Eddie Adkins, CPA, is a partner in Grant Thornton’s national tax office in Washington, D.C., and is the national tax technical leader for the firm’s compensation and employee benefits practice. He has the primary responsibility within Grant Thornton for tracking new regulatory and legislative developments related to executive compensation and employee benefits.
He has written extensively on compensation and benefits topics, including articles in the Daily Tax Report and Tax Notes. He has also written articles for journals such as the Compensation Planning Journal, The Tax Advisor, and The Journal of Taxation. He has been quoted in various newspapers across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. Eddie has also appeared on CNBC. He is a former chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ Employee Benefits and Compensation Technical Resource Panel, the Section 409A Task Force, and the national employee benefits conference. He is currently serving as a member of the American Institute of CPA’s Tax Executive Committee and the Health Care Reform Task Force.