Grant Thornton Taiwan Fast Facts

Who we are 

Grant Thornton Taiwan was founded in 1971. The firm is committed to providing high-quality services to clients. We work closely with our international organisation, constantly developing new service lines to meet the needs of international clients. We are also registered with the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified. 

Where we are 

 

Our main office is in Taipei and we have branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung. We have approximately 200 employees in Taiwan. 

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Fast figures

  Taiwan Global
*Revenue US$ 7 million 4.6 billion
Partners 11 Over 3,000
Personnel 200 Over 42,000
Offices 4 Approx 730

*As of 01 Jan. 2017

 

How we work

The firm follows Grant Thornton’s global strategy of providing partner-led services. This means that a client service partner acts as the main coordinator to oversee the performance of each assignment. Each
client service partner is also supported by specialised service division teams working hand-in-hand with each other. This means that our clients can easily tap into our indepth knowledge pool and can also turn to several people when needing assistance on a job performed by the firm.

Why Grant Thornton

We serve dynamic, growing companies that are on the move because we too are a dynamic, growing firm on the move. Having started out as a small practice in Taipei in 1971, we joined Grant Thornton International as a member firm in 1993, and we have branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung, which provide geographic coverage that can meet the needs of most companies doing business in Taiwan. We understand the needs and aspirations of growing companies on a personal level, and we have over 40 years’ experience helping companies achieve these aspirations in Taiwan.

In addition, experience shows that you will have a better client experience with Grant Thornton than with our competitors. We measure client satisfaction on an annual basis as part of our ISO certification program. Grant Thornton Taiwan clients continuously rank as highly satisfied. This is partly thanks to our business structure, which is designed to react quickly to our clients’ needs. At Grant Thornton Taiwan, we are empowered to make decisions locally, rather than having to move issues up through a complex chain of command. This allows us to consistently provide clients with solutions tailor-made to their circumstances and time restrictions.  

Our clients

Our clients range from the world's largest publicly listed companies to small- and medium-sized privately-owned businesses. We serve clients from most major business sectors, roughly half of which are local Taiwanese companies, while the other half are multinational corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. Unlike our larger competitors who work almost exclusively with large companies and our smaller competitors who rarely work with big international organizations, the breadth of our client base has allowed us to gain valuable insight into the complexity of how different businesses operate and the variety of issues and risks they face.

Awards we've won

In Taiwan we have ahieved ISO certification every year since 2010 including ISO 27001 certification in 2016. We were listed among the top firms in the “World Tax 2015” and “World Transfer Pricing 2015” guides published by the International Tax Review. In 2016 We were also named Transfer Pricing Practitioner of the Year – Taiwan by Acquisition International Magazine. We also were named Full Service Accountancy Firm of the Year in Taiwan by Corporate INTL magazine in 2017.

What we do

Grant Thornton Taiwan is structured to provide services to clients via different service divisions. Our service divisions include:

  • • assurance
  • • bookkeeping
  • • corporate finance
  • • corporate secretarial service
  • • legal support service
  • • payroll
  • • taxation
  • • transfer pricing

Assurance

Grant Thornton Taiwan offers all disciplines of auditing. Our firm uses Grant Thornton Voyager software as the tool for completing audits. The final report gives a non-discriminatory opinion on a timely basis and provides clients with proposals for improvement. The work is completed in accordance with recognized accounting principles. This gives clients and other parties who rely on financial data a safeguard that the data is reliable.

Tax

Grant Thornton Taiwan employs experts who specialize in tax laws and regulations as well as transfer pricing. An emphasis is placed on resolving clients' problems in a timely manner. We offer consultation on national and international tax matters, tax planning, and preparation of income tax returns. The firm's tax reputation and expertise have been widely recognized. This success reflects our ability to handle complex tax problems with innovative methods that meet our clients¡¦ needs.


Advisory

We offer a variety of advisory services, which include:
• business risk services
• transaction advisory services
• forensic services
• recovery & reorganization.


Outsourcing

Grant Thornton Taiwan recognises that international clients having a presence in Taiwan may require numerous types of outsourcing services. For this purpose, we have invested in resources to develop our own software tools to strengthen our services for clients. Our outsourcing services include payroll, bookkeeping, cash disbursement services, work permit applications and legal support services.


Corporate secretarial

Grant Thornton Taiwan has the expertise to handle inbound investment applications including company formation and to set up branch offices, representative offices, and liaison offices. The firm also handles updating of statutory records for clients as well as applying for special permit and trademark registrations.


What we have to say

“Our competitive advantages include our use of software technology, experience in working with international clients, language skills, and commitment to value and excellence.

Working with Grant Thornton Taiwan, you will feel safe in the knowledge that help and advice on the issues that inevitably arise in a complex regulatory environment are only a phone call away.” 

 

Our global organisation

Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice and a broad range of services. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience, and instinct to solve complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed, and public sector clients. Over 42,000 Grant Thornton people, across more than 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.


Contact us

Taipei office
Trent_Jackson
T +886 2 2789 0887 ext.357 
E trent.jackson@tw.gt.com

Hsinchu
Feny Chung
T +886 3 658 5880
feny.chung@tw.gt.com

Taichung office
Yvonne Yang
T +886 4 2323 2448 ext 102
E yvonne.yang@tw.gt.com

Kaohsiung office
Yielson Chang
T +886 7 5372 589
E yielson.chang@tw.gt.com

W www.grantthornton.tw