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Ken Atkinson

Grant Thornton Vietnam

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28th floor Saigon Trade Centre, 37 Ton Duc Thang, district1
T: 84 8 3910 9100

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We are interested to talking to potential clients seeking advise or servcies in the firld of Auditing, Advisory services and Tax services in Vietnam and Cambodia

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Grant Thornton Vietnam and Grant Thornton Cambodia, are independent members within Grant Thornton International and a wholly foreign-owned companies. Grant Thornton’s presence in Vietnam started in 1993 and Cambodia it first started in 2004. The firms maintain a full service offices in Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and in Phnom Penh and offer a broad range of services including audit, tax and advisory. Our mission is “To be the leading service provider in the Greater Mekong region, providing distinctive client service and bold leadership through empowered people”. Whether we are acting as independent auditors, advising on funding a business, looking into tax issues, or restructuring a business, meeting our Clients' objectives and their expectations, through practical solutions based on our practice values of integrity, reliability and personal attention, is our aim. Assurance In today's ever-changing business climate, effective management of resources and access to information are crucial. Our approach to assurance services is focused on enhancing the value of audit services to businesses and business owners, ensuring the integrity of financial information and helping to reduce compliance costs. Clients benefit from our proprietary audit software to deliver a cost-effective, risk analysis-based, paperless audit. We provide assurance services to: • Public companies; • Foreign invested companies; • Locally owned business; • Non Governmental Organisations and donor funded projects. Tax Services Our committed tax professionals can maximise your earnings by combining a comprehensive knowledge of tax regulations and the capacity to plan creatively to reduce your taxes. We help corporate Clients structure their investments in Cambodia and assist those operating internationally to capitalise on the lowest effective tax rates across multiple jurisdictions. For expatriate and local personnel, we can recommend tax-effective salary packages and advise on offshore solutions. We also help you deal with the tax authorities and provide regular tax updates, training and seminars. Advisory Services Our Advisory Services team can help you achieve your objectives by developing effective plans and strategies relevant to your business goals. Whether you are seeking to acquire a businesses, looking to expand, making new investments, undertaking a financial restructuring in a turnaround phase or seeking to divest, our complete range of services including Lead Advisory, Transaction Support, Business Valuation, Equitisation Consulting, Listing Preparation, Business Improvement, Restructuring, Project Finance and Succession Planning will be of benefit to you. With careful planning and co-ordination, we will not only help make sure your business thrives – we will ensure that the chosen strategy is “right” for your business and that you get the best value. Business Risk Services Grant Thornton offers a broad range of Business Risk Services that stand out because we focus on turning compliance obligations, risk concerns and performance questions into opportunities for business improvement. We work with you to understand your business and the risks to which you are exposed. We detect inefficiencies in existing processes, control systems and technological capabilities and then create sound strategies to mitigate your risk and improve the efficiency of your operations. While the specific findings, recommendations and deliverables are unique for each and every Client, our team can provide you with an objective, unbiased and comprehensive view of your situation, and help you address any issues identified. Publications Grant Thornton Vietnam and Grant Thornton Cambodia release a wide range of industry publications and thought leadership pieces which can be downloaded from our website. and Mailing List If you would like to join our mailing lists and receive information and updates relevant to your business, please email us at or with your contact details. Ken Atkinson has 14 year banking experience and strong corporate finance background together with his 32 years of emerging market experience. Ken has undertaken corporate finance transactions in many emerging markets worldwide (East Europe countries, the People’s Republic of China and several other countries in S.E. Asia). Kenneth Atkinson has over 32 years of Asian experience and 20 years Vietnamese and Cambodian experience. Ken has a broad experience across many sectors.. His work has included financial advisory, loan structuring and syndications, development and setup of credit analysis system, appraisal of large projects and project management with a strong emphasis on capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi lateral donors. Ken has broad experience in advising clients including commercial banks on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring and equity funding. Ken's typical consulting assignments in Vietnam include The diagnostic Audit of 3 State owned Enterprises and 3 State Controlled joint stock companies (funded by the Asian Development Bank); a Policy on Harmonization of Donor Polices (Funded by DIFID; SIDA; and Royal Netherlands ); reviewing status of on lending of donor funds and developing policy frameworks for on lending and pre-financing (Capacity Strengthening within MOF funded by World Bank) and Setting up performance criteria and monitoring system for the General Department for Management of State owned Assets and Capital (Structural Adjust Credit II TF 29443). Currently he is Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Vietnam and Grant Thornton Cambodia.

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