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Houston, Texas

Service Experience
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax

John R. Ward




Executive summary


John is a principal in the state and local tax practice in Grant Thornton’s Houston office.  He’s spent more than 15 years assisting clients with challenging multi-state income and franchise tax issues and delivering significant value to the clients he serves. John assists with a wide variety of issues including apportionment analysis, refund reviews, controversy/audit defense, ASC 740/FIN 48 provision accounting, and more.  Additionally, John serves as a subject-matter specialist on North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee income and franchise tax matters.






John serves a diverse group of public and private companies in a variety of industries including technology, services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and transportation. 




Professional qualifications and memberships


  • Certified Public Account (CPA), North Carolina and Texas
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants





  • Masters in Accounting 
  • BS in Accounting, College of Charleston.

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