International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) has named Grant Thornton the 2017 Employer of the Year. The award marks the third time in the last four years that Grant Thornton has been recognised for its workplace by the IAB.
IAB also recognised Grant Thornton’s Women in Business report with the Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for Grant Thornton International Ltd CEO Ed Nusbaum.
In winning Employer of the Year, IAB said:
“Grant Thornton is recognised in the market for its particular focus in the last few years on its employees, both at member firm level and at global level. Grant Thornton has embedded in its 2020 strategy the objectives of being the most recommended firm not only for clients but also by its people. It aims to achieve this through a number of initiatives but in particular through transformational leadership and what it refers to as “people experience,” which aims to put people at the heart of everything it does. Jurors described the submission as simply outstanding.”
In winning the Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year for Grant Thornton's Women in Business report, IAB said:
“Grant Thornton was rewarded for choosing to tackle a very actual issue, gender equality. Grant Thornton issues annually a report which showcases the role of women in senior corporate roles and the path to better gender diversity. It highlights very vital outcomes for more gender-balanced senior leadership teams.”
Global CEO Ed Nusbaum was awarded the IAB Lifetime Achievement Award. The IAB said: “The Lifetime Achievement Award is only more fitting due to the fact that Nusbaum will retire at the end of the year after 8 years at the helm of Grant Thornton International. Under his tenure, the network has grown by 33% in global revenue and 55% in global headcount. Equally the network membership grew by 26% and the number of offices rose from 529 to 733.”
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