Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP

Chicago

Number of Employees: 3263

Number of IT Employees: 113

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 10 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 11 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 41 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 18 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 30 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 37 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$1944

What's special?

The U.S. subsidiary of, Grant Thornton International, which is one of the largest accounting firms, Grant Thornton LLP has approximately 50 U.S. offices and offers accounting, merger-and-acquisition advice, tax services and business valuations. The IT department has recently completed a redundant WAN redesign that combines voice, video and data. Since May 2002, the company has realized $4 million in travel savings by using remote meeting software. Every two to three years, Grant Thornton gathers IT staff from around the country for an all-hands conference.

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