor client service teams on multiple engagements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strong financial, operational, or technical background preferred
  • General business knowledge in various functional areas (e.g., finance, HR, payroll, registrar, bursar, grants/program management, IT, etc.) and/or the not-for-profit/higher education sector; (Note: although not-for-profit/higher education experience is preferred, individuals with backgrounds in other industries but with an interest in NFP/HE are encouraged to apply as well.)
  • A bility to engage successfully and simultaneously on a variety of projects, including: -Strategic planning and strategic business analysis -Financial performance improvement - Board governance - Business process re-engineering - Organizational assessments and operational reviews - Technology advisory (including system evaluation/selection, IT assessment and IT strategic planning, project management, systems implementation, IT controls enhancement, post-implementation review, etc.) - Internal audit, with a focus on consultative recommendations to business processes and controls - Enhancements to financial/operational controls
    • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications
      • Bachelors' degree in a related field is required. MBA or advanced degree from a quality business school is a plus.
      • Successful candidates will have 7+ years of consulting experience and 7+ years of relevant industry experience.
      • Practical exposure to the application of information technology to address business issues is a plus; exposure to not-for-profit and higher education systems would be of particular advantage.
      • Experience with business process analysis and improvement projects, and/or use of analytical techniques and tools.
      • Experience leading and assisting with business development activities in order to play a key role in future business generation and continued development of the client base.
      • Established relationships within the not-for-profit and higher education sector, as well as a demonstrated ability to maintain relationships and cross-sell services into the industry.
      • Ability to handle day-to-day practice and client administrative matters (e.g., billing, budget to actuals, client acceptance, engagement letter preparation, performance reviews, etc.).
      • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
      • Driven and self-motivated, but with a sense of humor and a balanced perspective.
      • Ability to work additional hours and travel domestically as needed. Rewards and Benefits
        Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit rewards and benefits .-- It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. Primary Location - US-Washington-Seattle Other Locations - US-North Carolina-Charlotte, US-IL-Chicago, US-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, US-New York-New York

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