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Grant Thornton LLP Advisory Process Risk Director in Boston, Massachusetts


The Advisory Process Risk Director is responsible for developing and maintaining strong client relationships, growing a book of business in the market, coaching, mentoring, and leading teams, and overseeing all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients. Engagement responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing risk assessments, and internal control design, assessment, and audit projects across all three lines of defense – across multiple risk domains. The Senior Manager works closely with partners and staff, playing a key role in client and engagement management, practice development, and business development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review processes and internal controls across multiple risk domains to provide clients with an assessment of risk, internal control, and overall process effectiveness and efficiency – across the three lines of defense.

  • Work closely with clients and staff to develop impactful recommendations to address identified gaps. When requested, assist with implementation and remediation activities regarding internal control, business and IT process optimization, profit improvement, fraud prevention, and compliance.

  • Conduct entity- and process-level risk assessments, and develop recommended Internal Audit plans for client approval.

  • Assist with establishing and operating high performing Internal Audit functions, internal controls programs, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance programs.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff; work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to perform services.

  • Work closely with partners and team members to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.

  • Effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives, portraying knowledge and confidence.

  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.

  • Actively contribute to, and participate in, business development activities such as new relationship development, proposals, client account management, conferences, presentations, whitepapers and other thought leadership.

  • Use network of business relationships to generate new sales opportunities

  • Think strategically about practice enhancements, and actively contribute to implementing change.

  • Coach, mentor, and develop team members, fostering professional growth and developing high performers.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 8 plus years of experience providing impactful risk and internal control audit and advisory services

  • CPA, CIA, CISA or other relevant certification required

  • Experience assisting with establishing and operating high performing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs and Internal Audit functions

  • Experience assessing and designing efficient and effective internal controls that address strategic, operational, reporting, and compliance risks across financial, operational, administrative and information technology (IT) processes

  • Ability to, and passion for, developing and expanding relationships with current and prospective clients

  • Experience participating in engagement pursuits, and preparing impactful materials in response to Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and other client engagement opportunities

  • Experience with data analytics and visualization preferred

  • Experience in the life sciences, manufacturing / industrial products, professional services or energy industry preferred

  • Experience working with organizations that utilize SAP, Workday, Oracle or Infor preferred

  • Domestic and international travel as required


About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.

• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.

• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at

• When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we’re taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at

Here’s what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at

Additional Details:

Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or self-test negative for COVID-19 within a specified timeframe in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

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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.