Recent or Potential Grads – Utilization Coordinator – Grant Thornton – Halifax, NS

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: July 17, 2022

Position Description

Utilization Coordinator

Office LocationHalifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:
Req #7891

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Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton. Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a thriving organization that’s purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.

As a Utilization Coordinator on our Operations team, you will have an integral role in Grant Thornton’s success by strategically creating exceptional engagement teams for our clients and colleagues. You will do this by matching skillsets and industry experience while considering deadlines and balancing workloads fairly among the whole team.

As a Utilization Coordinator your responsibilities will include:
•    Enjoy the challenge of problem solving and decision making in a fast-paced environment
•    Count strong organizational skills and attention to detail as some of your super powers
•    Thrive juggling competing priorities while working under pressure
•    Love persevering to find solutions by deconstructing data and reports to come up with creative solutions, proactively and reactively
•    Are happy to go the extra mile to build relationships with your colleagues
•    Have the ability to learn and understand our business and use analytical thinking to make decisions effectively
•    Take initiative and direction and work well both independently and as part of a team
•    Have the ability to be two steps ahead and anticipate needs, changes and challenges before they arise
•    Are comfortable working with all team members on scheduling, decision making and execution of processes in place
•    Can communicate clearly, effectively and with confidence face to face and in writing

Some of your day to day tasks will include:
•    Connecting with people from all of our offices across your region to accurately update and maintain schedules in our scheduling software in a timely manner.
•    Assigning appropriate client service personnel to engagements. This will involve assessing the engagement needs, reviewing available options, and recommending people that meet the requirements of the clients
•    Monitoring and maintaining an email account where all scheduling requests are funnelled and processed.
•    Responding and resolving scheduling requests in a timely manner and facilitate conflict resolution with those impacted.
•    Assisting with coordination and onboarding of new hires as needed with the People and Culture Team
•    Working closely with a dynamic team including a Resource Manager and Scheduling Coordinators on prioritization of tasks and projects.
•    Providing administrative, reporting and project support to the team as required.

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Be Grant Thornton
If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts “we before me”, where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens!

Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day? Read our colleagues’ stories at

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Utilization Coordinator? Like the colour purple? Great. Here’s a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
•    Post-secondary education
•    Proficiency with MS office suite, particularly MS Excel
•    Strong analytical skills, with attention to detail
•    Strong written and verbal communication and ability to interact with all levels within the organization
•    Proven client service focus, with an ability to resolve issues quickly, with a sense of urgency
•    Strong problem-solving skills
•    Flexible in adapting to constantly changing priorities

At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?



Grant Thornton LLP is committed to employment equity, human rights and respectful workplace principles throughout the life cycle of employment, including at the recruitment and hiring stages. We welcome applications from members of all equity deserving groups, including persons with disabilities, women, racialized and/or Indigenous applicants. Should you require accommodation in relation to the recruitment process, please notify us by emailing and we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs.

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