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.
Over the last decade, sustainability has evolved from an environmentally focused discipline to a key driver of business strategy, while responsible investing has become a mainstream expectation rather than a niche concern. This need to embed sustainable practices throughout the economy is a result of multiple factors including compliance, consumer demand, investor pressure, operational necessity and employee engagement, with pace of change only set to increase.
More than a year into the UN designated ‘Decade of Change’ we have already seen a plethora of policy and regulation relating to sustainability. The forthcoming COP26 conference coupled with the Biden administration’s desire to re-establish a US leadership role in the climate change are likely to build on this foundation. This is mirrored by the EU President’s flagship policy, the ‘European Green Deal’, with a climate law, and revisions of a range of associated policy instruments and new proposals planned for 2021. Included in these plans are the draft Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive which, if adopted, would require an additional 40,000 European companies to report audited ESG data. At a local level, Ireland’s first five-year carbon budget will outline sectoral decarbonisation target ranges and pathways influencing investment. The next years will see ‘business as usual’ models challenged like never before, with the impacts of regulatory changes aimed at dramatically reducing greenhouse gases at the fore.
We recognise that businesses are operating at different levels of maturity when it comes to sustainability, and pride ourselves on working with our clients to develop bespoke solutions to their exact needs. The prize that awaits those that can adapt to this new reality is a resilient business that can capitalise on the opportunities this change will bring, contributing to a better future for all stakeholders. We can assist your business with:
Why Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton’s expert team offer a wide range of services and have a unique blend of sustainability and professional services experience. We can support businesses seeking to establish a market leading and value adding sustainability position, businesses trying to better understand and comply with emerging regulations and businesses who want to be more sustainable but are unsure where to start.
- Sustainathon was an initiative put together by Irish Funds and Grant Thornton in the form of a competition to help the Irish Funds Industry as a collective play its part in tackling climate change. This initiative involved entrants from across The Irish Funds Industry working together to identify and propose solutions to the sustainability agenda. The proposed solutions could relate to product innovations, new platforms for engagement, corporate initiatives, use of technologies, or other ideas.
- The initiative was centred around the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the impact the Funds Industry could make towards achieving these goals. Participants were asked to identify and assess achievable and impactful measures that the Funds Industry could implement, to help realise the objectives of these goals.
- Sustainathon was launched at an in-person event back in February 2020, with an initial 120 people from across various firms in the funds industry and various colleges signed up to participate. Participants were sorted into teams with the task of coming up with an idea that could be adopted by Irish Funds and rolled out across the industry towards achieving a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 14 entries were submitted, with over 40 companies and colleges represented. This was achieved in spite of the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges this presented. (Find out more here)
- The overall winner was The Green Team Network - a forum for connecting and empowering change towards a sustainable environment within the Irish Funds industry. The Green Team Network aims to facilitate the connection of firms and staff to enable knowledge sharing across the industry and support the implementation of collective campaigns.
- The Green Team Network was officially launched in March 2021 supported by Grant Thornton and has representation from over 16 Irish Funds members firms on the steering committee.
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We are committed to reducing the impact that our business has on the environment. This has seen two key steps taken in the year. The first saw our Managing Partner sign the Carbon Pledge on behalf of the firm. The means we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. To drive this initiative we have created a Green Scene Committee which will be responsible not only for reducing carbon usage throughout the business but also in educating our staff in how they can act more responsibly in this area.
Some of the steps we have already committed to include:
- To minimise the use of all resources in carrying out our activities;
- To minimise waste generated by our operations and our work;
- To reuse and recycle, wherever possible;
- To source our energy and renewable suppliers;
- To maximise recovery and recycling of our waste output: purchase, wherever possible products, especially office consumables and stationary, containing recycled materials;
- To encourage participation in environmentally beneficial programmes by employees, suppliers and clients; and
- To encourage and promote all staff to behave in an environmentally friendly manner.
This initiative has been greatly enhanced by our recent move to our new LEED Certified building City Quay HQ in Dublin and also our new office in Cork. These buildings are at the leading edge of energy efficient and eco-friendly design and we are in the process of identifying the benefits and efficiencies these moves have created. We are also reviewing our other offices and working with our landlords to make them as energy efficient as possible.
We recognise not just the value of CSR and the positive contribution it can make to our staff and to our local community but also the wider impact we can have on the environment and society in how we conduct all aspects of our business.
Grant Thornton is focused on becoming recognised as a leading business with Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at its core. The touchstone of the ﬁrm’s CSR policy remains our commitment to education, particularly to support those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and ensuring Grant Thornton is seen as a truly diverse workplace.
We believe it makes sense to leverage a skill set prevalent throughout the organisation, education and training - to assist the wider community. This holistic approach, combining Grant Thornton’s core values with its approach towards CSR, reinforces what Grant Thornton is striving to achieve as a ﬁrm, with our clients’ and staﬀ’s needs at the heart of what we do.
we have embraced the importance of embedding sustainability throughout our business and have built this into our overall business strategy. We are driven to be recognised not only as a successful business but a responsible one. To this end we are currently working towards gaining the Business Working Responsibly Mark overseen by Business in The Community. Achieving this mark is a key aim for 2021.