Our Consulting team guarantees quick turnarounds, lower partner-to-staff ratio than most and superior results delivered on a range of services.
Business Risk Services
Our Business Risk Services team deliver practical and pragmatic solutions that support clients in growing and protecting the inherent value of their businesses.
Our experienced Corporate Finance team has provided a range of transaction, valuation, deal advisory and restructuring services to clients for the past two decades.
Our Digital Risk team offer advisory and consulting solutions that give our clients peace of mind, clear value for money and an enhanced ability to react to cyber attacks.
Our Digital Transformation team work with business leaders to deliver efficient digital strategies and operating models that provide new or enhanced capabilities.
Forensic and Investigation Services
Our Forensic and Investigation Services team have targeted solutions to solve difficult challenges - making the difference between finding the truth or being left in the dark.
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a goal setting framework that helps teams, individuals and organisations set and track measurable goals.
People and Change Consulting
Our People & Change Consulting team help clients adapt to the changing nature of the workforce - how they attract, retain, engage, develop, deploy and lead their people.
Grant Thornton is Ireland’s leading provider of insolvency and corporate recovery solutions.
Our outsourced payroll teams become your dedicated payroll department, aiming to process your payroll in the most cost effective and compliant manner.
Grant Thornton's reliable and cost-effective outsourcing services help you streamline your business operations by taking care of your workload.
Audit and Accounting Advisory
Our Audit and Accounting Advisory team takes the headache out of multi-jurisdictional audit compliance requirements as well as technical compliance with accounting standards and legislation for clients.
Business Process Outsourcing
Grant Thornton’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team serves the needs of rapidly growing mid-tier multinationals operating out of Ireland and other hubs through the provision of services across the full range of finance functions.
Flexible People Solutions
At Grant Thornton, our Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) department have a dedicated team that help finance functions maximise efficiency.
Global Compliance & Reporting Solutions
Our Global Compliance & Reporting Solutions service offering covers a full suite of compliance services including financial statement preparation and related filings, dual bookkeeping, direct and indirect tax, statistical returns and payroll.
Global Payroll Solutions
At Grant Thornton, we meet the challenges of our clients. Our Global payroll compliance service offering is tailored to meet all your payroll requirements through a single point of contact.
Grant Thornton Financial Counselling
Grant Thornton Financial Counselling (GTFC) comprises a team of highly qualified professionals who offer financial advice to individuals and corporates across a range of areas including savings, investments, pension planning, and inheritance and succession planning.
Our services on Inheritance Planning mirror those on Succession Planning whereby the foundations of the plan are derived from meaningful conversations with those that wish to pass on or protect their asset base.
Personal Tax Compliance & Planning
The Grant Thornton Personal Tax team helps clients remain compliant and up to date with all of their tax obligations whilst ensuring that they are solutions driven and manage their finances in the most tax efficient way possible.
We have extensive experience guiding our clients successfully through the succession process. This involves advice on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the process. While there is a business at the core of each succession plan we advise on, it is all predicated on understanding the people and their respective wishes.
Grant Thornton’s Company Secretarial team contains qualified Company Secretaries. Clients are assured that they will meet all of their obligations under the Companies Acts and other relevant legislation and regulations.
Our Corporation Tax team is made up of more than 40 highly experienced senior partners and directors who work directly with a wide range of domestic, international, and financial services clients. We place a strong emphasis on direct service to clients and we pride ourselves on the close personal relationships we build and the deep understanding of their businesses we develop
Attracting and retaining key talent, managing employment costs and ensuring compliance with complex tax rules presents one of the most serious challenges today for many businesses. You need to ensure that your business complies with increasingly complex tax legislation and can adapt to updated Revenue guidance in a cost-effective way and we are here to help.
Financial Services Tax
The Grant Thornton team is made up of experts who are fully up to date in terms of changing and evolving tax legislation. This is combined with industry expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the evolving financial services regulatory landscape.
Global Mobility Services
Grant Thornton Ireland offer a different approach to managing global mobility. We have brought together specialists from our tax, global payroll, people and change and financial accounting teams across Ireland and Northern Ireland, while drawing on the knowledge and insights of our global network of over 143 offices of mobility professionals to provide you with a holistic approach to managing global mobility.
We develop close relationships with clients in order to gain a deep understanding of their businesses to ensure they make the right operational decisions. The wrong decision on how a company sells into a new market or establishes a new subsidiary can have major tax implications.
The Grant Thornton Tax Advisory team blends commercial experience and knowledge with tax expertise to advise clients on the full range of transactions including sales, mergers, restructurings and succession planning.
Our Tax Incentives team help clients access vital cash funding and tax incentives to enable them to achieve their growth ambition.
Grant Thornton’s team of indirect tax specialists helps a range of clients across a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, construction and property and food to navigate these complexities.
Real Estate Tax Advisory
The Irish real estate market has experienced considerable change in recent years. This has resulted in the emergence of a number of challenges for investors, but has also brought about significant opportunities. With this in mind, taxation is now more than ever one of the key factors for real estate investors when appraising investments, financing methods and development structuring.
In the latest in our series of ESG publications, we take a look at the ECB’s preliminary views on the steps Banks are taking to address climate and environmental (C&E) risks. As part of their ongoing focus in this area, the ECB has published an article on the progress European Banks have made in addressing and mitigating these risks. This is based on feedback received in response to a self-assessment questionnaire circulated earlier in the year to Banks, which covered the 13 supervisory expectations the ECB laid out in its 2020 Guide on Climate Related and Environmental Risks.
The preliminary findings recognise that while some effort has been made, the speed at which changes to policy and procedures are taking place is too slow in the ECB’s view, with only 60% expected to meet supervisory expectations by the end of 2022. Frank Elderson, Vice-Chair of the ECB’s supervisory board is quoted in the article as saying “Climate-related and environmental risks cannot just be an afterthought – they pose a very real challenge today and could have serious implications tomorrow”. 2030 marks the deadline for key climate related targets like the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’, referring to a target of at least 55% reduction in emissions relative to 1990 levels. The transitional risks associated with such policies, as well as the physical risks linked to climate change that are beginning to manifest themselves represent immediate risks to the financial system and explain the ECB’s drive for swifter action.
Together with the timing issue, the ECB highlighted lack of progress in the following areas of focus:
- Risk - Incorporation of C&E risks into strategies and risk mitigation, including defining associated KPIs and risk limits
- Credit – Incorporation of C&E risks into credit, operational and liquidity risk management
- Finance – Reporting and disclosures (with information about materiality assessments and greenhouse gas emissions specifically called out)
- Operations - Operational details of how plans will be implemented, and deliverables produced
Joint Supervisory Teams have started reviewing the practices and implementation plans submitted by Banks as part of the self-assessment process. Detailed feedback letters will be issued highlighting the areas where decisive actions are needed, and in some cases qualitative supervisory measures may be in imposed as part of the 2021 SREP. Data and methodology gaps are one of the areas where the ECB notes few banks have plans to address immediate needs or put in place processes to capture relevant data point forward. This is likely to be an area where the ECB will push for more tangible actions on, including the use of proxies as an intermediate step.
In line with EU and EBA policies, the regulatory and supervisory focus on climate change and environmental risks is just beginning. Next year will see climate stress testing, and a full supervisory review that will include how C&E risks have been incorporated into strategy and risk frameworks. Biodiversity loss is likely to be next on the agenda together with pollution, and Banks can expect the focus on broader sustainability related risks to grow. Developing dynamic policies and systems now that will be meet both immediate and future supervisory expectations can help Banks build resilience for the changes to come.
Why Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Risk, Consulting and Advisory teams are comprised of dedicated experts who are experienced in supporting banks and investment firms with a variety of regulatory challenges.
In particular, our industry-leading Prudential Risk team understands that regulation continues to drive the strategic agenda for banks. Working together with our dedicated Sustainability Team, we believe our skillsets combine the best of scientific knowledge with real world financial and regulatory experience to deliver practical, actionable solutions. We specialise in assisting clients across the financial services sector in navigating through the complex maze of C&E regulation and support clients to identify regulatory obligations and work towards full compliance balanced with your business needs.