Business consulting services
Our business consulting services can help you improve your operational performance and productivity, adding value throughout your growth life cycle.
Business process solutions
We can help you identify, understand and manage potential risks to safeguard your business and comply with regulatory requirements.
Business risk services
The relationship between a company and its auditor has changed. Organisations must understand and manage risk and seek an appropriate balance between risk and opportunities.
As organisations become increasingly dependent on digital technology, the opportunities for cyber criminals continue to grow.
Forensic and investigation services
At Grant Thornton, we have a wealth of knowledge in forensic services and can support you with issues such as dispute resolution, fraud and insurance claims.
Mergers and acquisitions
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.
Recovery and reorganisation
Workable solutions to maximise your value and deliver sustainable recovery
Transactional advisory services
We can support you throughout the transaction process – helping achieve the best possible outcome at the point of the transaction and in the longer term.
We provide a wide range of services to recovery and reorganisation professionals, companies and their stakeholders.
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.
Audit quality monitoring
Having a robust process of quality control is one of the most effective ways to guarantee we deliver high-quality services to our clients.
Global audit technology
We apply our global audit methodology through an integrated set of software tools known as the Voyager suite.
Corporate and business tax
Our trusted teams can prepare corporate tax files and ruling requests, support you with deferrals, accounting procedures and legitimate tax benefits.
Direct international tax
Our teams have in-depth knowledge of the relationship between domestic and international tax laws.
Global mobility services
Through our global organisation of member firms, we support both companies and individuals, providing insightful solutions to minimise the tax burden for both parties.
Indirect international tax
Using our finely tuned local knowledge, teams from our global organisation of member firms help you understand and comply with often complex and time-consuming regulations.
Innovation and investment incentives
Dynamic businesses must continually innovate to maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow. Valuable tax reliefs are available to support innovative activities, irrespective of your tax profile.
Private client services
Our solutions include dealing with emigration and tax mitigation on the income and capital growth of overseas assets.
The laws surrounding transfer pricing are becoming ever more complex, as tax affairs of multinational companies are facing scrutiny from media, regulators and the public
Tax policies are constantly evolving and there are a number of complex changes on the horizon that could significantly affect your business.
The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce, with so many people moving to long-term remote or hybrid working models, has made inclusiveness more important than ever. Research for the 2021 Grant Thornton Women in Business report shows that businesses are recognising this and taking deliberate action to foster employee engagement and a culture of inclusion. Creating an environment of open communication, where all staff feel able to express their ideas and issues, is a priority for 43% of businesses, with the same proportion believing their emphasis on it will grow in the future.
Deliberate action on diversity
Establishing a culture of inclusion is central to increasing diversity at all levels of an organisation, and thereby growing gender parity within senior management. It also helps to create the resilience that businesses need to weather global crises. The more included employees feel, the more innovative they are in their jobs, and the more engaged they are individually with the company’s purpose.
“Having diverse teams makes companies more competitive – it increases innovation and productivity, leads to better performance and problem-solving, reduces groupthink and enhances decision-making,” confirms Allyson Zimmermann, executive director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, at Catalyst. “To achieve this, there needs to be an alignment between a company’s stated values, policies, practices and culture that is then reflected in the rewards and recognition given.”
Committing to an inclusive culture
In other words, an inclusive culture must be authentic to the business and its purpose. “It has to be more than a mission statement,” says Dan Holland, partner and head of D&I at Grant Thornton Ireland. “For a firm to be genuinely inclusive and accepting of diversity, you need platforms for people to present their ideas.
“There has got to be a desire to proactively hear from everybody within the firm, no matter who they are or what their background is, and to show them that they’re respected.” These goals need to be hardwired into the business, and aligned with its strategic aspirations.
All cultural goals should be role-modelled by leaders and key influencers, and cascaded through the company, because an inclusive culture is also one where people can identify a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives being advanced.
“Diversity must be seen at every level within the organisation,” says Ngozi Ogwo, managing partner/CEO at Grant Thornton Nigeria. “Businesses need to consciously create that gender balance, especially at managerial level, by giving opportunities to all who qualify.
“There also has to be consistent communication and measurement of goals in open and clear terms. No hidden agenda, no hidden conditions attached.”
The pandemic has highlighted the need to engage all employees in the aims and activities of the business. By fostering collaboration, the resulting inclusive culture will lead to greater productivity, helping organisations to recover.
“Businesses with diversity at their senior level are more likely to be able to think broader and more laterally, and consider more options,” says , global leader – network capabilities, at Grant Thornton International. “They tend to be more innovative. That will help them get through this crisis in a constructive way.”
Creating an inclusive culture is a key action in increasing gender parity in leadership. Download Grant Thornton’s Women in Business report for the complete picture on how inclusion drives innovation.