Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) August 08, 2011 -- Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax, and advisory organizations, admitted Shawn Stewart CPA, CRP, CISA, PMP as a new partner of the firm's Business Advisory Services Practice in the Los Angeles Office, effective August 1, 2011.
"I am excited to take on a greater role with Grant Thornton," said Mr. Stewart. "Grant Thornton has a tradition of commitment to serving its clients, the profession, and community with excellence-I am honored to be a part of that and look forward to my future with the firm."
Mr. Stewart joined Grant Thornton in 2010 as an executive director. With more than 17 years of experience, Mr. Stewart most recently was a senior manager at The Capital Group Companies & American Funds in Los Angeles, where he established the company's first IT compliance programs. He also formed the company's IT Internal Audit Department, Risk Project Management Office and participated in the formation and organization of the first Enterprise IT Project Management Office. Previously, he spent seven years with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he provided risk consultation, regulatory compliance, audit, and mergers and acquisitions services to clients in a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Stewart is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Risk Professional (CRP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He received his M.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with an emphasis in Information Systems and currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.
Across the firm, Grant Thornton admitted 26 new partners and principals. Partners and principals admitted to the firm are thought leaders upon whom the firm relies to provide personalized attention in serving clients. These professionals have demonstrated consistently their ability to understand and meet the needs of client companies and industries. They have also demonstrated long-term leadership in the accounting profession and the community.