Grant Thornton Admits New Partner to New York Audit Practice

Kevin Kelly has joined Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY14 net revenue of $1.4 billion) as a partner in the firm’s audit practice, based in New York.

Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in financial accounting, audit and advisory services, focusing on the retail and apparel industry. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures, SEC reporting and compliance, public offerings, risk management and process improvement, internal audit, internal controls, due diligence and team development.

“Kevin brings to the firm extensive knowledge and experience in the public company environment having worked in public accounting, for the PCAOB and in significant accounting and finance roles within the retail and apparel sector,” says Frank Kurre, Grant Thornton’s Metro New York and New England MP. “He will play a key role in continuing to expand the capabilities of our Audit practice in the Northeast.”

Most recently, Kelly was vice president, controller at ANN INC., with oversight responsibility for the financial reporting and accounting functions, including financial shared services, treasury, insurance and enterprise risk management.