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Grant Thornton forms audit quality advisory panel

Tammy Whitehouse | February 1, 2019

Grant Thornton is joining the Big Four in appointing more leadership to its firm governance to drive more focus on audit quality.

The firm said it has appointed two independent members to a three-person Audit Quality Advisory Council to bring “deep, practical and objective advice” to the firm’s partnership board on how to deliver high audit quality. The inaugural council consists of a Grant Thornton partner, who is a current member of the partnership board, and two individuals from outside the firm.

Independent members are Chris Mandaleris, a retired audit partner from EY who also served as senior deputy director to the inspections division at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and Ann Yerger, the former executive director fo the Council of Institutional Investors. The third member is Seth Siegel, a Grant Thornton partner.

“These new members not only reaffirm our focus on quality above all else, but the council itself complements Grant Thornton’s...

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