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  • 11/5/15 9:41 am CST

    U.S. economy fifth most optimistic in the world, according to Grant Thornton International Business Report

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders rose 20 percentage points in third quarter 2015 to a net balance of 74 percent, marking only the second time since 2004 it had eclipsed net 70 percent, according to data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). According to the survey of more than 2,500 business leaders in 36 economies, the United States is the fifth most optimistic economy overallmore...
  • 11/4/15 9:00 am CST

    New space relocated to better serve clients and enhance employee collaboration

    MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has relocated its Madison, Wisconsin, office to 5315 Wall Street, located in the High Crossing Business Park on the east side of Madison. Grant Thornton employees began work in the new office on Wednesday, October 28. The firm relocated from its former office at 2 E Gilman St. to allow for better access to clients. “We are excited to be relocating to the east side of Madison, which will serve as amore...
  • 10/27/15 8:01 am CDT

    Grant Thornton and Hart Energy survey finds lower oil prices force energy companies to rethink strategy

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After record prices in 2014, U.S. oil and gas companies have had struggles in 2015. Gone is the booming climate and record-setting growth, and, as a result, companies have adjusted strategy to deal with operational challenges such as budgetary constraints and capital considerations. This is according to the 2015 Grant Thornton LLP survey of U.S. oil and gas companies, conducted in partnership with Hart Energy. When asked aboutmore...
  • 10/21/15 8:53 am CDT

    Grant Thornton LLP offers 10 tax tips for the end of calendar year 2015

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As 2015 draws to a close, a turbulent economic and legislative environment means taxpayers need to keep a close eye on several major planning issues, according to Grant Thornton LLP. For example, more than 50 popular tax provisions expired at the end of 2014 and Congress has yet to extend them. Without legislative action, businesses won’t get a credit for research activities or be able to immediately deduct one-half of the cost of newmore...
  • 10/6/15 8:01 am CDT

    Firm produces growth in all three service lines – Audit, Advisory and Tax – under new CEO Mike McGuire

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, announced revenues of $1.45 billion for fiscal year 2015, which ended July 31, 2015. The figure is a record for the firm and represents a 6.9 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. “Our financial results are a direct reflection of the value we’re providing to our clients,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton LLP. “When we comemore...
  • 9/30/15 9:38 am CDT

    Innovative policy grants flexible time off instead of predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP today announced a new, industry-leading benefit enhancement that will allow employees to take time off as needed to meet their individual needs instead of a predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days. “As the first public accounting and consulting firm to move away from the traditional paid time off model in an industry focused on utilization, we realize our employees are not just talented professionals —more...
  • 9/29/15 9:00 am CDT
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP named J. Wade Weeks office managing partner of its Atlanta practice. In this role, he will lead the firm’s Atlanta office and oversee marketplace growth and talent development. Weeks has more than 30 years of experience in professional services, with a focus on the retail sector. Most recently, Weeks served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Central Florida offices. “Wade brings a combination of provenmore...
  • 9/2/15 8:01 am CDT

    Charged with fueling firm’s growth in the region

    PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luke Ratke has rejoined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner and leader of the firm’s Pittsburgh Audit practice. Ratke has extensive experience working with publicly and privately held companies, focusing on the retail and manufacturing industries. Most recently, he served as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Assurance Services practice. Previously, he was the director of financial reporting for Craftworks Restaurantsmore...
  • 8/26/15 8:39 am CDT

    Jeanette Gorgas and David Boland join as chief strategy officer and chief knowledge officer; David Porges joins as community engagement director

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP is growing its Office of Strategy Management leadership team with the additions of Jeanette Gorgas, David Boland and David Porges, who join as chief strategy officer, chief knowledge officer and community engagement director, respectively. Gorgas is based in the firm’s New York office, Boland is based in the Dallas office and Porges is based in the Los Angeles office. “Jeanette, David and David are widely respectedmore...
  • 8/25/15 8:17 am CDT

    Congressional dysfunction around tax reform hindering aggressive growth

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nation’s finance chiefs are relatively optimistic about the future, but remain cautious in the face of domestic uncertainties like Congressional inaction on tax reform. This is according to the latest edition of Grant Thornton LLP’s CFO Survey, which reflects the insights of more than 900 chief financial officers and other senior financial executives across the United States. More than half (55 percent) of CFOs saymore...
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