Grant Thornton names Denham Philadelphia office managing partner

PHILADELPHIA, October 7, 2014—Grant Thornton LLP named Sean Denham, 42,office managing partner of its Philadelphia practice. Most recently, Denham served as the leader of the Northeast region Audit practice and as assistant office managing partner of operations and quality for the New York practice. Denham succeeds Wayne Kaplan, who will continue to support the Philadelphia practice as partner-in-charge of Markets and Industries.

“Sean’s demonstrated leadership with keen focus on quality and client service will position our Philadelphia practice for continued growth,” said Rick Gebert, managing partner of Grant Thornton’s East region. “Wayne has led the office expansion of our audit, tax and advisory service lines to provide our dynamic clients with a broad complement of services, leading the office to be among our top five.”

Denham has also been a member of Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards group, serving as the Northeast region national professional practice director. With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, he specializes in SEC regulatory issues and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board matters. He has extensive experience in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and other complex accounting issues.

Denham is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), for which he serves on the XBRL Assurance Task Force. He was previously a member of the AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee. He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs. Denham received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University and currently serves on Lehigh’s accounting advisory board.

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