Ted Thomas

Ted is a partner in Grant Thornton’s Tax practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ted was a senior manager with Arthur Andersen. He has served public and private companies since 1991 in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, technology, life sciences, and financial services. His financial services clients have included large financial institutions, community banks, insurance agencies, and mortgage lenders. In addition to his role in the Atlanta tax practice, Ted previously worked with Grant Thornton’s National Corporate Governance Group. In this role he has written articles on internal controls over financial reporting of income taxes and worked on the development of the Firm’s tools and methodologies used to audit such controls. Ted is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA, and GSCPA. Master of Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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SOX Controls Over the Tax Function

It has been 10 years since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed, and many companies are still feeling the effects of the Act–specifically as it relates to Section 404.  Section 404 requires management (and for many public companies, their external auditor) to report on the adequacy of the company’s internal control over financial reporting … Read More