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  • Tax
  • Public Sector

Joseph Brown




Executive summary


Joe has been in practice for over 33 years. As National Managing Partner, Market Innovation & Release Management, he is responsible for the automation of both new and existing service offerings in the market, as well as helping to lead Enterprise Transformation for the firm. Today Joe focuses on process improvement, no- and low-code automation capabilities and bringing technology solutions to market.

Prior to helping develop the strategy and execution for Enterprise Transformation at Grant Thornton, Joe led Strategic Federal Tax Services for the firm. In this capacity, his areas of expertise include Depreciation, ASC 842, Accounting Methods, Income and Expense Recognition, Research & Development Tax Credit, Inventory Planning, Section 199, FAS 109, FIN 48 and Capitalization Strategies. He brings to Grant Thornton his knowledge and experience in the health care industry, including several speaking engagements. In 2008, Joe was the featured tax speaker at the AICPA Health Care Conference. His other areas of experience are in the real estate, retail distribution and manufacturing industries.

Before joining Grant Thornton, Joe was a Partner with Ernst & Young, where he was the quantitative services practice leader for Florida and Tennessee. Additionally, Joe was the federal tax liaison for the health care industry group. While there, Joe served as past Chairman of the EYKL Best Real Estate Deal of the Year Awards Program and was a Board Member of the American Resort Developers Association Chairman’s League.




Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Florida, Illinois



Community involvement

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • United Way of Broward County




  • Master's in Taxation, Florida International University
  • BS Accounting, Purdue University

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