Assurance Associate

Job No: 2

Job type: Assurance

Location: Port-of-Spain

Categories: Assurance/Financial services

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Main responsibilities 


Has an awareness of the range of services offered by Grant Thornton ORBIT Solutions and the relevant personnel to contact within the firm.


Meet the demands of clients, producing deliverables on a timely basis.

Completes assignments on a timely basis.

Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services. 


Presents a professional image of the firm.

Establishes good working relationships with colleagues.

Acts as a team player to ensure high quality client service.

Balance normal workflow and demands of professional exams.

Ask for feedback on own progress and applies it going forward.


Exercises professional scepticism.

Exercises alertness and diligence in executing assigned tasks.

Attends and participates in risk assessment and planning meetings and makes notes to produce minutes.

Prepares appropriate documentation to support work done.

Prepares draft of budget

Identify and promptly communicate issues to ICA and suggest solutions.

Provide explanations and OJT for staff with less experience.

Supervises the work of entry level and assistant accountants on the audit team.

Understand all relevant GT methodologies, tools and accounting and auditing standards.

Any other work assigned by the ICA.


Secondary school education including the attainment of at least five (5) ‘O’ including English Language and Mathematics and/or two (2) ‘A’ levels         

Currently pursuing ACCA Level 3

Demonstrate a working knowledge of updated IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, ISAs and established internal standards and procedures.

2-3 years’ experience in an accounting environment or equivalent

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Standard competencies for level 2

Role specific expertise – Uses a good knowledge of technical and professional standards to carry out specific tasks within own team.

Initiative – seeks opportunities to contribute beyond their own role.

Adaptability – Displays agility and flexibility by adapting to changing circumstances, encouraging others to try new ideas and methods.

Ownership- takes personal responsibility for contributing to the team and helps support the team.

Business insight- seeks ways to improve financial returns for the team.

Critical thinking- Analyses information from a variety of sources. Makes decisions using experience and judgement.

Grows the business- Actively seeks business development opportunities and assists other in winning new work.

Builds business relationships – Identifies and responds to clients requests and needs in a timely, professional manner.

Develops, inspires and influences- Maintains a learning environment and creates own learning opportunities. Offers feedback and advice to team members.

Results driven- Plans and manages time and resources to meet deadlines and objectives, responding positively to conflicting priorities.


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