January 13, 2021 | Caribbean Business
Luis Carlos Marcano, managing partner of Kevane Grant Thornton, and new audit and business advisory partners Roberto Luciano, Carlos Dolagaray and Eduardo Herencia (Courtesy)
New partners strengthen range of services in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America
SAN JUAN — Kevane Grant Thornton (KGT), a leading accounting and advisory firm in Puerto Rico, announced three new partners Wednesday to strengthen the range of audit and business consulting services offered by the company.
The new partners—Roberto Luciano, Eduardo Herencia and Carlos Dolagaray from LLM & D, PSC, more recently known as LHD América LLC—joined KGT along with 30 other professionals on Jan. 1.
“The experience and technical capabilities of our new partners and the team of professionals joining KGT will strengthen the range of auditing and business advisory services, adding innovative, specialized offerings for industries and complementing the services we currently provide at our firm. This represents an important step, consistent with our strategic plans for expansion and growth. Similarly, it raises the reputation of our firm, as one that is dynamic, that continues to evolve thanks to the quality of our services and the marked difference in our offer to clients,” said Luis Carlos Marcano, managing partner at KGT.
The firm said the new team of professionals brings additional technical capabilities, which include: life, accident, property and health insurance; services for the public sector and the banking sector. Other services added include financial consulting, evaluation in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) training, SOX outsourcing, auditing of controls for service organizations under the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, consulting on regulatory issues and specialized accounting for industries, as well as consulting services for the acquisition of businesses, and business process design and improvement.
The firm said its range of services reflect its mission to cater to any needs that clients may require.
“Kevane Grant Thornton is a great example of what member firms are accomplishing to accelerate growth, innovate and evolve to anticipate and meet market demands. KGT is a firm with proven leadership in the Caribbean and Latin America region for its exceptional and consistent quality of service. I want to congratulate the partners and the firm’s team for this achievement, and I wish them the best of success in this new stage,” said Peter Bodin, CEO of Grant Thornton International
KGT’s workforce now comprises 180 professionals, including CPAs, lawyers and personnel certified in the areas of fraud evaluation, internal audits, valuation analysis, valuation of accredited companies and information systems auditing, as well as accountants for insolvency and restructuring matters, hospitality account executives, money laundering specialists and SOX-certified professionals.