Grant Thornton LLP
encompasses the U.S. operations of Grant Thornton International
, one of the largest accounting
organizations outside of the Big Four
(Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
, Ernst & Young
, and PricewaterhouseCoopers
). The member firms of Grant Thornton International comprise a global network of 27,000 employees and 2,207 partners in more than 110 countries. Composite revenues of Grant Thornton International member firms in 2007 were $3.5 billion. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm and the organization’s largest, operating out of 50 offices with more than 5,000 employees and 499 partners. U.S. revenue growth has doubled over the past four years — exceeding $1 billion in 2007.
Grant Thornton LLP has three service lines: audit, tax, and advisory services. Specific advisory services and areas of expertise include: Sarbanes-Oxley
, management consulting, and business valuations. Target industries include construction
, consumer products, financial services, government contracting, public sector and quasi governmental organizations, health care, not-for-profit, and technology.
In 1924, 26-year-old Alexander Richardson Grant founded Alexander Grant & Co. in Chicago.Grant had been a senior accountant with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young), but left to pursue his plan for public accounting.
When Grant died in 1938, he was just 40 years old. Despite this unexpected loss, Alexander Grant &... Read More