Grant Thornton promotes six employees in Virginia
Chicago-based accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP has announced a number of promotions at its Virginia offices.
Eric Heffernan is now global public sector advisory principal at Grant Thornton LLP’s Alexandria location. The McLean office promoted Tim O’Neil to audit partner; Rob Spence to international tax partner; Jeremy Cusimano to forensic and valuation services managing director; Nishit Mehta to audit managing director and Margery Van Vleet to tax managing director. It also promoted Bryan Keith to tax managing director in the Washington, D.C. Office
According to Grant Thornton LLP, partners and principals have consistently demonstrated an ability to understand and meet the needs of companies and industries. They have also demonstrated long-term leadership in the accounting profession and the community. Managing directors are the company’s highest-level employee position.
Heffernan has been with Grant Thornton LLP since 2002. His expertise lies in organizational improvement, human capital management and sourcing operations to help transform large federal agencies operations.
O’Neil began working at the firm in 2004. He has 13 years of experience in accounting, business operations, and information technology.
Spence and Cusimano have been with Grant Thornton since 2012. Spence experience includes foreign tax credits, post-merger integration and structuring for expansion and disposition. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, Cusimano served as economic advisor to the enforcement director at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and chief economist for petroleum reserves at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mehta joined Grant Thornton in 2008 and specializes in real estate issues. Van Vleet started working at Grant Thornton in 2011 and focuses on tax technology implementation and support.
Overall, Grant Thornton added 32 new partners and principals and promoted 21 workers to managing director. The company is the U.S. member company of Grant Thornton International Ltd. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue of more than $1.3 billion and has more than 6,000 employees.