Audit control is an integral part of each company’s control procedures required for gaining the trust of clients and partners as well as managing the company.
Other audit services
We help clients with the application and use of foreign financial aid of EU and other funds and help prepare financial reports.
The calculator will answer if the company's sales revenue, assets or number of employees exceed the limit of an inspection or audit.
We offer full range of accounting and outsourcing services tailored to your needs.
Payroll and related services
We perform payroll accounting for companies whether they employ a few or hundreds of employees.
Grant Thornton Baltic's experienced tax specialists support accountants and offer reasonable and practical solutions.
We prepare annual reports in a timely manner. We help to prepare management reports and various mandatory reports.
Consolidation of financial statements
Our experienced accountants and advisors help you prepare consolidation tables and make the consolidation process more efficient.
Consultancy and temporary staff
Our experienced specialists advise on more complex accounting transactions, rectify poor historic accounting, and offer the temporary replacement of an accountant.
Our CFO services suit companies where creating a CFO position would not be economically feasible, but professional financial leadership is still needed.
Assessment of accounting processes
We help companies to implement accounting practices that are in compliance with local and international standards.
Accounting services for small businesses
We offer affordable service for small businesses. We help organize processes as smartly and cost-effectively as possible.
We keep up with blockchain technology to serve and advise crypto companies. We are supported by a network of colleagues in 130 countries.
Trainings and seminars
Our accountants have experience in all matters related to accounting and reporting. We offer our clients professional training according to their needs.
Business Process Solutions Artificial intelligence shakes up the accounting sector: machines end up doing the easy work, while CFO skillsets are in high demand
The rapid development of artificial intelligence and the arrival of ChatGPT on the scene will not leave accountants on the street, but there will be an increasing need to get in-service training, re-train and think more like a CFO does.
We perform payroll accounting for companies whether they employ a few or hundreds of employees. We do not offer one-size-fits-all packages, but always proceed...
Our news We were recognized for long-term cooperation
In the end of 2022, Grant Thornton Baltic received the Partner Excellence Award from its cooperation partner, the global business services provider ADP, for 15 years of excellent cooperation in payroll processing for ADP clients in the Baltic countries.
We provide entrepreneurs with comprehensive legal advice to contribute to their economic success.
We offer legal support to both start-ups and expanding companies, making sure that all legal steps are well thought out in detail.
Our specialists advise payment institutions, virtual currency service providers and financial institutions.
We advise on legal, tax and financial matters necessary for better management of the company's legal or organizational structure.
We provide advice in all aspects of the transaction process.
Legal due diligence
We thoroughly analyze the internal documents, legal relations, and business compliance of the company to be merged or acquired.
In-house lawyer service
The service is intended for entrepreneurs who are looking for a reliable partner to solve the company's day-to-day legal issues.
The contact person service
We offer a contact person service to Estonian companies with a board located abroad.
We organize both public trainings and tailor made trainings ordered by clients on current legal and tax issues.
Legal Amendment to the minimum share capital requirement in the Commercial Code: an apparent cause for cheer but practical concerns remain
On 1 February 2023, the new Commercial Register Act entered into force, ushering in significant changes to the Commercial Code and other laws regulating the activities of corporate entities. Among other things, the changes also concern the net asset requirement, related to one of the major changes – the removal of the requirement of minimum share capital for private limited companies.
Whether your company is just starting out, growing rapidly or in a stable stage of life - you need expert advice from time to time to make the right decisions.
Business model or strategy renewal
In order to be successful, every company, regardless of the size of the organization, must have a clear strategy, ie know where the whole team is heading.
Marketing and brand strategy; creation and updating of the client management system
We support you in updating your marketing and brand strategy and customer management system, so that you can adapt in this time of rapid changes.
Coaching and development support
A good organizational culture is like a trump card for a company. We guide you how to collect trump cards!
Today, the question is not whether to digitize, but how to do it. We help you develop and implement smart digital solutions.
Sales organisation development
Our mission is to improve our customers' business results by choosing the right focuses and providing a clear and systematic path to a solution.
Business plan development
A good business plan is a guide and management tool for an entrepreneur, a source of information for financial institutions and potential investors to make financial decisions.
Failure to provide sufficient attention to corporate development and financial planning may trigger difficulties.
We perform due diligence so that investors can get a thorough overview of the company before the planned purchase transaction.
Mergers and acquisitions
We provide advice in all aspects of the transaction process.
We estimate the company's market value, asset value and other asset groups based on internationally accepted methodology.
Forensic expert services
Our experienced, nationally recognized forensic experts provide assessments in the economic and financial field.
Business plans and financial forecasts
The lack of planning and control of cash resources is the reason often given for the failure of many businesses. We help you prepare proper forecasts to reduce business risks.
Business Intelligence and financial management
Analysing and making sense of numbers in financial reports enables a company’s management to identify new prospects of development and growth.
Our experienced reorganizers offer ways to overcome the company's economic difficulties and restore liquidity in order to manage sustainably in the future.
Restructuring and reorganisation
We offer individual complete solutions for reorganizing the structure of companies.
With more than 25 years of experience, our team offers wide range of tax services in close cooperation with colleagues from the Grant Thornton network.
We advise on all matters related to corporate taxation.
Value added tax and other indirect taxes
We have extensive knowledge in the field of VAT, excise duties and customs, both on the national and international level.
We advise on foreign tax systems and international tax regulations, including the requirements of cross-border reporting.
We help plan and document all aspects of a company's transfer pricing strategy.
Taxation of transactions
We plan the tax consequences of a company's acquisition, transfer, refinancing, restructuring, and listing of bonds or shares.
Taxation of employees in cross-border operations
An employee of an Estonian company abroad and an employee of a foreign company in Estonia - we advise on tax rules.
Tax risk audit
We perform a risk audit that helps diagnose and limit tax risks and optimize tax obligations.
Representing the client in Tax Board
We prevent tax problems and ensure smooth communication with the Tax and Customs Board.
Taxation of private individuals
We advise individuals on personal income taxation issues and, represent the client in communication with the Tax and Customs Board.
Pan-Baltic tax system comparison
Our tax specialists have prepared a comparison of the tax systems of the Baltic countries regarding the taxation of companies and individuals.
We offer to outsource the HR services in the exact amount and precisely in the section of work that you need.
Recruitment services – personnel search
We help fill positions in your company with competent and dedicated employees who help realize the company's strategic goals.
Recruitment support services
Support services help to determine whether the candidates match the company's expectations. The most used support services are candidate testing and evaluation.
Implementation of human resource management processes
We either assume a full control of the launch of processes related to HR management, or we are a supportive advisory partner for the HR manager.
Audit of HR management processes
We map the HR management processes and provide an overview of how to assess the health of the organization from the HR management perspective.
HR Documentation and Operating Model Advisory Services work
We support companies in setting up HR documentation and operational processes with a necessary quality.
We help to carry out goal-oriented and high-quality employee surveys. We analyse the results, make reports, and draw conclusions.
HR Management outsourcing
We offer both temporary and permanent/long-term HR manager services to companies.
HR management Sink or swim: well-organized HR work also gives a smaller company a competitive advantage.
Employees are the greatest asset of any company, upon which competitive advantage is built - but they are also one of the largest cost factors. Every business leader should think about on whether we are doing all we can, to preserve this investment and whether we are making the most of our employees' potential.
Our experienced specialists help your organization to regularly assess risks that threaten the fulfillment of goals.
We assist you in performing the internal audit function, performing internal audits and advisory work, evaluating governance, and conducting training.
Internal Audit in the Financial Services Sector
We provide internal audit services to financial sector companies. We can support the creation of an internal audit function already when applying for a sectoral activity license.
Audit of projects
We conduct audits of projects that have received European Union funds, state aid, foreign aid, or other grants.
Prevention of money laundering
We help to prepare a money laundering risk assessment and efficient anti-money laundering procedures, conduct internal audits and training.
Risk assessment and risk management
We advise you on conducting a risk assessment and setting up a risk management system.
At the request of the client, we perform audits, inspections and analyzes with a specific purpose and scope.
External Quality Assessment of the Internal Audit Activity
We conduct an external evaluation of the quality of the internal audit or provide independent assurance on the self-assessment.
Whistleblowing and reporting misconduct
We can help build the whistleblowing system, from implementation, internal repairs and staff training to the creation of a reporting channel and case management.
We advise companies who, in conducting responsible business, consider in addition to profit, the impact of their activities on the surrounding world.
We help solve issues related to the environment, social capital, employees, business model and good management practices.
Our auditors review and certify sustainability reports in accordance with international standards.
We help investors to analyze the environmental issues, social responsibility and good management practices of the company of interest.
Our international tax specialists define the concept of sustainable tax behavior and provide services related to sustainable tax behavior.
Grant Thornton Digital helps you develop and deploy smart digital solutions that lead your business into the future.
We help assess the digital maturity of your organization, create a strategy that matches your needs and capabilities, and develop key metrics.
We aid you in determining your business’ needs and opportunities, as well as model the business processes to provide the best user experience and efficiency.
Our team of experienced business analysts will help you get a grip on your data by mapping and structuring all the data available.
A proactive cyber strategy delivers you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on realising your company’s growth potential.
Innovation as a Service
On average, one in four projects fails and one in two needs changes. We help manage the innovation of your company's digital solutions!
Case study We advised German company RAUMEDIC
Grant Thornton Baltic OÜ advised German company RAUMEDIC AG on the acquisition of aktsiaselts A&G. RAUMEDIC AG is a leading developer and manufacturer of systems and components and a partner to medical and pharmaceutical industries. Core business of aktsiaselts A&G is production of medical supplies.
Grant Thornton Baltic has over 20 years of experience in determining the value of various asset groups with internationally accepted valuation methods. We have experience in valuation of different companies and various industries in Estonia, the Baltic States and as well in other countries.
In strategically important decisions the management and owners do not only ask what the fair value of the company is, but also wish to get insight into the value drives of the company. Depending on the purpose of the valuations and specifics of the business, we perform valuations using the income approach (discounting the cash flows generated), market approach (selecting actual data in an active market), net assets method (determining the fair value of assets and obligations) or combining different methods.
We provide valuation services of different asset groups and the main services are:
- Companies and business lines
- Financial instruments and contracts
- Commercial real estate
- Industrial property (warehouses, industrial buildings and factories)
- Infrastructure objects (water, heat and gas supply networks)
- Support in court and commercial disputes
- Other assets (i.e. property, plant and equipment)
To find out more about how our team can provide valuation advice, please contact us.
You may require a valuation for many different purposes, for example:
- Transactions and restructuring – valuation for investment decisions and bid support, for equity investments and issuing new shares, implementing a share option scheme, support from an independent expert for valuation of non-monetary contributions, valuations in related party transactions
- Valuation of collateral assets and guarantees for loan refinancing purposes or raising debt
- Accounting and financial reporting purposes – including purchase price allocation and impairment testing
- Valuation support in disputes and court proceedings – breach of contract, negligence, loss due to business disruption, determining the causes and timing of insolvency, assessment of losses
We evaluated Graanul Invest's factories in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Graanul Invest AS wished to conduct the valuation of pledged assets.
Graanul Invest OÜ is Europe’s largest pellet producer and one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the Baltic Sea region. In Estonia, Graanul Invest OÜ is one of the largest private forest owners. In the Baltic states, the group owns 11 pellet plants and six co-generation plants. Grant Thornton Baltic conducted a valuation of the assets of Graanul Invest OÜ, which are pledged to Luminor Bank AS, i.e. property together with pellet factories and energy co-generation plants in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The income approach
To perform the valuation of the business units, Grant Thornton’s advisers divided the group’s assets into separate business units. The technical data and production capacity of each plant was taken into consideration in the case of each business unit in order to determine the cash flow generated by the specific unit. To determine the market value of the real estate and the movable property, the cash flows related to other tangible and intangible assets were excluded from the business unit’s cash flow (labour costs, changes in working capital and entrepreneurship).