Debbie Schleicher

Debbie Schleicher

Debbie Schleicher is a Tax Partner based in Grant Thornton’s McLean, VA office. She is part of the Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Practice and is the National Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton’s Tax Function Optimization Services Practice. Debbie has helped large, public and private dynamic organizations meet their compliance and financial reporting obligations while minimizing tax burdens and properly planning for the future. With more than 26 years of experience working for international accounting firms in a variety of industries, she offers an experienced and practical approach to help her clients with their tax planning, compliance, provision, and transaction-oriented service needs. Debbie regularly works with organizations’ tax functions regarding tax processes and controls; tax software selection and implementations; workflow and data collection tools and automation; data analytics and planning; and tax risk management. She has significant experience with corporate taxation, including a specialization with income tax provisions, corporate tax compliance and planning, tax accounting methods, and corporate transactions. Debbie leads Grant Thornton’s Certified Implementer Program with Thomson Reuters and herself is a certified implementer in certain tax software products. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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Taxes In The Boardroom

With increased regulation, a heavy state and local tax burden, and election uncertainty, today’s corporate boards are increasingly focused on tax risk management. Ultimately, it is the board with oversight of the company’s tax policies and actions. As a result,  boards are adding skilled tax resources to its seats. Because tax issues have material impacts on earnings and … Read More

Planning to Win the Data Management Lottery? Attend this Webcast To Find Out…

How can you leverage the work you have done to allow others to quickly access it and pick up where you left off? When you use software to compute your income tax provision, you have a powerful tool to enable efficient processes. How you (and the people who follow you) use this tool is what … Read More


A Refresher on How to Classify Valuation Allowance

The provision is done, the deferred ending balances are reconciled, and the proper total valuation allowance has been established. But there is one more thing. If you haven’t considered valuation allowance allocation and presentation in classified financial statements in a while it may be time for a refresher, so read on!  The Rules: 740-10-45-5  The … Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Preparing for the income tax provision audit

When the Holiday celebrations are over, you wake up New Year’s Day with resolve to be organized; hit the gym; and of course, be prepared for the audit of the income tax provision! The work you have done to make your process efficient; improve data collection; communicate with management and the board; and address tax risk … Read More