Our Brexit Advisory team offer insight and guidance surrounding impacts and opportunities that Brexit has created for organisations.
We offer a dedicated team of experienced individuals with a focus on successfully executing transactions for corporates and financial institutions. We offer an integrated approach, with our corporate finance specialists working seamlessly with tax and other specialists to ensure that every angle is covered.
Grant Thornton offers solutions to the digital risk issues you are sure to face. Our skilled and experienced security team can helping by advising and consulting, giving you peace of mind, clear value for money and an enhanced ability to react to attacks.
Our all-island Economics Advisory team combines expertise in economics and business with a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors.
Grant Thornton are the leading provider of e-discovery services in the country and have been for years. Our incident response team managed the electronic discovery in the largest e-discovery in Irish history.
Forensic and Investigation Services
We have a different way of doing business by delivering real insight through a combination of technical rigour, commercial experience and intuitive judgment. We take pride in delivering responsive and tailored solutions to all our clients, capitalising on the wealth of experience housed within our Belfast and wider Forensics team
People and Change Consulting
The Grant Thornton People & Change Consulting practice works with clients on these issues as well as on all aspects of how they attract, retain, engage develop, deploy and lead their people.
We work with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders such as high street banks, private equity funds, directors, government agencies and creditors to implement solutions which provide the best possible outcomes.
Audit and Assurance
Grant Thornton Northern Ireland’s Audit and assurance team are experienced advisors providing an audit that is efficient and provides assurance through our partner driven approach
Corporate and International tax
Northern Ireland businesses face further challenges as they operate in the only part of the UK that has a land border with a country offering a lower tax rate.
Our team specialises in remuneration and incentive planning and works closely with employers, shareholders and employees to ensure that business strategies are aligned and goals achieved in the most tax efficient, cost-effective manner.
Entrepreneur and private client taxes
Our team of experienced advisors are on hand to guide you through any decision or transaction ranging from the establishment of new business ventures, to realising value on exit, to succession planning and providing for loved ones.
Global Mobility Services
Grant Thornton offer a different approach to managing global mobility. We have brought together specialists from our tax, global payroll, people and change and financial accounting teams across Ireland and Northern Ireland, while drawing on the knowledge and insights of our global network of over 143 offices of mobility professionals to provide you with a holistic approach to managing global mobility.
Our outsourced service provides valued service to over 150 separate PAYE schemes. These ranging from 1 to 1000 employees, working for micro, SME and global employers. The service is supported by the integrated network of tax and global mobility teams and the wider Grant Thornton network delivering a seamless service. Experienced staff deliver a personal service built around your business needs.
Tax Disputes and Investigations
Our Tax Disputes and Investigation team is made up of tax experts and former HMRC investigators who have years of experience in dealing with a variety of tax investigations. Our expertise and insight can guide you through all interactions, keeping your cost at a minimum while allowing you to continue with the day to day running of your business.
VAT and Indirect taxes
At Grant Thornton (NI) LLP, our team helps Northern Ireland businesses manage their UK and global indirect tax risks which, as transactional taxes, can quickly become big liabilities.
Often when reviewing outstanding loan books, either for the purposes of recovery or sale of same, many creditors find that they have a high concentration of exposures in specific areas. These reviews can identify a significant underestimation of the extent to which these customers were borrowing from the other lenders.
These reviews can also identify a high volume of personally guaranteed loans which are not always supported by verification of the personal wealth of the guarantor and in some instances these guarantees have proven to be far less valuable than presumed.
As part of the recovery process, these creditors, mainly banks and lending institutions, seek a comprehensive review of current and recently disposed of assets of the relevant individual(s).
Our team of Forensic Accountants have worked with banks and other creditors to identify assets that may have been sold, transferred, undervalued or undisclosed to the bank by a borrower in an attempt to defeat any potential claim against same. We also assist in the assessment and validation of a borrower’s Statement of Affairs by utilising our Corporate Intelligence and Asset Identification techniques. In addition, our asset tracing experts assist with fraud investigations and can add significant value to such projects.
In order to trace and identify an individuals or an organisation’s assets, searches are performed across publically available information using sophisticated search tools. This process provides assistance to clients in the following circumstances;
We provide asset tracing services to clients seeking to trace the assets of an individual or corporate entity for the purposes of recovery.
We perform detailed searches of publicly available information, both from a corporate and a property perspective to enable us to locate any relevant assets that may assist our client with their proceedings.
These searches include, but are not limited to, Land Registry searches, Registry of Deeds searches, company filing reviews, financial statement reviews, beneficial ownership review, judgment searches, statement of affairs review, media searches, and social media searches.
Why Grant Thornton?
We have a team of specialist Forensic Accountants, property specialists and investigators with extensive experience in tracing assets. We have successfully acted for clients in obtaining worldwide freezing orders on foot of our reports.
We assist in the recovery of misappropriated assets across various jurisdictions including Cayman Islands, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, South Africa and UAE. This is made possible thanks to our global presence, in which we have experts located in Grant Thornton offices throughout the world who we collaborate with to achieve the best results for our clients.