Mr. Thornton is a financial institutions tax partner in the New York office of Crowe Horwath LLP where he oversees the delivery of tax consulting and compliance services to many of the firm’s financial institution clients across the country. Before moving to New York in 2010, he worked in the Ohio financial services market for nearly 20 years. Mr. Thornton is personally involved with over 50 financial institution clients ranging from start-up de-novo banks to multi-state public company financial institutions with multi-billion-dollar balance sheets. He works extensively in the areas of strategic tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial accounting for income taxes, financial accounting for uncertain tax positions, stock-based compensation plans and IRS and state tax examinations.
Mr. Thornton is an accomplished presenter on financial institution tax matters and has delivered an extensive array of presentations to various national and state banking associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Conference on Banks and & Savings Institutions, Bank Tax Institute, Executive Enterprises Institute (as a contract speaker and developer of their Taxation of Financial Institutions conference), Financial Managers Society (FMS), Western Independent Bankers, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Banking Conference, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) Banking Conference, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB), Independent Bankers Association of New York State (IBANYS) and has served as a contract speaker at various in-house training seminars. Mr. Thornton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a graduate of the University of Dayton.