The accounting firm of Smith, Livingston & Co., 2180 S. 1300 East, has joined Grant Thornton, national accounting and consulting firm, according to Roger Brown, managing partner of Grant Thornton's Salt Lake and Provo offices.

Steve Smith and Scott Livingston joined Grant Thornton as partners and in the next two weeks will move their office into the Grant Thornton office in downtown Salt Lake City.Brown said Smith and Livingston have built an excellent tax and accounting practice in the past seven years and they bring additional tax expertise and specialization to the Grant Thornton offices in Utah.

Grant Thornton also is expanding its office space in the First Interstate Plaza to handle the growth in the accounting practice. Once the expansion is complete, Brown said an open house will be held to highlight the addition of Smith and Livingston to the company.