Shane: the ATC gave me more autonomy
I have worked with the Agile Talent Community since February 2021 and have had roles in both the outsourcing and co-sourcing areas. Having only had long term permanent roles in Financial Services, I was a little nervous about moving to a contracting model and about the quality of roles I would be assigned to. However, the roles have been very well matched to my skill level and experience. I have worked as a Senior Audit Manager for a Wealth Management Platform Client leading the audit team and managing the delivery of audits. More recently I’ve been working in FS Business Risk Services on specific AML and Financial Crime related reviews.
The outsourcing model has provided the potential to work with a range of clients across different industries, geographic locations, and organisational structures.
The ATC has also provided an excellent platform to develop more specialist knowledge in Financial Crime whilst being able to apply my knowledge of Internal Auditing. Prior to joining the ATC I’ve been involved in delivering and managing a broad range of risk focused internal audits in Financial Services, but this role has provided a platform to develop more specialist knowledge.
Being a member of the ATC has provided greater autonomy and independence over my work. It has given me the opportunity to have greater choice over my work schedule so that I can manage my workload to fit in with my other commitments such as managing the long school holidays with my two daughters (aged 10 & 12) and other parental caring responsibilities I have. Additionally, the flexibility has allowed me the capacity to further enhance my personal and professional growth through the school governor and trustee positions I hold outside of work. The additional roles are incredibly rewarding, allowing me the opportunity to make a difference to both the local community and other areas that I care deeply about. The flexibility of the ATC model has allowed me to pursue these additional ventures.
Being part of the Agile Talent Community has provided the opportunity to further expand my business network as I’ve been able to work with a variety of interesting clients as well as meeting likeminded colleagues and other subject matter experts at Grant Thornton. The Agile Talent relationship managers are incredibly supportive and proactive in ensuring that the projects I am assigned to meet the relevant expectations and time commitments that I have in mind. They are also very supportive in ensuring I can obtain the relevant guidance or resources on any queries or technical knowledge required on a project-by-project basis.