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Campus - Public Sector Associate - Summer 2021

Company name
Grant Thornton LLP.

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Aug 30, 2020

Valid Through
Dec 13, 2020

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Campus - Public Sector Associate - Summer 2021','046955','!*!Who is Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.  Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton (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. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.  Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically – whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive.  Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility (“CLEARR”) guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition to be the firm that makes a difference every day.

We provide companies with the guidance that they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance.  These services include compliance, consulting services, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services, recovery and reorganization, tax preparation, and valuation, to name a few.

What is Public Sector?

Grant Thornton’s Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. Our public sector team members find solutions that help government leaders with issues including acquisitions, financial management, human capital, information technology and performance management. Our professionals provide audit and advisory solutions that achieve measurable results and assist our clients in meeting business goals.  We reengineer the way our clients do business to help them achieve cost savings, manage new program initiatives, and support efforts to make government more efficient and responsive to the needs of citizens.

Based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with offices in Arlington, Virginia; Austin, Texas; and Sacramento, California; Grant Thornton’s Public Sector serves clients in federal, state, local and international governments.

Why become a Public Sector Associate at Grant Thornton?

 As a Grant Thornton Associate, you will work with clients in civilian and defense agencies of the Federal government, as well as international governments and financial institutions. You will be exposed to financial, technology, and performance management solutions, while having opportunities to contribute to major governmental consulting assignments and gain exposure to many different business issues. Public Sector professionals work together to increase the performance and the public trust of their clients by delivering innovative and executable solutions.

Your responsibilities will include research, data collection and analysis, business modeling, and proposal development. You will also work with fellow engagement teammates in delivering outstanding client service by performing accurate analysis and effective strategic assessment of client needs and issues. In addition, you will assist in the development of client deliverables and proposal responses, while also working on other projects as assigned.','!*!

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Information Technology, Computer Science

Major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

Completion of necessary hours to sit for the CPA exam, if applicable, in the state where the position will be located

The willingness and ability to work additional hours, as needed, and travel to various client sites

Skill Requirements:

Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills

Strong technical aptitude and skillset

Demonstrated project management skillset including project planning and time management

Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment 

Training:Grant Thornton provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.

Benefits: Grant Thornton offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.

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.','US-Virginia-Arlington','','1000 Wilson Blvd.','','Arlington','22209','Campus - Public Sector Associate - Summer 2021

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