Grant Thornton further demonstrates its commitment to Canadian
EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - National accounting, tax and
advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP announced today that effective October
1, 2011, the Edmonton accounting and advisory firm Stout & Company LLP
will join Grant Thornton LLP.
"We're thrilled that Stout & Company LLP has joined Grant Thornton,"
states Phil Noble, Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Grant
Thornton LLP. "Northern Alberta is an important market for us and the
joining of our two firms is not only an indication of our commitment to
businesses in the region but a clear signal of our pledge to bolster
our leadership position in the Canadian marketplace. This combination
with Stout & Co., along with our recent mergers with Watson Aberant and
Alger & Associates Inc., only adds to our collective strength in the
strategic northern Alberta marketplace."
Stout & Company LLP joins Grant Thornton LLP in order to bring greater
depth and breadth of services to their clients, which includes a
significant public company client base. "We feel that this move brings
our clients and our people the best of both worlds," said Jim Stout,
Partner, Stout & Company. "Our clients can continue to count on
exceptional client service from the same team of professionals who know
their business. The difference is that this service will now be backed
by the resources of a national firm whose culture and market focus is
already strongly aligned with ours."
"I'm extremely pleased to welcome Jim and his team on board," adds Brad
Danyluik, Managing Partner for Grant Thornton in northern Alberta.
"More than simply dedicated to helping his clients succeed, Jim is also
deeply committed to helping his people grow, both as individuals and as
professionals. We strongly believe in doing the same for our people, so
we couldn't be happier that a group of such likeminded individuals will
be joining Grant Thornton."
Notes to editors:
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm
providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public
organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant
Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton has approximately 4,000 people in offices
across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant
Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100
countries worldwide. In Alberta, Grant Thornton LLP has offices in
Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.
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