Thomson Reuters launches Certified Implementer Program for accounting, consulting firms

Grant Thornton LLP - the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, and one of the six global audit, tax, and advisory organizations - is the first firm to be named Certified Implementer of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE corporate tax solutions, offered by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters.

Grant Thornton's agreement with Thomson Reuters provides that any Grant Thornton International member firm is eligible to participate in the Certified Implementer Program (CIP).

CIP signifies a commitment by Thomson Reuters to deliver the highest quality training and ongoing technical support to the leading accounting and consulting firms, and was created to ensure the successful implementation and integration of Thomson Reuters software solutions into corporate tax and accounting departments, according to the company. The program also provides a framework to foster ongoing and consistent collaboration, essential to delivering total solutions to corporate clients.

"Our clients, and indeed the market, recognize the unique skills Grant Thornton brings to tax, accounting, and risk management," said Mark Stutman, Grant Thornton's national managing partner of tax services. "Becoming Certified Implementers of Thomson Reuters products demonstrates our commitment to helping corporate tax departments optimize their operations. We are pleased to take our relationship with Thomson Reuters to the next level as we continue to provide leading services to our clients."

Grant Thornton initially will be certified to implement two Thomson Reuters' products: ONESOURCE Tax Provision - a tax provision solution with more than 24,000 users at 900 corporations in more than 100 countries; and ONESOURCE WorkFlow Manager, which has 19,000 tax and accounting users worldwide utilizing nearly 200,000 unique workflow processes.

"In response to the increased complexity of global reporting, corporate tax and accounting solutions have become equally more sophisticated," said Brian Peccarelli, president of Workflow & Service Solutions for Tax & Accounting. "The CIP designation lets corporate tax departments know their accounting and consulting firms fully understand Thomson Reuters products, and as a result, will receive superior service surrounding the implementation of our software. We are excited Grant Thornton has taken this step with us, and expanding its relationship with Thomson Reuters as the first CIP member."

The CIP allows accounting firms to expand their practices related to the ONESOURCE offerings, while providing multinational corporations with the assurance these firms have been trained to provide unparalleled services for these market-leading products.

About Grant Thornton LLP:

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

About Thomson Reuters:

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.

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