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 organization, 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 certified.
Where we are
Our main office is in Taipei, and we have branch offices in Taichung, Kaohsiung, and Hsinchu. We have approximately 170 employees in Taiwan.
|*Revenue US$||5.5 million||4.2 billion|
*As of 30 September 2013
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 specialized service division teams working hand-in-hand with each other. This means that our clients can easily tap into our in-depth 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 Taichung and Kaohsiung, which provide good 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. On a global scale, in 2012, the Grant Thornton network posted the highest rate of growth of any of the global six public accounting firms, and won the 2013 Global Network of the Year award from the International Accounting Bulletin, the only global accounting publication serving our industry.
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 9001 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 and issues. 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 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 achieved ISO 9001 certification every year since 2010. We were also ranked Tier 3 in the “World Tax 2014” and Tier 2 in the “World Transfer Pricing 2014” guides published by International Tax Review, which list the world's leading tax and transfer pricing advisory firms.
Globally, Grant Thornton is an award-winning globally recognised professional services firm. Here are some of our awards:
MCA Project of the year 2015
Best Programme for Leadership Development in 2015
IAB Employer of the year 2014
Global network of the year 2013
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
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.
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.
We offer a variety of advisory services, which include:
• business risk services
• transaction advisory services
• forensic services
• recovery & reorganization.
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.
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 advantage includes 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 organizations of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations 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 38,500 Grant Thornton people, across more than 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.
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