Events Specialist

Location: Grant Thornton Cayman Islands

Grant Thornton Cayman Islands are the fastest growing professional services firm in Grand Cayman. Over the past five years, the organisation has undergone a significant business transformation. We have increased the size of our practice almost 10-fold and have even bigger growth plans, with a clear focus on providing top quality audit services on the island.

The Events Specialist is a position within the Grant Thornton Cayman Islands Marketing team, dedicated to providing support for our wide spectrum of events, designed to build our brand profile and cultivate strong client relationships.

We are looking for a talented events professional ideally from a Financial Services background to join our team and support our business growth through our ambitious marketing strategy. They will work on a variety of projects to grow our brand externally, with a particular focus on ensuring seamless external client event delivery.

About the role

This is a 360-degree event marketing role where you will plan and execute best-in-class client and internal events as a part of our growing Marketing team. It requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active, behind-the-scenes role.

Event coordination

  • Create and manage project plans for external events and support the HR team with internal events, where needed
  • Event budget management
  • Ability to be the sole planner on some events, working with Marketing team members and service line partners
  • Guest list management and data collection using a CRM system
  • Analytic reporting on event activity
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors and venues, ensuring quality and value standards are maintained
  • Other event marketing administration


  • Manage event merchandise inventory system and stock control, ensuring timelines of repeat ordering 
  • Identify opportunities and design event merchandise 
  • Research and source competitive merchandise suppliers


  • Draft and distribute internal and external event communications, including written communications and design work
  • Event social media content and scheduling

We are a growing business and encourage a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude where teamwork achieves the bigger business strategy. The above list is by no means exhaustive, and we’re looking for someone who’s ready to roll their sleeves up and oftentimes go beyond their job description.

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Ideally possesses 2+ years' experience in a similar role (Financial Services experience is a bonus)
  • Must be fully proficient in Microsoft Windows based programs: Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams, workflow systems
  • Experience with a CRM system is desirable
  • Proficiency in design software is a bonus
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously, while ensuring impeccable quality standards. 
  • Campaign tracking, reporting and analytical skills at campaign and client level
  • Excellent communication, written and oral, and interpersonal skills. 
  • The ability to take initiative, and to be pro-active in nature. This role is fast paced and requires excellent time management and prioritization skills. 
  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team or individually 
  • Committed to standards of excellence with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of hospitality, events across sectors, venues, and suppliers 
  • Experience in Client Relationship Management 
  • Flexible and able to work longer hours at business-critical times with the ability to travel occasionally

What you’ll get

This position is offered with a competitive compensation package and bonus structure, plus standard benefits such as medical and pension.

Aligned to our rapid growth, excellent opportunities exist for ambitious and driven candidates to progress within the firm.

Our mission is to offer the best audit services in the Cayman Islands, and having the best team is where it all begins.

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