24 May 2018

According to Les Grands de la comptabilité 2018 published by Les Affaires, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stands out as the firm that hired the most employees last year.

These 213 new employees represent a solid increase of 9.15% for the firm, which now has a total of 2,541 employees.

This growth results mainly from the new subsidiaries created, such as Operio, Taxo and Catallaxy and new services, with the purpose of responding more efficiently to the numerous, growing needs of local organizations.

In this article, President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, explains certain changes the firm has undergone.

“In recent years, we have changed the governance of our firm, which is turning 70, to be more agile,” says Mr. Imbriglio. “We cut the number of board members and management committee members by half. This enables us to make decisions much faster, thereby fostering support from the firm as a whole as well.”

Close to its clients, throughout Quebec

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton also continues to have a strong presence in the regions and is close to all of its clients, as shown by the recent acquisitions of the firms of Jacques Dubé CA inc. in Baie-Comeau and Richard Dubreuil CPA inc. on the South Shore, as well as by new offices in Val-d’Or and Chicoutimi.

Emilio explains that: “A competitive advantage is something that sets your business apart from the competition and would cost your competitors too much to copy. This is exactly what we have with our 109 offices all across Quebec. […] It’s a huge advantage for us.”

Supporting its clients all over the world

In another article of Les Affaires relating to the supporting of local clients in foreign markets, the President and CEO mentions that the firm positioned certain executives and partners outside of the country to facilitate services to clients, but also to enable them to have motivating work experiences. He states that: “When a need arises, the person can contact a partner who has some international experience to be referred to an advisor, or they can contact one of our international business representatives.”

There’s no doubt that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is changing in order to remain a leader, that serves organizations and their managers throughout Quebec. The 2,500 firm professionals believe in the success of businesses and will continue to provide top quality services to foster the innovation and competitiveness of the economic drivers here in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.

Read the full articles in Les Affaires.

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22 May 2018
Bernard Grandmont
Consulting Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

A stringent procedure is surrounding the large-scale events that call on independent accounting firms to ensure the credibility of the voting process.

In the Journal de Montréal, reporter Emmanuelle Plante interviewed Bernard Grandmont, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner and Public Accountant, about this procedure.

You must prepare ahead of time to ensure that the vote takes place properly. Bernard Grandmont is regularly called upon to oversee the smooth operation of programs with a voting process. Mr. Grandmont and his team have been involved in programs such as Le banquier, La Voix, Occupation double, Danser pour gagner, the Adisq and Artis galas. The process requires that several precautions be taken.

Mr. Grandmont explained, “When a program provides for a substantial reward at its conclusion, you generally need someone independent and impartial to ensure that everything is done according to the rules. We meet with the people in charge of the various components: web, SMS and telephony providers. Everything is closely monitored to make sure there are no IT glitches, that each platform is secure, and that no intrusion is possible. We have a very rigorous process to ensure the security parameters.”

Read the article published on April 28th (in French).

24 May 2018  |  Written by :

Bernard Grandmont is a consulting partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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18 May 2018

Our Tax Partner Luc Lacombe was interviewed in Finance et Investissement about the major changes and new budget measures.

He explained particularly the changes relating to split income and the gradual decrease in the corporate tax rate.

Luc Lacombe mentioned that Quebec is reducing the corporate tax rate, which is excellent news […]. By 2021, Quebec will have reduced the tax rate from 8% to 4% for businesses that claim the small business deduction (SBD) and whose employees have an annual total of 5,500 paid hours. While he agrees with the Quebec measures, Lacombe questions the disparity with the federal SBD.

To find out more, read the April 27, 2018 Finance et Investissement article.

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17 May 2018
Chantale Harvey
Partner | CPA, CGA | Assurance

To support women with heart disease, Chantale Harvey, Partner in charge of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Women of Talent Committee acted as an ambassador for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Red Dress event.

Held May 3, 2018, the successful evening brought together several influential women who are committed to promoting women’s heart health. They successfully raised $ 56,000 for the cause (on a goal of $ 48,000).

Official symbol of the event, the red dress represents the strength, courage and determination needed for the fight against cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death of women around the world.

24 May 2018  |  Written by :

Chantale Harvey is a partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. She is your expert in taxation for...

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