Grant Thornton and Topia, a provider of workforce mobility software solutions, have announced a new partnership, in a move designed to deliver tax offerings for remote and hybrid workforces.
Together, Grant Thornton and Topia are aiming to “help organizations more efficiently manage domestic and international regulatory, tax and compliance issues associated with distributed, remote and hybrid workforces — and business travel”.
Grant Thornton will pair its tax and compliance services for global workforces with Topia’s hybrid workforce-management technology, including its Topia compass application built atop the Topia one platform.
Topia’s technology provides employee work-location data analytics combined with compliance-focused workflows and automation.
The partnership will also aim to “help companies solve broader business strategy and operational issues stemming from hybrid workforces with employees working in many more locations”.
Richard Tonge, human capital services principal at Grant Thornton, said: “Hybrid working arrangements have become, and will continue to be, the new norm for many employers; however, this has caused cross-border regulations to increase in complexity, resulting in significant compliance exposures and risks for businesses across the globe.”
According to Tonge, Topia’s technology solutions can also provide organizations with “clear, actionable and real-time data insights and analytics necessary to embrace hybrid working models while avoiding business risks”.
Anupam Singhal, SVP strategic partnerships at Topia, added: “Grant Thornton will help us expand the value of the Topia one platform and provide our customers with critical tax and compliance services to contend with the new remote-work environment.”
Nishant Mittal, SVP and GM business travel at Topia, said: “Grant Thornton is a trusted professional-services provider in the U.S. and internationally with its network of member firm organizations, which is why collaborating with the firm makes such good sense.”