BEING THERE FOR OUR CLIENTS

We maintained our commitments to service and quality

We go beyond business as usual
Early in the pandemic our clients had many questions. We were there for them, showing care through listening, bringing fresh ideas and having candid conversations. Through the turbulence we delivered quality, built trust and strengthened our relationships.

Why our clients work with us

Among the qualities Grant Thornton brings to every engagement:

  • Deep technical knowledge and experience in tax, audit and advisory services, accompanied by automation, data management and analytics
  • Industry know-how to help us anticipate needs, and deliver results our clients can trust
  • A talent for listening and giving every challenge the attention it deserves

Our firm’s professionals deliver a quality-focused experience that goes beyond what’s expected, and that propels people and organizations to reach their full potential.

Our commitment to client service is strong, even through uncertain times

The global pandemic and resulting economic slowdown has impacted almost every company and industry. During this period of uncertainty Grant Thornton has shown up for our clients and their businesses, delivering the business acumen, diverse partnerships and personalized counsel they need from Grant Thornton.

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Assessing risk, at speed
Our firm quickly launched a Pandemic Risk Assessment tool to help companies benchmark their operations against factors critical to business resilience during the pandemic. Our fast, data-driven assessment quantitatively determines our clients’ pandemic risks and offers focused plans to protect their businesses, customers and shareholders.
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Staying current amidst change
We also developed a COVID Disclosure Dashboard to give our Audit professionals a real-time view of pandemic-related public filings. Having immediate access to this information proved invaluable and allowed our team to discuss specific reporting and audit implications with our clients.
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Delivering customized guidance
When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed, we developed a CARES Act Planner to help our clients control liquidity and effective tax rates by showing them precisely how the legislative details impacted their unique situations.
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Responding with agility
We listen to determine our clients’ unique needs, and we respond with tailored solutions to help them address challenges and opportunities. It’s part of how we make business more personal, and build trust into every result.

Thought leadership on world economies, from a true global leader

Providing our clients reliable, objective and actionable information about the domestic and global economies is a critically important challenge for Grant Thornton professionals—and in fiscal year 2020, meeting it was more complex than at any time in recent history. We rely in large part on the guidance of Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton’s chief economist.

As one of the world’s most respected macroeconomists, Swonk is an expert on the labor market, monetary policy and structural changes that are distinct from economic cycles. Her work has moved Grant Thornton into the critical space of economic advising and forecasting.

Before joining the firm in 2018, Swonk ran her own consulting firm, served in leadership roles with a number of large financial firms, and served two terms as an advisor to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In addition, as a distinguished fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), she serves on an advisory committee to the Federal Reserve Board and belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations.

All of Diane Swonk’s work can be found on the firm’s website, on its Economic Insights & Analysis blog.

One firm, one goal and multiple perspectives

Grant Thornton clients don’t merely buy products and services—they’re business leaders who come to us with problems to solve. We view business problems through three distinct but overlapping lenses: the industry in which the client operates; the services we offer that can meet a need; and the geographic location where we will serve the client.

Service Line

At Grant Thornton we offer a comprehensive suite of services across Tax, Audit and Advisory, provided by professionals with the right expertise to help you achieve your goals.

Industry

Our firm offers specialized focus in fifteen industry groups, as well as private equity. In addition to deep experience and specialized knowledge in these groups, our professionals bring an understanding of the unique market conditions, challenges and opportunities faced by our clients in these industries. To learn more about the industry insights we offer, visit GrantThornton.com.

Geography

Our one-team approach allows for well-coordinated service from regional specialists across the globe. With multiple offices and additional support teams, we can serve your organization quickly and effectively. To see where we’re located, visit GrantThornton.com.

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Quality solutions, delivered at speed

At Grant Thornton, quality is at the core of how we do business and serve our clients: not just as auditors, but in every part of our firm.

In our Audit practice, we achieved remarkable and record-setting outcomes for quality in fiscal year 2020:

  • For the third year in a row our inspection rate was among the best in our profession, as measured in our most recently distributed PCAOB Part I inspection results.
  • Restatements have again declined since FY10, setting a new and even higher bar for quality in Audit Services.

Our commitment to audit quality goes beyond any one inspection result, and drives us to continuously update our training, technology and processes to support future improvements.

At Grant Thornton we collaborate closely to solve problems, pivot quickly as needs change and care enough to have tough conversations. These characteristics are quality exemplified and are part of how our firm makes business more personal and builds trust into every result.

PUBLIC POLICY A historic year for Public Policy

Grant Thornton’s Public Policy team has always worked to monitor and influence regulatory and statutory developments. But our activities took on a new importance this year as COVID-19 spread across the country, slowing the economy and causing the government to take an expanded role in business and society.

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