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Grant Thornton admits new partners

Grant Thornton Nigeria reiterated its focus to defy convention and deliver breakthrough solutions to clients and stakeholders by maintaining its positioning as a Strategic Growth Market (SGM) within Grant Thornton’s global network with the admission of Mr. Kingsley Opara and Mr. Lateef Emiola as new partners in the audit and advisory service lines respectively.

Today’s rapidly changing business environment, he said, needs an equally agile force to measure up and succeed in the ecosystem, hence the rapid response and authentic showcase of the company’s flexibility in the face of changing needs with the admission of two other partners.

“We are ambitious, for our customers and for ourselves. We don’t just deliver basic satisfaction, but frame our results on quality standards that enable our employees and customers to go beyond the limits and achieve their ambitions,” says Dr. Ngozi Ogwo , Managing Partner and CEO.

Kingsley Opara, who has been appointed as a Partner in the Audit Services Line, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with over 15 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. He joined Grant Thornton Nigeria in 2008 and manages a diverse portfolio of clients in non-governmental/not-for-profit organizations as well as businesses that span various sectors and industries such as information technology, media and telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Marketing and Communication, Transport, FMCG Organizations and Real Estate.

Lateef Emiola, forensic accountant

and chartered banker for more than 20 years, has earned the status of “specialist” in the identification of business risks. He plays an important role in helping clients achieve success by offering his expertise in certified processes (cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, fixed assets, etc.) and the controls that surround these processes.

Emiola has been with the firm for 13 years and currently works with local and multinational clients providing quality advisory services in the areas of accounting, budgeting, payroll and tax structures, corporate governance , risk-based internal audit and fraud risk management investigations, and other services.

Grant Thornton Nigeria is confident that their collective expertise and experience in the corporate world will be a great asset to clients as they join existing partners to provide the best solutions to business challenges.