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Grant Thornton and Hart Energy Survey Finds Unpredictable Oil and Gas Prices Top Threats to Company Value; Exploration and Acreage Acquisitions Top Priorities
HOUSTON, June 18, 2013—Uncertainty regarding natural gas and crude oil prices remains the primary concern of upstream U.S. energy companies for the second consecutive year, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s 11th Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies. In addition, enhancing company value through successful exploration and acreage acquisitions again rate as top priorities for the survey’s respondents.
Firm Recognized for 10 Consecutive Years
CHICAGO, June 17, 2013—IDG’s Computerworld has named Grant Thornton LLP to its 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list, one of 100 top organizations that challenges its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. The firm has been recognized by the publication for 10 consecutive years.
CHARLOTTE, June 11, 2013—J. Michael (Mike) McGuire, 54, will become the national managing partner – operations for Grant Thornton LLP effective August 1. McGuire will succeed Lou Grabowsky who becomes a senior advisor as he transitions to retirement from the firm.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 28, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP named Carlos A. Otal managing partner of Global Public Sector Financial Management Advisory and Audit Services.
Grant Thornton 2013 Spring CFO Survey Reveals 45 Percent of CFOs Expect an Improved Economy During the Next Six Months
CHICAGO, May 14, 2013—During the past year, chief financial officers (CFOs) have grown significantly more confident in the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Spring CFO Survey from Grant Thornton LLP. The survey findings reveal that 45 percent of respondents believe the state of the U.S. economy will improve during the next six months, compared to just 31 percent in the fall and 25 percent last summer.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP named Amy Roberts, 45, as leader of the firm’s Minneapolis Tax practice effective immediately.
Grant Thornton Survey Finds Economic Uncertainty and Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Top List of In-House Counsel’s Organizational Growth Threats
CHICAGO, May 7, 2013—While economic uncertainty topped the list of in-house counsel’s organizational growth threats, regulatory compliance and enforcement was considered the second-highest threat to growth according to Grant Thornton LLP’s Survey of Current Organizational Threats and the Role of the In-House Law Department.
As Economy Improves, Organizations Shift Focus to Obtaining and Retaining Top-Level Talent with Incentive Plans
CHICAGO and MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 6, 2013—Incentives continue to play an important role in executive compensation, with nearly 70 percent of financial executives reporting having an annual target bonus level, according to the findings of an annual survey issued by Grant Thornton LLP and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).
MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP named Joshua Bushard, 39, as leader of the firm’s Minneapolis Audit practice effective August 1.
Jeff Robinson to Lead Cleveland Audit Practice; Chad Davies Named Cleveland Tax Practice Leader
CLEVELAND, April 30, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP has named Tom Freeman, 53, office managing partner of its Cleveland practice effective August 1. In addition, the firm named Jeff Robinson, 43, as leader of the Cleveland Audit practice and Chad Davies, 38, as leader of the Cleveland Tax practice also effective August 1.
DETROIT, April 30, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP has named Dan Zittnan, 58, office managing partner of its Detroit practice effective August 1. Most recently, Zittnan served as office managing partner of the firm’s Cleveland practice.
New space designed for enhanced collaboration and innovation
MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2013—Grant Thornton LLP has relocated its Minneapolis office within the north tower of the US Bank Plaza at 200 S. 6th St. to floors 14 and 15. The total space leased is 31,484 square feet.