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Mary Ropes




Executive summary


Mary is the National Professional Practice Director for the Northeast Region of Grant Thornton.  In this role, Mary deals with all professional standards, auditing and risk management issues pertaining to clients in the Northeast Region.  She also consults with businesses throughout the country on complex accounting and auditing matters including business combinations, revenue recognition, equity instruments and long-lived assets.

Mary has more than twenty-five years of public accounting experience, specializing in conducting audits for public and private companies.  She has extensive experience and expertise in serving consumer and industrial product companies, including automotive, building products, color and additive concentrates for the plastics industry, metal fabrication, apparel and publishing.  Prior to taking on the NPPD role, she was a lead engagement partner servicing commercial clients.  She worked with both private and public companies, many with a significant presence outside the US. She has also worked with numerous clients to raise capital through IPO and debt offerings; in addition, she has assisted clients with significant acquisitions and divestitures throughout her entire career. Mary has served some of the firm’s largest and most strategic clients.   

Mary has held numerous leadership positions within the New York office and the firm including: NYO Assistant Managing Partner responsible for Quality, People and Client service, CIP Industry Leader, member of the National Audit Leadership Team, and member of various firm task forces, including the partner compensation task force and the first audit improvement task force.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • State University of New York at Albany – Business School – Accounting Advisory Board



  • BS, Accounting, State University of New York — Albany

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