Senior Manager, Risk Consulting

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
  • 9-day fortnight with no salary reduction
  • Higher education and public Sector space

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 the role

We are looking for a Sydney based Senior Manager, with a passion for the higher education sector and public sector more broadly. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a Risk Consulting team within a professional services environment or internal audit team within the higher education and public sector space. Working in a collaborative, supportive team environment you will be supported to enhance your career through exposure to a broad range of engagements.

Key responsibilities

Understanding how to grow our clients’ business means you will get involved a broad range of activities including:

  • Building successful relationships by partnering with internal and external stakeholders to ensure sustainable commercial outcomes
  • Leading collaborative risk consulting / internal audit teams on a range of internal audit, risk assurance and controls remediation engagements, and effectively communicating outcomes and recommendations to Audit Committees and/or senior executives
  • Coaching and mentoring team members to continually develop the team’s capabilities to provide a high level of engagement
  • Working closely with internal teams, as well as clients to identify business development opportunities that will add value to our client’s business
  • Staying up to date with the ever-changing regulatory landscape and best practice

Skills and experience

We’re looking for an experienced leader skilled in supporting and motivating their team through coaching to foster a culture of collaboration and inclusion. This role will suit someone with the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Proven track record working in a Risk / Consulting team within a professional services environment or internal audit team within higher education and public sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically
  • Collaborative and consultative approach to working with diverse stakeholder’s
  • Professional qualification in CA or equivalent

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 | Flexible working options
  • Fully funded gym membership | Health Insurance discounts
  • Funded professional membership
  • Structured learning and development at all career levels
  • Diverse and inclusive firm culture | Mental health support, financial & wellbeing coaching
  • And many more

Your application

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application or if you have questions about this role, please contact Marnie Wapshott at [email protected].

Need some help applying or participating in the recruitment process?

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 LGBTI+ community and individuals who identify as having a disability or are neurodiverse.  Click here for more information about how we support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Grant Thornton.

Should you require any adaptations to the recruitment process or need any additional support from us to help you perform at your best, we encourage you to select the option when prompted in your application form. Our Talent Acquisition team will then be in touch with you to discuss your preferred method of communication, how we can support you in your application and your individual circumstances.

Alternatively, you can get in contact our Talent Acquisition team at any stage of the recruitment process at via their details above or [email protected]



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

  • Risk Consulting
  • Internal Audit
  • Business Development
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Critical Thinking

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