Eddie Adkins is a partner in Grant Thornton’s Washington National Tax Office, and serves as the tax technical leader for the Human Capital Services practice. He advises Grant Thornton’s offices and clients on tax issues that impact compensation and employee benefits, and he tracks new legislation and guidance. In addition, Eddie serves as a national executive sponsor of Equality GT, a business resource group for Grant Thornton’s LGBT individuals and their allies.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Eddie was a partner with Ernst & Young for 12 years, serving in leadership roles in the compensation and employee benefits practice.
Eddie has significant experience consulting with clients on qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation.
- Strategic federal tax
- Human capital
Professional qualifications and memberships
Member, AICPA Health Care Form Tax Force
Past Member, AICPA Tax Executive Committee
Past Chair, AICPA Employee Benefits Technical Resource Panel
Presentations and publications
Eddie has written over 50 articles for various publications, including the Journal of Taxation and The Tax Advisor. He has been quoted frequently in various newspapers across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today. Eddie has also appeared on CNBC. He is a frequent speaker at employee benefits and compensation conferences.
Past Treasurer and Past President, Board of Trustees, Family Matters of Greater Washington
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Master of Accountancy, 1980
Concord University, B.S. Business Administration, 1978
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