Financial reporting and accounting advisory services
You trust your external auditor to deliver not only a high-quality, independent audit of your financial statements but to provide a range of support, including assessing material risks, evaluating internal controls and raising awareness around new and amended accounting standards.
Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises
Get the clear financial picture you need with the accounting standards team at Grant Thornton LLP. Our experts have extensive experience with private enterprises of all sizes in all industries, an in-depth knowledge of today’s accounting standards, and are directly involved in the standard-setting process.
International Financial Reporting Standards
Whether you are already using IFRS or considering a transition to this global framework, Grant Thornton LLP’s accounting standards team is here to help.
Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations
From small, community organizations to large, national charities, you can count on Grant Thornton LLP’s accounting standards team for in-depth knowledge and trusted advice.
Public Sector Accounting Standards
Working for a public-sector organization comes with a unique set of requirements for accounting and financial reporting. Grant Thornton LLP’s accounting standards team has the practical, public-sector experience and in-depth knowledge you need.
Tax planning and compliance
Whether you are a private or public organization, your goal is to manage the critical aspects of tax compliance, and achieve the most effective results. At Grant Thornton, we focus on delivering relevant advice, and providing an integrated planning approach to help you fulfill compliance obligations.
Research & development, government incentives
Are you developing innovative processes or products, undertaking experimentation or solving technological problems? If so, you may qualify to claim SR&ED tax credits. This Canadian federal government initiative is designed to encourage and support innovation in Canada. Our R&D professionals are a highly-trained, diverse team of practitioners that are engineers, scientists and specialized accountants.
Keeping track of changes and developments in GST/HST, Quebec sales tax and other provincial sales taxes across Canada, can be a full-time job. The consequences for failing to adequately manage your organization’s sales tax obligations can be significant - from assessments, to forgone recoveries and cash flow implications, to customer or reputational risk.
Global mobility services
In today’s competitive and global marketplace, your employee mobility strategy is a critical factor for success. International opportunities are key to attracting top talent and instilling a global mindset across your organization. Your people truly are your most valuable asset, and as your expatriate workforce continues to grow, a seamless global mobility program is essential to achieving your overall business goals.
US corporate tax
The United States has a very complex and regulated tax environment, that may undergo significant changes. Cross-border tax issues could become even more challenging for Canadian businesses looking for growth and prosperity in the biggest economy in the world.
US personal tax
Whether your business is only beginning to sell to US customers, or US customers represent the core of your business, anticipating and dealing knowledgeably with the US tax environment is critical to your bottom line. Our full-service US corporate tax group can help in all tax aspects of doing business in the US. Given high US corporate tax rates, don't be surprised by a US tax liability only to find out that there were planning opportunities available to reduce it.
While there is great opportunity for businesses looking to expand globally, organizations are under increasing tax scrutiny. Regardless of your company’s size and level of international involvement—whether you’re working abroad, investing, buying and selling, borrowing or manufacturing—doing business beyond Canada’s borders comes with its fair share of tax risks.
Transfer pricing is a complex area of corporate taxation that is concerned with the intra-group pricing of goods, services, intangibles, and financial instruments. Transfer pricing has become a critical governance issue for companies, tax authorities and policy makers, and represents a principal risk area for multinationals.
Succession & estate planning
Like many private business owners today, you’ve spent your career building and running your business successfully. Now you’re faced with deciding on a successor—a successor who may or may not want your direct involvement and share your vision.
Tax Reporting & Advisory
The financial and tax reporting obligations of public markets and global tax authorities take significant resources and investment to manage. This requires calculating global tax provision estimates under US GAAP, IFRS, and other frameworks, and reconciling this reporting with tax compliance obligations.
Our transactions group takes a client-centric, integrated approach, focused on helping you make and implement the best financial strategies. We offer meaningful, actionable and holistic advice to allow you to create value, manage risks and seize opportunities. It’s what we do best: help great organizations like yours grow and thrive.
We bring a wide range of services to both individuals and businesses – including shareholders, executives, directors, lenders, creditors and other advisors who are dealing with a corporation experiencing financial challenges.
Market-driven expertise in investigation, dispute resolution and digital forensics
Viruses. Phishing. Malware infections. Malpractice by employees. Espionage. Data ransom and theft. Fraud. Cybercrime is now a leading risk to all businesses.
Running a business is challenging and you need advice you can rely on at anytime you need it. Our team dives deep into your issues, looking holistically at your organization to understand your people, processes, and systems needs at the root of your pain points. The intersection of these three things is critical to develop the solutions you need today.
Builders And Developers
Every real estate project starts with a vision. We help builders and developers solidify that vision, transform it into reality, and create value.
Rental Property Owners And Occupiers
In today’s economic climate, it’s more important than ever to have a strong advisory partner on your side.
Real Estate Service Providers
Your company plays a key role in the success of landlords, investors and owners, but who is doing the same for you?
There’s no business quite like mining. It’s volatile, risky and complex – but the potential pay-off is huge. You’re not afraid of a challenge: the key is finding the right balance between risk and reward. Whether you’re a junior prospector, a senior producer, or somewhere in between, we’ll work with you to explore, discover and extract value at every stage of the mining process.
Oil & gas
The oil and gas industry is facing many complex challenges, beyond the price of oil. These include environmental issues, access to markets, growing competition from alternative energy sources and international markets, and a rapidly changing regulatory landscape, to name but a few.
At Grant Thornton LLP, we are proud of our unique, award-winning culture, a place where each person is encouraged to grow and to make a difference. We’re like those big cities that feel like small towns, where people take time to connect and feel they belong. In everything we do, we Lead Inclusively.
What does Leading Inclusively mean?
It means we strive to create an environment where diverse voices are not only at the table, but also heard and valued. Where people have equitable access to opportunities for growth and advancement, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and other diverse personal attributes. Where everyone feels safe to bring their whole selves to work. Where they feel they belong, are inspired to be their best and are empowered to succeed.
Leading Inclusively is not a “check the box” activity. It’s central to our Purpose, our culture and our impact.
Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are part of our fabric
Leading Inclusively is woven throughout everything we do, a common value that connects our colleagues and strengthens our teams. To keep our commitment to Leading Inclusively at the forefront, our CEO and Senior Leadership Team have direct responsibility for creating an inclusive, welcoming and equitable workplace.
At the business level, our 16 Inclusiveness Champions help us embed inclusive practices every day—from meetings and events with our colleagues, to delivering an exceptional experience for our clients, to making a difference in our communities.
From your first interactions with us, you’ll notice a difference.
How we Lead Inclusively
Here are some of the ways in which you can see, hear and feel our culture of inclusion:
- We bring together diverse teams of colleagues to provide diversity of thought and experience so we can provide our clients with the best solutions. For our colleagues this means equitable access to exciting work and stretch assignments.
- We engage our People Managers in unconscious bias training so they can make annual contribution assessment and promotion decisions through an inclusive lens.
- Our leaders ask the hard questions to ensure that we continually review our policies and programs (such as recruitment practices) to identify and eliminate systemic bias.
- Through our Learning to Thrive platform, all colleagues have access to resources and e-learning content, which helps us each take responsibility for creating awareness of important issues and provides a basis for informed, open dialogue.
- We regularly survey our people to understand the diversity within our colleague and Partner populations and to inform the development of inclusive and equitable programs and initiatives.
- For our colleagues to thrive and be able to bring their whole selves to work, we understand the importance of flexibility. Our Flex-Ability framework enables everyday flexibility.
- We also offer formalized alternative work arrangements and access to external resources such as childcare and eldercare programs.
- Our Leading Inclusively Advisory Committee is comprised of colleagues from every level and many diverse groups to share perspectives, ideas and feedback with our Board, CEO and Senior Leadership Team.
And we know there is still more to do…
Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are not checkbox statements or initiative-based activities for us. They are a commitment that is complex and evolving. That’s why it’s important to us to build our culture through a lens of Leading Inclusively. You’ll see, hear and feel it in our colleagues’ experiences every day.
Our Leading Inclusively Mission
To continue to strengthen our culture as an inclusive community where our people say that individual differences are valued and that everyone has equitable access to opportunities for growth and development.
We’ve been making progress on gender representation
We are excited about the rate of increase of women advancing to partnership and senior leadership roles over the past few years and we expect this to continue. Currently, 43 per cent of our National Management Committee are women and 53 per cent of our most recent partner and principal appointments were women.
Canadian Best Workplace awards
We’re proud to be recognized by Great Place to Work as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for 14 consecutive years, as well as a Best Workplace for Inclusion (2018, 2020, 2021), Women (2017, 2020, 2021), and Mental Wellness (2020), among others.
We work as a team to make sure our talent attraction process is welcoming, fair and inclusive. Our colleagues often tell us they felt welcome and respected from their very first encounter with Grant Thornton. And, once new colleagues join our team, we’re committed to providing them with access to varied engagement and project opportunities that enable them to grow both personally and professionally. Visit our careers site to learn more.
Kevin Ladner, FCA, CA, CBV
Executive Partner and Chief Executive OfficerView profile