DUSHANBE, September 24, 2014, Asia-Plus – According to press release issued by Grant Thornton on September 22, Grant Thornton has been named global ''Employer of the Year'' by the International Accounting Bulletin.

Ed Nusbaum, global CEO, said, "We are honored to receive this award which recognizes the strength of our internal training programs and the opportunities that we offer internationally through our global talent mobility program. Supporting the growth and development of Grant Thornton employees across the global organization is central to our ongoing growth and success. It is the 38,500 people who work for Grant Thornton that make it such a great place to work."

The ''Employer of the Year'' award was judged by an independent panel and was based on Grant Thornton’s “strong commitment to its employees, secondment programs, and focus on quality.”  The judges cited “Grant Thornton’s Advanced Manager Program, the Leadership Foundation program (which helps staff develop into better leaders), and the Grant Thornton global talent mobility program, which has so far supported more than 320 secondments across the network.”

International Accounting Bulletin is the only global magazine covering the professional services world. Focusing on business issues affecting firms, networks and associations, it is a trusted source for leading accounting news, as well as vital data and analysis provided by its survey features.

Earlier this month, Grant Thornton employees joined a three day online engagement event to connect, collaborate and share ideas. Discussions were led by global leaders, managing partners and external experts, and had more than 14,000 people (one in three of the global organization) register to join the conversation. Almost double the participation from previous IBM Innovation Jam events elsewhere.

Grant Thornton is the world''s sixth largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms which provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.  Grant Thornton International Ltd is a not-for-profit, non-practicing, international umbrella membership entity organized as a private company limited by guarantee. Grant Thornton is incorporated in London, United Kingdom, and has no share capital.

Grant Thornton LLC established its permanent presence in Tajikistan in October 2010.  Grant Thornton Tajikistan, which is a Grant Thornton International network firm, is a multi professional group of public accountants and auditors, specialist advisers in finance, business and management, as well as tax and legal advisers. The firm unites experienced international and local professionals working at the office in Dushanbe.  With permanent presence in Tajikistan, Grant Thornton aims at supporting the further development of audit and advisory markets through provision of world class services to Tajik businesses, and committing to continuously engage in the economic advancement of Republic of Tajikistan.