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Vancouver’s Breakwater to Join Grant Thornton LLP

TORONTO & VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP today announced that Breakwater Accounting Advisors LLP will be joining the firm effective July 1, 2013.

“We are committed to growth in South Coastal British Columbia, as well as growth in our national advisory services practice”

Breakwater Accounting Advisors have been providing exceptional service in the areas of financial reporting; governance, risk and compliance; and anti-fraud/anti-corruption to both public/private companies and public sector entities. With a strong focus and expertise in the mining sector, the firm, formed in 2008, is a well known and respected business risk advisory practice. The firm currently has six professionals, including partners Steven Figner, CA, and Shane Troyer, CGA.

“We’re very pleased to be welcoming Breakwater to the Grant Thornton fold,” said Phil Noble, Executive Partner and CEO, Grant Thornton LLP. “Breakwater shares our commitment to providing excellent client service, and is focused on providing effective and practical solutions that meet the needs of clients. Working together, we’ll also be able to strengthen our collective ability to serve the Western Canadian resource sector.”

“We are committed to growth in South Coastal British Columbia, as well as growth in our national advisory services practice,” adds Gord McFarlane, Regional Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP. “Today’s announcement helps us accomplish both. In addition, we look forward to being one of the largest providers of Business Risk Services in the Vancouver and Western Canadian market.”

“Breakwater prides itself on being highly responsive to our clients, and successfully implementing pragmatic solutions to resolve their business challenges. We do this by developing long term, trusting relationships with our clients, based on transparency and honesty,” says Steven Figner, Managing Partner, Breakwater Accounting Advisors LLP. “We believe that the combination of our two strong, successful firms will result in a win-win situation for our clients, our people and our firms.”

About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide.

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