Tom Coley has more than 12 years of public accounting experience, serving clients in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. He specializes in state and local taxes, including multistate corporate income and franchise tax planning, FAS 109 and FIN 48 analysis, compliance and refund reviews, audit defense, nexus studies, voluntary disclosures, and credits and incentives. Coley has extensive experience performing refund reviews, as well as filing, substantiating and securing refunds. He has experience managing tax audits and 50 state voluntary disclosure agreement projects.
He regularly assists clients with tax provision reviews and FIN 48 implementations and updates. He has extensive experience identifying, substantiating and calculating state tax credits in the southeastern United States. Additionally, he has assisted clients in identifying and obtaining discretionary state and local incentives. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Coley spent more than four years with a Big Five public accounting firm. Before his public accounting experience, he spent five years in a manufacturing environment with a Fortune 10 corporation.
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — North Carolina (#27607)
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee
Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators Industry Council, Grant Thornton Representative
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
BS, Accounting, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
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