Seramount names Grant Thornton one of the 2022 ‘100 Best Companies’


Professional services firm also named a 2022 “Best Company for Dads”



CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, is one of Seramount’s 2022 100 Best Companies for the 17th year in a row. Additionally, the firm earned a “Best Company for Dads” distinction for the fourth year in a row.


The 100 Best Companies list, representing almost four million employees in the United States, recognizes companies for how well they support employees and their families. Specifically, Seramount honors organizations who go beyond traditional parental leave with inclusive benefits such as paid gender-neutral parental leave, backup childcare, mental health resources and more.


Mike Monahan, Grant Thornton’s national managing principal of People & Community, is honored by the firm’s continued recognition from Seramount — recognition he says is a direct reflection of the hard work of the firm’s People & Community team of professionals.  


“At Grant Thornton, we’re constantly asking ourselves how we can continue to meet our people where they’re at with benefits that truly match their needs,” said Monahan. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to employee care, so it’s incumbent upon us to engage and listen to our people at each and every stage of their career journey. I’m endlessly inspired by my team’s commitment to doing exactly that, and I’m grateful for their innovative approach to benefits and culture.”  


Grant Thornton maintains what it calls a compassionate and comprehensive approach to creating a post-pandemic workplace. The firm absorbed employee premium increases associated with its medical health plans for 2022, and it gave its professionals more time off through extended holiday weekends and half-day Fridays in the summer.


Additionally, Grant Thornton offers a range of benefits that helped the firm secure its spot among the 2022 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads lists.


The firm’s ongoing parent-friendly initiatives include:

  • Grant Thornton provides paid gender-neutral parental leave, telecommuting, and flexible work arrangements, including reduced work schedules, compressed work weeks and flexible days. The firm also offers flexible time off, an industry-leading benefit enhancement that allows employees to take time off as needed to meet their individual needs instead of a predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days.
  • Grant Thornton offers a voluntary “Mentor Parents” program to help guide new parents through their transition back to work from parental leave.
  • Grant Thornton covers the cost of breast milk shipping when employees are traveling for work.
  • Grant Thornton offers 30 days of subsidized backup childcare. The firm also provided an additional 15 days to help working parents balance work and childcare obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Every Grant Thornton colleague has free access to Care@Work’s premium membership through, which provides Grant Thornton professionals with access to a network of caregivers and other services — including childcare, eldercare, pet care, housekeeping and other resources to support quality of life.
  • Grant Thornton offers a Working Parents & Allies business resource group, which focuses on aligning parenting values to workplace expectations, including best practices for successful work-life integration.
  • In June 2021, Grant Thornton announced a flexible approach to office work, allowing the firm’s professionals to have the option to handle meetings or day-to-day tasks remotely.


Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount, says this year’s “Best Companies” honorees have, “upped their game.”


“These companies continue to set the bar high when it comes to building family-friendly, inclusive workplaces,” he added.


To learn more about Grant Thornton and its people-first culture, visit



About the Methodology

The 2022 Seramount 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. The names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2021 data.



About Seramount

Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at



About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton” is the brand for two professional-services entities: Grant Thornton LLP, a licensed, certified public accounting (CPA) firm that provides audit and assurance services ― and Grant Thornton Advisors LLC (not a licensed CPA firm), which exclusively provides non-attest offerings, including tax and advisory services. With revenues of $2.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2023, and dozens of offices nationwide, Grant Thornton represents a community of more than 9,000 problem solvers, relationship builders, and industry specialists who know that how we serve matters as much as what we do.


Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton Advisors LLC and their respective subsidiaries operate as an alternative practice structure (APS). The APS conforms with applicable laws, regulations and professional standards, including those from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Grant Thornton LLP and Grant Thornton Advisors LLC serve as the U.S. member firms of the Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) network. GTIL and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership and all member firms are separate legal entities. Member firms deliver all services; GTIL does not provide services to clients.




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