26 Jan 2018
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

On January 17, 2018, the Regroupement des cabinets de comptables provided their comments about Bill 141 intended primarily to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the protection of deposits of money and the operation of financial institutions.

The public hearings are part of the special consultations of the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee on Public Finance .

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner Martin Deschênes among the spokespersons

Martin Deschênes, Partner and Leader of the Financial Advisory Group, was one of the spokespersons for the Regroupement des cabinets de comptables, with Alain Côté (Partner at Deloitte), to enlighten Committee members about the practical aspects of the amendments resulting from Bill 141 concerning the practice of the CPA profession.

It was in this vein that the Regroupement des cabinets de comptables recommended that the legislator withdraw from proposed article 17.0.1 of Bill 141 the lifting of professional secrecy and other loyalty or confidentiality obligations of the codes of ethics binding Quebec professionals and their clients to allow time for reflection on the benchmarks surrounding whistleblowing by professionals and that a specific framework be defined accordingly.

To properly understand the accounting firm’s arguments and learn more about their observations and suggestions for improving this bill, view the public hearings, primarily the experts presentation (first 10 minutes).

You can also consult the article (in French) that appeared in the January 18 edition of Conseiller.ca to learn more about the various statements made during this consultation day.

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18 Jan 2018
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

 

Once again, employees from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Rimouski office collaborated with the committee of the Rimouski Opération Nez rouge, a major contributor to the Club de natation les Dauphins de Rimouski, to serve as designated drivers and receive calls from customers.

Since the start of its operations, the Rimouski Opération Nez rouge has been donating all of its profits to the Club de natation les Dauphins de Rimouski. Annik Doiron, Senior Tax Manager and President of the Rimouski Opération Nez rouge, has been participating in this initiative for three years now. She explained, “My three children are all swimmers; so it’s only natural for my community involvement to be related in some way to this sport. Also, Opération Nez rouge is an organization that I greatly admire. It has a dual mission of making our roads safer and financially supporting local organizations dedicated to young people and amateur sports”.

In 2016, the Rimouski Opération Nez rouge committee donated $21,000 to the Club de natation les Dauphins de Rimouski, to be used to train the Club instructors. This was key support for young swimmers in the region. More than 260 athletes train at the Club, five of which at the Canadian level.

Employees volunteering for Opération Nez rouge in December 2017 in company of the Nez Rouge mascot: Denis St-Laurent, Financial Analyst; Francis D’Astous, Supervisor; Annik Doiron, Senior Tax Manager; Roxanne Paradis, Administrative Assistant, and Ann LeMay, Business Partner.

 

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17 Jan 2018
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

Any employee with a minimum amount of ambition dreams of quickly ascending the corporate ladder. However, skipping certain steps can lead to professional burn out.

Louise Martel, Partner at Raymond Chabot Ressources Humaines inc. says, “Climbing too fast can get overwhelming and land you in a job beyond your qualifications.”

Furthermore, Gen Y workers seem to be in more of a hurry to advance their career than the previous generations. “They want it all and they want it quickly, but you can’t buy experience,” added our expert.

To learn more about this topic, read the following articles published in the January 10th edition of the Journal de Montréal (in French):

Croître autrement, c’est possible

Avancement de carrière : on se calme!

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16 Jan 2018
Martin Deschênes
Partner | CPA, CA | Financial advisory

MONTRÉAL, January 16, 2018 – For the 34th year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to offer the Tax Planning Guide to assist individuals in planning their taxes. The complementary 2017-2018 version is available online.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO stated: “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton understands the importance of keeping up with the numerous tax measures to maximize your tax refund. For the past 70 years, our firm has been providing key business advisory services to local managers on a daily basis. We strive for excellence and top quality services, and are proud to continue the tradition of offering this publication. Our clients are very appreciative of the information in this vital tool for taxpayers.”

Luc Lacombe, Tax Partner, added: “Our Tax Planning Guide is designed to meet the needs of individuals who want an efficient tool with clear, concise information in order to meet certain tax obligations. The Guide also contains Corporate Tax and U.S. Federal Tax tables, Recent Changes at the beginning of each section, as well as additional tax information for other provinces. Our main goal is to help you plan better and file properly.”

You can consult the 2017-2018 Tax Planning Guide online.

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