Senior Manager, Private Business Tax and Advisory

Grant Thornton

9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Sydney, Australia ⚠️

  • Work from home options | Team connection days
  • Apply your expert knowledge while working with a wide range of clients
  • 9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of the Grant Thornton global network – one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting, advisory and consulting firms.

In Australia, we’re proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

About this role

We are looking for a Senior Manager to lend their expertise and client focus to our Sydney’s Private Advisory (also known as Private Advisory or Business Services.)

Business leaders face many challenges throughout the business lifecycle: from managing daily operations, tax and compliance, to navigating a competitive landscape and planning an exit strategy. As part of our ‘Reach for Remarkable’ brand promise, Grant Thornton’s people are committed to providing a strikingly different client experience that is agile, authentic, and personal.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage a Diverse Portfolio - Oversee a range of privately-owned businesses, working closely with owners, C-suite executives, and finance teams. Collaborate across service lines and with the private business tax and advisory team, both locally and nationally, to ensure seamless service delivery.
  • Client Relationships -Cultivate strong working relationships with our clients, providing proactive and practical solutions to address their unique challenges
  • .Inspire Excellence - Lead a team of Associates and Senior Associates, managing workflow and offering coaching to foster their growth and development.
  • Operational Leadership - Take charge of operational matters across the team, providing expertise and guidance to managers and associates.
  • Efficiency Enhancement - Participate in operational and business development projects to elevate team capabilities and efficiency on a national scale.
  • Advisory Skills -  Develop your advisory skills in your chosen area of interest, whether it’s industry-specific or technical expertise.
  • Business Development - Actively engage in business development activities to enhance your portfolio and shape your specialization according to your aspirations.

Skills and experience

  • Qualification(s) in a relevant discipline such as Business / Commerce, Accounting or Finance, or other relevant professional or overseas qualification(s)
  • CA / CPA qualified, or other relevant industry accreditation(s)
  • Diverse business advisory experience (including private business and high-net worth clients), leading the delivery of high-quality and robust strategic projects
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with and influence stakeholders at all levels of client organisations
  • Significant people management and leadership capabilities, with genuine care for your people

If you are interested in this role but don’t feel that you match every single one of our requirements, we would still love to hear from you and explore the unique skillset and attributes that you can bring to the team.

Reach your remarkable

At Grant Thornton we do things differently because we understand that when you strive for better and care about what you do remarkable things are possible. We’re a dynamic and authentic mix of backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking. We’re driven by our shared purpose – we care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

With us, you’ll be exposed to challenging and rewarding opportunities – building your confidence and capabilities at every step. You’ll be supported, motivated and inspired by a team of passionate and caring collaborators and leaders. You’ll be empowered to build a career path that’s tailored to you and encouraged to make a meaningful difference. And we’ll make sure the excellence you deliver and the impact you make is always seen, felt and celebrated.

Remarkable perks that put you first:

  • 9-day fortnight with no salary reduction
  • Funded professional membership and study assistance
  • Up to 26 weeks’ paid parental leave | paid secondary carers’ leave
  • Fully funded gym membership | Health Insurance discounts
  • And many more!

Your application

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply, and we warmly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those in the LGBTQI+ community and individuals who identify as having a disability or are neurodivergent.  Click here for more information about how we support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Grant Thornton.

Should you have questions or require any adaptations or additional support for your individual circumstances so you may perform at your best during the application or recruitment process please contact Marnie Wapshott, from our Talent Acquisition team, on [email protected].

As we provide fair consideration and evaluation to a high volume of applications, we endeavour to provide feedback on your application at the earliest opportunity.


Leading provider of audit, tax, and advisory services.

Working Week

9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Our Vacation Policy

Grant Thornton offers a combination of annual leave and public holidays, totaling 26 days per year.

Remote Working Policy

Our employees can balance work from home with collaborative team connection days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.7k across 16 departments:

  • finance
  • business development
  • accounting
  • consulting
  • marketing
  • human resources
  • education
  • +9 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Business advisory
  • People management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Client relationships
  • Operational leadership
  • Business development

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