Grant Thornton articles and white papers identify and examine trends that are relevant to your business. Some of these publications are available for immediate download, while others may require you to provide contact information in advance.
Life sciences spotlight
Article summarizes an interview with Jeffrey S. Hatfield, president and CEO of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, about today’s life sciences market; topics include funding challenges, innovation, and tips for emerging growth companies.
2013 banking outlook: Surviving and thriving in the "new normal" world of banking regulations
White paper discusses key regulatory issues and ways in which banks can address them in order to survive and thrive in 2013 and beyond.
Understanding SOC 1 reports under SSAE 16
SOC 1 report overview given by Grant Thornton’s Kirt Seale at the 2012 AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions.
On your mark, get set, go for the exit
Jointly produced by Grant Thornton and PitchBook Data, Inc., this report focuses on private equity portfolio company exit activity through the first half of 2012.
Banking industry hot topics: Highlights of recent accounting & regulatory issues
Summary of accounting, auditing and regulatory issues discussed at the 2012 AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions.
Broker-dealer industry hot topics
Highlights from Grant Thornton’s broker-dealer industry symposium held Oct. 24, 2012.
Keeping pace with stricter, more aggressive anti-corruption enforcement
Webcast survey results reflect major challenges facing executives related to corporate readiness for anti-corruption risks.
The trouble with small tick sizes: Larger tick sizes will bring back capital formation, jobs and investor confidence
White paper argues that creating adequate economic incentives through larger tick sizes is likely the best way to bring back the small IPO and associated job growth.
Applying U.S. Independence Rules to Private Equity Firms & Portfolio Companies
Guide walks private equity firms and their portfolio companies through the independence requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Guide to understanding Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 reports
Article helps user entities gain a basic understanding of how to read a SOC 1 report.
Tax policy outlook for the presidential election
Article offers a side-by-side comparison of President Barack Obama’s and Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s views regarding estate and gift taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and tax extenders and incentives, along with other areas of tax policy.
What we’ve learned from SOC 2
Article discusses the top four challenges our clients have faced while transitioning to a SOC 2 engagement: responding to a confused marketplace, defining the scope of a new audit, determining the relevant Trust Services Principles, and managing required procedural changes.
Accounting for net operating losses
The third edition of TIP on Tax discusses accounting and valuation considerations related to NOLs.
Tax Hot Topics Retail Update
Quarterly tax series helps keep retailers abreast of the legislative, regulatory, case law and administrative guidance changes that can affect their business.
Banking industry hot topics
Highlights of a May 2012 panel discussion regarding enterprise risk management in the banking industry.
Effective use of NOLs from acquisitions
The second edition of TIP on Tax offers insights into the effective use of NOLs resulting from acquisitions of loss-making businesses.
Banking industry hot topics
Highlights of a banking industry panel discussion held June 26, 2012; topics ranged from Dodd-Frank Act implementation issues to the outlook for M&A within the industry.
Broker-dealer industry hot topics
Highlights of a broker-dealer panel discussion held June 19, 2012; topics ranged from regulatory changes to advancements in technology.
Patient first: A discussion with life sciences executive Bob Baltera
Article summarizes an interview with life sciences executive Bob Baltera about what he witnessed and learned during his more than 20 years in the industry.
Health care M&A Snapshot
Article examines top issues and developments affecting the health care industry over the past year.
Allowance for loan and lease losses
White paper focuses on the FAS 5 component of the allowance for loan and lease losses.
Managing an important asset – your net operating losses
Article explores how you can manage your NOLs and discusses ways to cope with their limitations.
Focus on FERC 741: Take the first steps now toward implementing the new rule
White paper helps independent system and regional transmission operators understand the certification and verification requirements of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 741.
Self-compliance check for your 403(b) plan
White paper helps organizations determine whether their responses to the 403(b) compliance check are permissible under IRS regulations.
Asset management industry hot topics
Highlights of a Grant Thornton-sponsored panel held April 18, 2012; panelists discussed areas of growth in Asia, key sectors and investment trends in the region, and potential barriers to entry.
The state of higher education in 2012
White paper highlights key issues and trends that are influencing the higher education sector and talks about how colleges and universities can succeed.
Guide to intermediate sanctions for compensation paid to not-for-profit executives
Guide covers who is subject to intermediate sanctions, how the IRS determines whether compensation is reasonable and how organizations can manage related risk.
Form 990: A board member’s review checklist
Designed to help board members who are not tax practitioners at exempt organizations comprehend the significance of the data in their not-for-profit’s Form 990.
Finding the right balance challenges lawmakers
Grant Thornton's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs team provides the latest news on the JOBS Act, auditor rotation, tax reform and more.
Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world
Produced by Grant Thornton International Ltd, this report discusses expansion in the cleantech sector, detailing its role as a profit driver for a diverse array of businesses.
Recovery and resolution plans: Working together to help you create an effective living will
Article outlines the key steps needed to establish an effective living will for your organization.
Life sciences update: important questions answered on the medical device excise tax
Written in Q&A format, this article discusses the medical device excise tax that is scheduled to become effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Managing data security and privacy risk of third-party vendors
Article discusses what health care organizations can do to protect themselves from data security and privacy risk associated with third-party services.
How cloud computing maximizes growth opportunities for a firm challenging established rivals
Article discusses what challenger companies can gain from moving to the cloud.
Five factors for manufacturing growth in an uncertain economy
White paper highlights strategies manufacturers can use to improve their business prospects, heighten their competitiveness and boost their cash flow.
Building trust and customer confidence with SOC 2 and 3 reports: Eight steps for success
Article helps organizations determine whether a SOC 2 or 3 report is right for them.
Grant Thornton guide to Form W-2 reporting of group health insurance cost
Written in Q&A format, this white paper walks employers through Form W-2 reporting of group health insurance cost; among the topics covered are types and dollar amounts of coverage to report, special situations, and questions that employees may ask.
Multichannel retail: More than clicks and bricks
White paper examines opportunities and challenges associated with e-commerce websites, smartphones, social media, Internet coupons and third-party vendor relationships.
State of the Union: The devil is in the details
Professionals from Grant Thornton’s Tax, Public Policy and industry groups discuss topics covered in the president’s State of the Union address.
Private Equity Exits Report: 2012 Annual Edition
Jointly produced by Grant Thornton and PitchBook Data, Inc., this report focuses on private equity portfolio company exit activity through the end of 2011.
Top 10 ways banks can grow in 2012
Article provides tips and strategies to help banks navigate the year ahead.