By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
Some firms would consider their 20th year in operation accomplishment enough and leave all the players on the bridge exactly where they are to stay the course. If you added a 20 percent annual revenue growth over the last three consecutive years and more than 120 employees throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, the case might be cemented that steady- as- she- goes would be the right way to steer the ship. However, that’s not the reasoning for the real forward thinking firms with continued success in mind and Global Tax Management (GTM) fits that bill.
The Mid-Atlantic region’s recognized leader in corporate tax consulting services and a 100% employee owned company (ESOP) recently appointed David Laurinaitis, who had served the
company as Vice President and Practice Leader of the Radnor, PA corporate office, to the role of President and Managing Director effective the first of January. His predecessor, Joseph DiBianca, will lead the company’s growth and strategic planning initiatives as Chairman and Strategic Advisor and it was under his watch that much of GTM’s advances were fostered.
Laurinaitis traced the foundation for his own successes to his time when he worked with one
of the Big4 firms.
“I’ve been with GTM for 18 years and before that I spent 11 plus years at KPMG here in Philadelphia,” he told us recently. “I left KPMG as a senior manager.”
Laurinaitis went on to say he’s watched the role of GTM expand over his time there offering tax services for large corporations by filling in the niche between what’s offered from smaller and regional tax firms and the Big4.
“That said, we go in and assist all multinational corporations with their overall tax function and that’s tax management,” he said also noting that ASC 740 has been a key development area for the firm as well as compliance and automation where Laurinaitis feels his firm will “ride the wave of continual growth and continue to play a leading role in serving these needs with new innovations and top talent.”
The company’s role of giving large corporate tax departments help on an outsourse/cosource project specific basis is something he stresses as a good fit as he enters the GTM wheelhouse.
“Offering high quality tax services at a valued-added position is certainly something that will contribute to our growth.”
Although they do compete with the Big4 when the need arises, much of the work GTM does is complementary and fills in roles the bigger firms can’t handle within the corporate tax departments. That ability and skill in a specific niche market has ignited GTM’s ability to make its presence known through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
There might be a new name steering the ship at GTM, but it’s clear the company that was also named among the best places to work in Pennsylvania for the second consecutive year in 2014 will stay dedicated to the same high standards that have helped it grow in the past.