Assistant Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 May 2018
I worked during the tax season as a co-op. It was busy, but the help of my colleagues and managers, I was able to learn fast and continuously improve my work and learned to work well under pressure and with great detail and accuracy.
Senior Manager - Application Support (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 April 2018
Senior partners have had a losing record in hiring senior thought leadership. Current IT Director has no operational or real IT experience and is leading the firm to a abysmal failure due to an overbearing micromanagement and dictatorial style. Lack of communication and isolation and siloed teams will be the soon downfall of his leadership. This will result in a couple more years of lost momentum and marketplace positioning.
Manager, Assurance and Accounting Services (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 April 2018
The firm represents a good opportunity for inspired accounting students who are looking forward to starting a career in public practice. It provides abundant learning opportunities and has an excellent culture in mentoring and coaching new accounting staff.
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) – Bahrain – 1 April 2018
Being in Grant Thornton Bahrain as senior auditor was a great experience and I have learned a lot and finish my ACCA 36 months experience requirement from here. I feel proud to be part of such global organization and always look forward to being part of Grant Thornton Globally. The Grant Thronton always provide necessary training to us keep updated with IFRS, IAS and all relevant law and regulation.
In this fast-paced environment, I was the front line person and the first person, a client sees when they walk in the door. I was responsible for greeting clients and directing them to the appropriate departments. I was responsible for setting up meetings between our clients and managers/ accountants. As well as my general administrative duties, I was responsible for e-filing of all personal and corporate tax returns for our clients and preparing the final tax return packages. I type-checked and finalized many financial statement packages for our corporate clients. I was responsible for making travel arrangements for managers and partners who were attending out of town/province conferences and meetings. I provided vacation relief for our in-house bookkeeper by preparing and processing of payroll for various clients. I organized many lunch and learn meetings for staff, as required. I processed many interac/credit card transactions every day for services rendered. I processed client cheque payments and arranged to have them couriered to our National office on a weekly basis. The hardest part of my job was having to prepare important reports for various managers/partners at once but with very little notice. The most enjoyable part of my job was the satisfaction of a job well done and being recognized for that accomplishment.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 March 2018
I have worked at Grant Thornton in an administrative role for 10 years. I found it a great place to work, and I learned a lot during my time there. What truly makes this company great is the people; the culture is very much like a family, and they encourage a work/life balance, with options of flexible work arrangements if needed.
This was your typical accounting firm to work at, work life balance was great as can be when it comes to working with at an accounting firm. Management was always attentive and listened to your concerns.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 November 2017
Very hard times at the firm, budget cuts, and let go f some good people. There is a culture there to eat time, it is referred to as "earning your hours" there is also a massive wage gap in the industry at GT then other places.
Adjointe administrative (Former Employee) – Bathurst, NB – 29 June 2017
Je n'ai jamais travaillé avec une si belle équipe! Mon poste n'était que temporaire mais j'ai tellement appris avec eux!! J'ai tout aimé de ce poste; mes collègues, la direction, les travaux complexes à exécuter...TOUT TOUT TOU!!!! Alors BRAVO Grant Thornton pour votre professionnalisme et connaissances!
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 May 2017
The environment at Grant Thornton is very unhealthy with frequent management changes and high staff turnover. No one knows what is going on within the firm.
The technology that they use is very outdated; I believe it has not been updated for the last 15 years or so. It creates a lot of inefficiencies for the whole team.
The team is not technically strong and there are limited sources of technical updates, guidance, tools, etc. If you want to have a solid accounting, financial reporting and audit experience, please save your time and go to BIG 4 firms. Even though BIG 4 firms work longer hours, you get a great experience which is very well respected in the market.
Tax Analyst (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 April 2017
It was an ok experience some nice people, but some others were just old school and treating you like garbage. I didn't leave because of the workload but because I got stuck with an awful team and after a while there was no way to get out of it. We did have telecommuting but my team didn't like it so I had to go in to the office.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 23 February 2017
A typical day at work consist of making sure the Reception area is bright and clean. Prioritizing my daily tasks. I learned a lot of skills such as new computer programs and learning how to cope under pressure. I engaged a lot with the clients and the staff. The hardest part of my job was memorizing the clients names at first. THe most enjoyable part of my job was being ale to know my job well and provide excellent client services and also to the staff.