Business advisory leader Grant Thornton teams up with MYOB for practice solutions

25 Sep 2013

MYOB is pleased to announce Grant Thornton will implement Accountants Enterprise practice solutions within its National Privately Held Business Division in Australia. The division will deploy key products from the suite including Client Accounting, Document Manager and AE Tax.

The leading advisory firm, specialising in independent assurance, tax and advisory services, chose to partner with MYOB to consolidate its solution providers after a lengthy review process. At the core of MYOB’s offering, the centralised common ledger will enhance the firm’s efficiencies through the ability to share clients’ data in real-time and improve client collaboration online.

MYOB CEO Tim Reed says, “We are very pleased to work with Grant Thornton - a well-respected firm within the fifth largest accounting network in the world - in advancing its accounting and business advisory system. The Accountants Enterpriseplatform is designed to meet the needs of mid to large accounting practices by bringing together all practice work into one powerful, flexible system.

“Some of the biggest payoffs of client accounting and the common ledger include saving time, reducing rework, increasing collaboration and strengthening client relationships. The firm enters key information once and it is automatically shared across MYOB’s tightly integrated suite. Further, all workflows are managed in one central location, reducing duplicate effort and the risk of errors. All these benefits will boost productivity and provide more time for the team to focus on growing their business and that of their clients.”

Grant Thornton’s National Head of Privately Held Business and Wealth Advisory, Michael Pittendrigh says, “The implementation of a standardised national platform will enable us to further enhance our service value proposition to private business and to position Grant Thornton as the pre-eminent advisor to a dynamic middle market. The MYOB platform will allow us to access client’s data in real time, assisting in the delivery of more timely insights and solutions.”

Mr Reed adds, “It was vital for Grant Thornton to have access to the most advanced workpaper module and integrated document management solution in the market today. This includes secure direct access to clients’ data via our client accounting modules without leaving the practice suite. MYOB delivers on those needs and more.”

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,300 employees in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. They combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mind-set focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and local communities.

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About Grant Thornton Australia

Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. They help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing specialist services, business advice and growth solutions. In Australia, they have more than 1,300 staff across eight offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. They combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable "client first" mind set and a broad commercial perspective.

About MYOB Australia

Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia's largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand, by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more. MYOB provides ongoing support via many client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than AU$30 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. For more information, visit