April Little

April is the IFRS Tax Practice Leader and Partner in Grant Thornton’s Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services group (“TARAS”). She is located in the Houston office. April specializes in accounting for income taxes under US GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards and other foreign reporting standards. With over eleven years of experience serving clients across industries, April has a wealth of experience in income tax accounting and financial reporting matters. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, April spent six years with a large accounting firm, serving both public and private clients. Since joining Grant Thornton in 2006, she has served as the Central Region IFRS tax champion, and is now the National IFRS Tax Practice Leader. April assists teams with audits of income tax accounts and resolution of complex technical tax accounting issues under both US GAAP and IFRS. Additionally, she has assisted with tax accounting and reporting for companies under other local reporting standards. April is a frequent speaker on income tax accounting topics under US GAAP and IFRS, including seminars at universities, Tax Executives Institute, Financial Executives Institute, and other venues. She also designs and delivers IFRS and tax accounting training within the Firm. April is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently chairs a committee for the Houston Society of CPAs Scholarship Extravaganza. She holds a masters of accounting and a bachelor or business administration from from Georgia Southern University.

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