Technical Excellence is the underlying core value for everything we do. We are committed to training and developing our staff to ensure that each client receives value through our technical expertise. Our firm values collaboration, professionalism and personal ownership to understand all of our client’s needs. This includes an understanding not only of your accounting systems, but also your operations, people, history, culture, challenges and opportunities.
Personal Attention is the foundation of our philosophy on client service. The engagement partner and their team will directly participate at every level, and they are readily available to discuss questions or concerns as they arise.
Ongoing Communication is fundamental to the development of a successful partnership. We provide industry alerts about new and relevant regulations. Informal meetings with our clients give us the opportunity to discuss the industry, operating environment and the impact of financial management decisions.
Staff Continuity is critical to building strong, sustainable relationships with our clients. Members of the engagement team invest time and effort becoming familiar with our clients’ operations, policies and procedures, and the external factors that influence their operations. The more knowledgeable we become about each client, the better able we are to respond to their needs. For this reason, it is beneficial to everyone to keep the engagement team intact from year to year to ensure that each client will be served by the individuals most familiar with their account.
Community Service is not just an act of corporate responsibility, but an integral component of leadership as well as personal and professional success. By participating in community service, everyone at GRF feels a stronger connection to their community, each other and the firm’s mission. In addition to our firm-wide volunteering activities, partners and managers also engage in the nonprofit community by serving on boards of directors and committees. We have also sponsored the Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) award for nonprofit leadership since 2006. Supporting this award demonstrates our commitment to helping nonprofits advance their missions.
Diversity describes who we are as a firm. We believe our people should reflect the world in which we live and the clients we serve. Employing a diverse team provides unique and valuable perspectives that benefit both our firm and our clients. Of all of our staff members, approximately half are from geographically and ethnically diverse backgrounds and they speak more than 15 languages. Learn about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative here.
All of our people are proudly committed to the following values: