Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide. We work with entrepreneurial businesses in the mid-market to help them assess the true commercial potential of their planned acquisition and understand how the purchase might serve their longer- term strategic goals.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of global accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for the preparation of public company financial statements. At Grant Thornton, our IFRS advisers can help you navigate the complexity of financial reporting from IFRS 1 to IFRS 17 and IAS 1 to IAS 41.
Significant changes to the dynamic of the financial services sector in recent years have shifted the paradigms in how we work. The increased digitisation of the workforce, changes in business models, globalisation, and remote working capabilities have led to a new approach to the delivery of services.
Lou Centanni is an Audit Services partner located in Grant Thornton's Metro New York offices, and is Partner-in-Charge for the Long Island Market. Centanni is also the director of the firm's International Business Center for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he is responsible for all aspects of services rendered to clients, including financial reporting, taxation, management consulting, special purpose audits, tax planning and general business advice. Centanni has more than 22 years of public accounting experience. Although his experience spans a variety of industries, he has significant experience serving international companies in the publishing, media, manufacturing, distribution, professional services and high-tech industries. Centanni has served companies, both public and private, that range from small, entrepreneurial companies to large multinational corporations.
Anthony Bonaguro is a partner in Grant Thornton LLP's Audit Services practice, and has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of financial audits. He has provided a variety of specialty assurance services, including financial due diligence, process reviews and forensic accounting services, to various industries.
Joseph Loretto is a partner in the Dallas office and leads the firm's Latin America Business Group. He is also the international business director for the U.S. Central region. He has over 15 years of experience providing audit services to public and private companies across various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology and services. He has significant experience with public equity offerings, M&A, U.S. GAAP, U.S. GAAS, SEC and PCAOB technical matters. As the leader of the Latin America Business Group and international business director, Loretto helps drive business development for cross-border international assignments and leads a team of international experts that supports the firm's international business strategy.
As the Office Managing Partner of the San Francisco office, Rimma is responsible for driving Grant Thornton's commitment to its people and culture while also driving the delivery of high-quality services to clients. Rimma has more than 20 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to listed multi-national corporations as well as dynamic privately-owned firms.
Susanne Shalley is a partner and leader of the Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services practice in our Dallas office. She has 20 years of experience in professional services. Previously she worked 14 years at Deloitte, assisting in auditing tax accruals for multinational public companies and providing tax accounting services to non-audit clients.