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Ted Thomas




Executive summary


Ted is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Tax practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ted was a senior manager with Arthur Andersen. He has served public and private companies since 1991 in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, technology, life sciences, and financial services.

Ted has provided his clients with tax compliance and consulting services, including merger and acquisition structuring, transaction cost reviews, due diligence reviews, accounting methods reviews and method changes. He spends a significant amount of time with his clients in the area of financial reporting of income taxes in tax provision outsourcing/co-sourcing engagements, as well as auditing tax provisions for Grant Thornton audit clients.

Ted is a member of the firm’s Tax Reporting and Advisory (“T-RA”) leadership team and leader of the Tax Controls Advisory practice, as well as co-leader of the T-RA practice for the Southeast Region. The T-RA team provides technical resources on tax provision accounting and auditing issues, Tax Function Optimization services, Global Compliance and Reporting services, Tax Controls Advisory services, and corporate tax compliance and consulting services for public and private companies.

Ted has developed and led technical ASC 740 training for the firm’s national Tax Leadership and Audit Leadership Conferences, national and regional core ASC 740 training for tax professionals, Tax Executive Institute meetings, and numerous other firm and client CPE events.

Previously, Ted has served as the ASC 740 Technical Issue Resolution leader for the Southeast region. He has also served as a member of the firm’s National Corporate Governance team, assisting with the development of ASC 740 technical updates for audit client and development of the firm’s methodology for auditing income tax provisions.


Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Georgia and North Carolina
  • Georgia Society of CPAs



  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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