Closely held businesses
Grant Thornton’s tax consultants offer customized solutions for owners of close companies based on their specific needs.
Legislations and practices on companies and corporate taxes change constantly. We ensure that you stay updated, so that you can avoid problems and take advantage of the available tax benefits.
We'll answer your questions concerning corporate tax, value-added tax, international transactions, and impact assessments prior to establishments. We also offer help in establishments of branches or subsidiaries.
Virtually every transaction in a company needs VAT management. The rules may seem complicated, and improper handling of the VAT can cause unnecessary costs and penalties for your business.
Are you and your company considering a stock market launch? If you are well prepared before initiating a listing process, and well informed about the requirements of listed companies, then there is much to gain.
It is important for us to deliver a high-quality audit of an annual report. We think it is important to look beyond the accounting and instead focus on your particular business and the agreements that form the basis for the accounting. Our experts can help you with an external audit of your business.
External quality assurance made by an independent specialist creates security both for your company and for those who will use the information. The credibility of the information is also increased by your company asking for an external certification.
Our audit specialists at Grant Thornton's International Business Center combine international experience with technical and industry-specific expertise. Through honest and straightforward communication with you as a customer, we create a better customized international audit.
Grant Thornton can carry out targeted audit efforts of the internal audit. The entire internal audit function can also be outsourced to Grant Thornton as we carry out audits in accordance with the Board's approved audit plan. Reporting takes place on an ongoing basis with clear review results and relevant recommendations for improvements.
Digital information management requires great security, both in terms of protection against intrusion and against loss of data. Our experts will help you find an optimized solution adapted to the company's information management.
We provide strategic advisory that helps you plan, prioritize, and execute your important business strategies more effectively. By doing this, we support the long-term development of your business.
Our team at Company Services are experts in corporate matters and can help you when you want to start a company, make changes in an existing company, or terminate your business.
Our consultants have extensive experience in financial disputes, in both small and large companies. Our previous work have varied from simple analyzes and brief comments to completely independent values.
Grant Thorntons consultants support financial managers, accounting managers and CFOs with the company’s financial reporting. We offer professional support regarding legal reporting based on established laws and requirements.
In today's complex processes, more and more input is required to achieve positive outcomes. Current determining factors for resolving disputes include insightful analyses, informative reports, and presentations. Grant Thornton’s experienced experts provide financial and economic analysis which helps to resolve disputes in an efficient manner.
Governance risk compliance
We assist expanding companies, as well as those companies going through changes, by providing useful internal control, compliance and process efficiency. We can help your company reach long-term and sustainable results with effective governance and risk management. Our experts have extensive and substantial experience within the industry.
The world's demands the performance on companies' are increasing, not only financially, but also environmentally and socially. It is the company's' total responsibility and the function they fulfill in society that counts.
Integration & Separation
We support our customers throughout the entire process, from defining separation alternatives and understanding the potential impact on value creation, to developing and delivering robust separation plans.
Our International Business Centre (IBC) provides services in auditing, advisory, accounting and tax, with an international perspective for the international market through our member companies in over 140 countries.
Grant Thornton can carry out targeted audit efforts on behalf of the internal audit. The entire internal audit function can also be outsourced to Grant Thornton as we carry out audits in accordance with the Board's approved audit plan. Reporting takes place on an ongoing basis with clear review results and relevant recommendations for improvements.
Grant Thornton´s dedicated team focuses on helping you to get the highest value possible when selling your company. We project manage and support you in every step of the sales process, so that you can focus on your daily operation.
Transaction advisory services
In connection with acquisitions, our transaction advisory team helps you through the entire process: from advisory and pre-bid support, reviews of letters of intent and tax structuring to financial and tax due diligence, and share transfer agreement advisory.
Our specialist team can help with all types of business valuations. The team has broad experience and continuously performs independent valuations, indicative value statements and fairness opinions (so-called second opinions).
With our customer invoice solution, you can create a quote that is converted into a work order and ultimately results in an invoice that we distribute to your customer. We also handle reminders and register customer payments.
Receipt and travel management
Our smart digital service for receipt management will simplify handling and save you time. All you need to do is take a photo of the receipt with your smartphone and add the amounts and relevant comments. Then everything is ready for further electronic management and automatic bookkeeping.
Traditional handling of supplier invoices can be time consuming and lack effective control. Grant Thornton's web-based supplier invoice management (EIM) gives you completely new opportunities to streamline the management of your supplier invoices.
Grant Thornton offers complete management of your company’s payroll function: from reporting to payouts, authorisations, statistics, and pension administration. We will review your needs and customise a solution that fits your company perfectly.
Reports and analyses
With our digital solution, your financial information becomes easily accessible and easier to understand. The information is available 24 hours and you can extract your reports at any time. We create customized reports for your business, which will help you make the right decisions.
We offer your company customized financial services and accounting. We create a whole range of common tasks such as accounting, supplier accounts, customer accounts, VAT and reporting.
A key to being able to grow profitably in a company is order and structure. This results in that "everything flows" and that employees know what authorization and what responsibilities they have.
In addition to your company being able to outsource the entire finance department or payroll department to us, we can also help with more specialized or temporary services. We have driven consultants and advisers who are ready to contribute with broad experience and a network of experts.
Time and projects
Do you want to simplify cost monitoring and get a clearer plan of the company's occupancy? Our digital solution streamlines and ensures your company's time reporting and project reporting. Developing a basis for salary payment and invoicing has never been easier.
This information is a translation of the official version in Swedish. In the event of any conflict between the Swedish and English version, the Swedish shall prevail.
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Why we process personal data
Personal data is registered and processed by Grant Thornton mainly in administrative purposes, to provide the Websites, to perform the service requested for which the personal data was supplied and to communicate with our visitors.
We must have a valid reason to be able to process your personal data. Unless otherwise is stated below, our reason is a legitimate interest or to perform a contract. Processing may also be required for us to fulfil legal obligations.
Grant Thornton’s legitimate interest is primarily to fulfil the commitment for which the personal data was provided to us, but also to provide you and your organisation with information (events, marketing and news) in areas that be believe are relevant to you in your professional role or your role as a student or job-seeker. When necessary the legitimate interest may also be to defend a legal claim.
Grant Thornton process personal data with the purpose of e.g.:
- Managing registration and participation to our events/seminars
- Managing the ordering and supplying of publications, subscriptions for newsletter, magazines or other products,
- Managing responses in client and market researches or other surveys,
- Marketing of our products and services
- Informing about news such as entrepreneurship, business development, regulatory changes, surveys and other changes in the market or within our company,
- Managing job applications or spontaneous applications of interest in employment or internship
- Managing questions or other requests of contact or information
- Compiling data for business and method development as well as for statistical purposes and analysing visitor’s demographics, interests and behaviours to gain better understanding of our visitors and clients. Information is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and pseudonymised basis.
What personal data do we process
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When you apply for a vacant job or send us a spontaneous job application we mainly process the following personal information; name, year of birth, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, address, answers to questions in the application form, CV, personal letter, other attached documents (typically grades and certificates) and reports form the capacity test.
Your personal data will be registered with the purpose of complete the recruitment process. Grant Thornton will save the data and information you register and provide us with in connection to your application in a candidate profile. Your data is stored for two years after completing the recruitment process.
Provided data may be forwarded to suppliers of recruitment and testing tools.
In our recruitment process we use a tool for capacity testing. If your result is below a predetermined level, you will automatically receive a message stating that you have not proceeded in the recruitment process. However, such message does not include profiling or assessment of specific characteristics.
Seminars, events and networks, newsletters, Target and literature etc.
When you order a publication, register for or participate in a seminar or other event, register for a newsletter etc. you will be asked to provide certain personal data, e.g. name, address, personal identification number, employer or company, title, departmental affiliation, telephone number, e-mail address and invoicing data.
Our seminars, events and meet-ups may include photographing and audio-visual recordings. This may be used to inform about our organisation and business on the Websites and social media. If you have any objections to us using an image where you can identify yourself, please contact us in accordance with below.
Your personal data is registered and stored in order to administer, prepare and evaluate meetings and membership in networks, answering inquiries, deliver orders or marketing seminars, events or news by e-mail.
Provided information may be forwarded to suppliers providing our event tool, CRM system or equivalent, downloading services for literature and arranging meetings or partners when organizing seminars or network events.
GDPR inquiries etc.
When you send us a general inquiry you will be asked to provide certain personal data, such as name, city, company, telephone number or e-mail address. For GDPR related requests you will also be asked to provide information about your relation to Grant Thornton and personal identification number.
The personal data you provide when making an inquiry is registered and stored for the purpose of managing and responding to the inquiry and if necessary to identify you in order to fulfil the request. The personal data is stored in order to fulfil legal or contractual obligations such as documentation requirements or defending legal claims.
Provided information in connection with a GDPR related request is stored with by suppliers providing services for electronic forms and identification.
Grant Thornton’s client portal
A user account may be issued to the client’s users according to an engagement letter, including general terms and conditions. Users will primarily be identified by name, e-mail address and personal or national identification numbers. If the client is a natural person all data stored on its account is personal data, which includes accounting information, bank details, personal identification number etc.
In addition to the above, we will store personal data which you freely have chosen to provide us with, e.g. in following e-mail correspondence. Our intention is not to ask for any special categories of personal data (“sensitive data”) such as health related information. If you choose to provide us with such information, e.g. when registering for a seminar or in a job application, we have to assume that you want us to process these data in accordance with this policy.
Transferring personal data
Besides what is stated above Grant Thornton may transfer personal data to the international organisation of which Grant Thornton is a member (Grant Thornton International Ltd) or another member firm. Personal data may also be transferred to suppliers of IT related services and systems. Recipients may be based inside and outside the EU/EEA. When transferring personal data for processing in a country outside the EU/EEA, which does not certify an adequate level of security, Grant Thornton will ensure that the personal data is subject to appropriate safeguards in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
Personal data may be transferred to insurance companies and legal advisors in connection with legal proceedings if necessary for Grant Thornton to exercise its legitimate interests or other recipients if provided by legislation, regulations or governmental decisions.
In addition, personal data will not be transferred unless Grant Thornton is obliged or allowed to do so by law or when required for the purpose of carrying out our business (such as outsourcing or other external management).
How long is personal data stored
Grant Thornton takes reasonable measures to store personal data only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, such as providing seminars or literature, managing job applications or complaints and for our legitimate reason of providing you with information about events, marketing and news covering relevant topics.
Personal data that we process for sending newsletters, subscriptions or notifications about other updates are stored until you terminate the subscription, which is easiest to do by a link in the e-mail or via Contact Us.
Grant Thornton’s client portal
A user account will be deactivated or deleted if the user is no longer active with the client, which is addressed as soon as the client inform Grant Thornton. Personal data which is also accounting material will be stored according to applicable legislation and the engagement letter with the client. At the time the Swedish Book-keeping Act (Sw: bokföringslagen) constitute a retention period of 7 years from the closing date of the financial year.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or other networks are completely secure, but Grant Thornton takes reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that personal information is processed securely and in accordance with this policy, protected against unauthorised access, alteration and destruction.
Grant Thornton implements appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of personal data, considering what is deemed appropriate for applicable categories, scope and sensitivity of the personal data. Grant Thornton’s systems and organisation are managed so that unauthorised persons do not have access to the personal data being processed. For more information about technical and organisational security measures, please visit Security information.
To ensure that no unauthorised person request and gain access to your personal data we apply an advanced electronic identification tool for the requesting process. The personal data we process for identification purposes is transferred to the supplier of such service, who stores it with the purpose of fulfilling the documentation requirements according to applicable data protection legislation.
According to legislation and professional obligations, including professional ethics, requirements of organisational security measures also apply, which may include:
- Confidentiality obligations for everyone working for or with Grant Thornton, including all information which has been obtained during or in connection with operations with Grant Thornton.
- Written data protection agreements with suppliers and consultants.
- Internal routines, training and policies covering careful handling of personal data, as well as data minimisation, purpose limitation, accuracy, storage limitation and incident management.
Grant Thornton’s client portal
For your safety, login to the client portal is done through a two-step authentication procedure. Users are personally responsible for not making the login procedure available to unauthorised persons. Users are also responsible for using appropriate technologies to prevent the mobile device not being affected by viruses or similar and not being transferred to the client portal. Grant Thornton’s client portal has the following access on your mobile device:
- Access to the Internet – for the client portal to communicate with Grant Thornton’s servers and systems when using the client portal, as well as other communication with Grant Thornton.
- Access to the camera and photo gallery – to allow the use of images in connection with sending documents.
Log in details may not be shared or used by more than one user. Each user is responsible for confidentiality and the correctness of log in details and other account information. A user must inform Grant Thornton immediately in the event of unauthorised access to log in details.
The Client Portal may not be used for any illegal or unauthorised purpose and the client or the user may not act in violation of any applicable legislation in a relevant jurisdiction or transfer offensive, threatening, defamatory or other offensive data to, or with the help of, the client portal.
Unless an exception applies you may request information, rectification, limitation or erasure of your personal data or object to further processing. You are also entitled to submit complaints to the supervisory authority regarding the processing. However, there may be limitations by law, professional regulations and other provisions that restrict these rights.
You are firstly responsible to keep your provided data current and updated. You may send the correct data to us and we will update it as soon as possible. If we otherwise receive information about outdated or inaccurate personal data, we will where its suitable correct, disassemble or remove such personal information.
Personal data will be retained for as long as necessary for the purposes of the processing. Upon request, identifiable personal data will be removed or limited where possible, which means that we will no longer be able to provide you with the service. You are entitled to object to processing of personal data, where the processing is based on Grant Thornton’s legitimate interest. The opposition must be precise.
You are entitled to a receive an extract about your personal data that we process. Such extract may be requested without cost once a year. A request shall be sent via our Request form or in writing to our postal address, which then requires your name, personal identification number and signature.
Last updated 2019-06-26
If you want to request an extract, erasure, restriction, correction or other changes regarding your personal data, please use our request form available at Contact Us.
You can also write to us at Grant Thornton Sweden AB, Att: GDPR, Box 7623, 103 94 SE-Stockholm.