Companies in all sectors are striving to create sustainable business value in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing commercial and regulatory environment.

Our Business Risk Services team delivers practical and pragmatic advisory solutions that support clients’ in growing and protecting the inherent value of their businesses.

We leverage our corporate governance, risk, internal audit and compliance subject matter expertise to critically assess your internal control environment, thus helping you to better manage risk and enable more informed decision making as well as improving your business performance.

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Our solutions

We deliver bespoke solutions that strengthen governance structures and improve the effectiveness of internal control and risk management system, which will underpin corporate performance as well as ensuring regulatory compliance. Our risk assurance and advisory services include:

Internal Audit Services

We work as a collaborative partnership with you through our senior, certified and high experienced internal auditors, covering all aspects of an internal audit function.

Our services include:

  • Internal audit outsourcing / co-sourcing
  • External Quality Assessment Review (QAR)
  • Internal Audit Advisory (Bespoke training and advice)
  • Internal Audit Activity Transformation

The business issue today

The increased regulatory demands requires organizations to improve and mature their business practices, gain independent and objective assurance over the effectiveness of internal controls and risk management.

Benefits expected

  • Better, accurate, timely and complete monitoring
  • Greater transparency and accountability for the integrity of internal controls systems that support business decisions and governance of the company
  • Use of, and reliance on, evolving technologies
  • Helping protect assets and reduce the possibility of fraud
  • Improved efficiency in operations
  • Increased financial reliability and integrity
  • Compliance with laws and regulations

Corporate Governance advisory

As organisations seek to give stakeholders greater confidence, they face ever increasing pressure to demonstrate best practice corporate governance.  Whether your company is fully listed or a private company wishing to adopt best practice, we work with you to develop bespoke solutions that strengthen governance structures which will underpin corporate performance as well as ensuring regulatory compliance.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive gap analysis of corporate governance framework, development of recommendations (roadmap)
  • Benchmarking to the leading National and International Corporate Governance frameworks / codes
  • BoD and BoD Committees’ effectiveness assessment
  • BoD and BoD Committees’ bespoke training and awareness
  • Governance operating model advisory (Policies, charters and processes mapping)

The business issue today

Key stakeholders’ needs for greater confidence and increased regulatory demands act as a pressure lever for organizations to demonstrate best practice in corporate governance.

Benefits Expected:

  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations through tailored made solutions
  • Adopting a more efficient and transparent decision-making process
  • Enhancing the company's reputation
  • Smoother adoption of changes in complex business and operating environments
  • Strengthening business performance and satisfaction of investor expectations

Risk & Compliance Services

We provide the advice necessary to help you manage risk, realize opportunities and improve your business performance. We regularly work with organizations of all sizes and sectors to assist them develop and embed their risk. We support them in connecting risk thinking to their business or strategic objectives as well as day-to-day management activity.

Our services include:

  • Enterprise Risk Management advisory
  • ISO 37001(anti-bribery) advisory
  • (Regulatory) Compliance
  • AML - KYC advisory
  • SOX compliance
  • Internal Controls Attestation (ISAE3402, SOC etc.)

The business issue today

Risk management as well as Compliance are recognized as integral components of good management and governance and enable organizations to minimize losses and maximize opportunities.

Benefits expected:

  • Substantive business continuity
  • Successful treatment of risks has important benefits of operational efficiencies and profitability
  • Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Quality Improvements
  • Greater operational efficiency which improve returns to stakeholders
  • Trust and brand loyalty are strengthened
  • Drive better outcomes
  • Reduced organizational risk
  • Relationships with regulators and other stakeholders are enhanced
  • Firm’s reputation is protected

Why Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton Greece and The Business Risk Services Department are characterized by professionalism, coupled with expertise and know-how, and provide high quality services to strengthen the Corporate Governance structure of your business and improve the effectiveness of your Internal Audit. As your business grows, so do your responsibilities to manage potential risks. Whether risks come from internal or external factors, they may affect your growth and your ability to achieve your strategic goals.

At Grant Thornton, we have extensive experience to help you better manage risk, make the right decisions and improve the performance of your business. At the same time, our priority is to understand your problems and adapt to your needs, in order to provide high value-added services that will maintain the profitability of your business.