Thomas is an Assurance Services Principal in Grant Thornton’s public sector and not-for-profit practice in Southern Ontario. Over his 14 years of experience at Grant Thornton, he has led and managed clients through a variety of financial statement and compliance audits, financial statement reviews and business policy reviews. Thomas has also advised clients on cyber security issues and the business related impacts of cyber risks. Thomas is dedicated to providing clients with timely, relevant and responsive service. Thomas’ focus on superior client service has established himself as an important member of our team and a valued professional service provider. During the course of his career, Thomas has served a variety of industries, with specific focus on charitable and not-for-profit organizations. The industries Thomas has worked in include but are not limited to funded charitable organizations, non-profit housing corporations, long term care facilities, private clubs, municipalities, colleges, school boards, First Nations, hydro distribution and generation companies, and privately held businesses. Thomas has presented on several topics that impact the charities and non-profit sector from reserves to responsibilities of the Board of Directors to presenting financial information to non-financial people. Thomas also regularity participates in the local seminars held by Grant Thornton for the Charity/Non-profit and Public Sector segments.
Cybersecurity is a growing risk for all industries. Grant Thornton’s extensive cybersecurity work shows that the threats that organizations face and the true impact of a cyber-attack is not well understood by businesses in general. This event comprises a wealth of information on cybersecurity to address this gap, including:
- The top cybersecurity risks facing Canadian businesses
- Lessons from the front lines on how these risks can impact your organization
- How to safeguard against security breaches and steps your organization can take to prepare your people, protect your critical information and infrastructure, and improve your cybersecurity
- Common mistakes that Canadian businesses are making that leave them vulnerable to cyber-attack
- Tips on how to make immediate changes that can significantly improve the security of your organization