Grant Thornton along with KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PwC continue to dominate the market

Grant Thornton Among Russia’s Leading Accounting and Consulting Firms

The Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D) award winning Russian division continues to expand international operations with offices in over 100 countries, more than 31,000 personnel, and $3.8 billion USD in combined global revenue

Grant Thornton - RUSSIAN APPRAISAL of Russia received the prestigious award on behalf of its General Director, Mr. Dmitry Kuvaldin and its First Deputy General Director, Mr. Sergey Tishakov from the President and CEO of BID, Business Initiative Directions, Jose E. Prieto. 
As the fifth largest accounting and consulting organization in the world, Grant Thornton, along with its 108 member firms in over 100 countries, seeks to distinguish what makes it stand out among hundreds of listed companies, which privately held businesses and the public sector choose from for such professional services. The “Reason and Instinct” campaign is designed to establish the company as the premier partner for businesses who seek to unlock their potential for growth. Ed Nusbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton International, explains, "Clients tell us that we are most valuable to them when we apply both reason (which we define as knowledge, rigour and technical capability) and instinct (experience, intuition and confidence) to their business challenges.”
A recent merger between Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) award winner Grant Thornton Russia and fellow prominent Russian assurance and consulting service provider, Rosexpertiza, will form “Grant Thornton Rosexpertiza,” thereby doubling Grant Thornton’s presence in the country. “We have merged our unique experience with the international capabilities of Grant Thornton, a member firm of a leading international organization, in order to further strengthen our market position.” says Alexander Kozlov, General Director of OOO Rosexpertiza. “Application of international standards and technologies, as well as international professional development programs will, no doubt, upgrade the high quality of our services and will be appreciated by our clients.” Grant Thornton Rosexpertiza will provide services out of offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major Russian financial-industrial centers.
In recognition of their continual commitment to excellence, Grant Thornton RUSSIAN APPRAISAL was awarded the 2010 International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) at the International Quality Convention of B.I.D. in Geneva, Switzerland. This event is dedicated to supporting successful businesses from different countries in their aspirations to leadership, quality and innovation.

B.I.D. was founded in 1986 by Jose E. Prieto, the creator of the QC100 TQM (Total Quality Management). The QC100 TQM model is the result of many years of dedication of professionals including engineers, physicists, mathematicians, economists, sociologists and journalists, and specialists in business management, who have worked toward defining the philosophy and the modern concept of quality. The primary objective of B.I.D. is to amplify the 10 areas of quality management: Customer Satisfaction, emphasis on Communication, Analysis of Information, Leadership, Decision Making, Human Capital focus, Ongoing Training, Innovation and Excellence, Technology, and Business Results. The Reason and Instinct” campaign serves as a prime example of prioritizing customer satisfaction in practice. Additionally, in order to maintain this market and service focus they unite the right people who can offer the right service to the right organisations. They create an environment that attracts, retains and inspires the best people who want to make a difference every day. The B.I.D. Award and QC100 TQM enable business people to consolidate and strengthen their position as a global company.

Dmitry Kuvaldin, PhD, Partner and Director General of Grant Thornton Valuation Advisory Services, Sergey Tishakov, Partner of Grant Thornton Valuation Advisory Services and Deputy General Director of RUSSIAN APPRAISAL also received the 2011 International Quality Summit Award from Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of B.I.D at the convention in New York.

Alexander Ivanov, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Russia valuation practice, emphasized that the road traveled during the 15 years that elapsed since foundation of the company was not an easy one. "Yet we managed to become one of the leaders among Russian valuation companies, and this is, first of all, from the point of view of professionalism. Quality is the focus of our development".
Grant Thornton in Russia is presently one of the fastest growing companies in the international organisation with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. They serve leading Russian and international clients, including multinational companies operating in all major sectors of the economy.