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.
Outsourcing Changes to the Outsourcing legislation, specifically when offshoringSignificant 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.
Asset management Inflation and tax planningThe recent onset of rapid inflation is an unwelcome development that is having a widespread impact on US businesses and tax planning.
A year ago, Brazil emerged from a deep three-year recession, its worst in many decades. The business outlook has improved rapidly with the return to growth.
However, Q4 GDP growth was disappointing, at just 0.1% year-on-year. Then in Q1, unemployment, which had been on a declining trend, rebounded to 13.1%. This economic softening likely explains, at least in part, the decline in optimism to net 26% (down from a recent peak of 59% in Q4 2016). Despite this, mid-market business leaders still have strong hopes for growing revenue (net 67%) and profits (net 48%).
Lower rates and market reforms support growth
Inflation has dropped sharply, to under 3%, having peaked at 11% at the end of2016. This has enabled the central bank to cut its benchmark Selic rate to a record low of 6.5% in March. Lower rates should facilitate borrowing and in turn boost spending and investment. The government is also pushing ahead with a program of market-orientated reforms, including tax simplification. The IMF has a positive outlook, forecasting real GDP growth of 2.4% in 2018-19, up from 1% in 2017.
Economic uncertainty persists, but is at a five-year low
There is still a broad range of constraints cited by businesses. This includes inadequate communications infrastructure (23%) and shortages of financing (28%). An overarching concern is the Brazilian presidential election in October. It is the most open race in decades, making it hard to predict if the next government will press ahead on key issues such as pension reform needed to stabilise public finances.
That said, Brazilian firms are experienced in navigating political turbulence. Economic uncertainty is citied as a constraint by 41% of firms. Although this is high by regional and global standards, it is actually at a five-year low for Brazil.