Jay Raney Partner - Audit United Arab Emirates +971 (0)4 388 9925

Jay has ample knowledge as an experienced Partner with strong business and professional relationships gained from his work spells in India, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. He works closely with clients and understands the complex risk and reporting framework surrounding the firm's clients and the diverse needs.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Jay served as an Audit Partner in KPMG Canada. With over 15 years of experience, he has developed in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in diverse areas including audit and accounting, internal audit, policies and procedures, and valuation for optimal business growth.

His global and local industry expertise from the Middle East region and Canada, extends to the majority of the industry sectors predominantly Energy and Resources, Trading and Services and Leisure and Hospitality.

During his professional career he has serviced a diverse portfolio of clients which includes mid to large size public listed companies under IFRS reporting, whilst also working on SEC listed clients with US GAAP and SOX 404 reporting requirements.

Clients rely and respond to his unflappable approach and his dynamic skill to problem solving and project management. Jay has the ability to look beyond the numbers, analyse and report on the wider aspects of the client’s business and to provide sound technical accounting and structuring advice with up-to-date market and industry issues.

Jay has also served as an International Business Director and managed the International Business Centre (IBC) in the UAE.

Jay has hosted a number of technical based training sessions for clients and contacts within the local market. He has also presented a number of thematic events relating to industry trends.


  • Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy, USA


  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants