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Grant Thornton appoints new Head of US Desk

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Chris Raab as head of the firm’s US desk.

Chris joined the firm’s London’s office in 2013 having spent the previous seven years working with the Grant Thornton US firm. He has vast experience working with US listed companies, performing quality control reviews and leading SEC and PCAOB audits. Chris is also Deputy Chair of the ICAEW’S Public Company Accounting Oversight Board panel.

Grant Thornton’s US desk for audit and assurance services serves as a compliance and quality control mechanism for audits that involve reporting to the US under AICPA and PCAOB standards. The desk is led by US Certified Public Accountants who have experience auditing and providing assurance services both in the US and UK. 

Commenting on his promotion, Chris Raab said: “Now, more than ever, businesses need to be focusing on expanding their international offerings. Grant Thornton’s US desk plays a key role in helping to build the firm’s global client offering. The team is dedicated to providing quality services and unlocking sustainable growth in our US listed clients, both in the UK and the US. Expanding our footprint in the market and increasing the assurance services available will be a key priority going forward.”

Marc Summers, partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP, added: “We are delighted to promote Chris Raab to head of the firm’s US desk. As a firm we are committed to providing the best quality service for our clients and recognise the need to increase our reach internationally. Chris’ extensive experience working both in the US and with our US clients based locally, alongside the existing team we have here in the UK, will ensure our US desk continues to strengthen and diversify.”