26 Sep 2017

Technology changes rapidly and, as a result, so do clients’ needs. To better serve its clients, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has undertaken a major technological shift by launching several solutions based on new technologies in the past year. La Presse+ highlights these solutions in an article published September 25, 2017.

LP Maurice: Emerging leader in the world of start-ups on Partnership Board

Why was Louis-Philippe Maurice, President of Busbud, named an external Partnership Board member of the firm? Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton said, “First, we were looking for a profile—someone who represented the future. Once that was decided, older people were eliminated from the list. We turned to young entrepreneurs focused on technologies, with an international presence, and then we found him: LP. He has an exceptional career path, and a degree in law and finance.”

Three new innovative services

When we talk about the firm’s major technological shifts, we’re referring to three significant new services. Jean-Paul David, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Partnership Board stated,Operiō specializes in cloud computing accounting, mainly for SMEs. Then, Catallaxy is a blockchain expertise centre [chain of blocks, information storage and transmission technology]. Lastly, Taxō, is a revolutionary tool that makes it possible to quickly take charge of processing income tax returns from an electronic file. LP’s contribution when we carried out these projects was unsurpassed.”

For more information about LP Maurice and the transformation of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton services, read the full article in La Presse+. (N.B. This link is a web format copy. To consult the interactive version, you must install the La Presse+ application.)

 

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25 Sep 2017

For nearly ten years now, because of the bitcoin system, blockchain technology has been intrinsically associated with the financial world. Louis Roy, Assurance Partner and Blockchain Practice Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stated, “This is only the tip of the iceberg. This technology is going to drastically change many industries, starting with our own, the accounting sector.”

Montréal: A blockchain hub in North America

For more information about blockchain technology and its impacts, read the article published by Les Affaires on September 18, 2017.

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22 Sep 2017

Artificial intelligence will disrupt a multitude of areas in society and this technological revolution could impact our jobs, ways of doing things and our lives in general.

From driverless cars to smart algorithms in finance

Whether we’re talking about robotization, driverless cars, smart banking, smart phones or human decision-making assistance in the broad sense, there’s no doubt that there will be many changes that will transform current methods.

As part of a conference given at the Chambre de commerce de Manicouagan, Éric Nguyen, Senior Manager and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Practice Leader, was interviewed by Radio-Canada radio (segment broadcast at 7:46, in French only) and defined, simplified and demystified this fascinating field!

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22 Sep 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, is committed to remaining close to our 2,300 talent and dynamic local entrepreneurs and, so every year, he visits offices in most regions. On September 18 and 19, 2017, he was in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, getting a feel for this region abundant in resources and passionate, creative people.

A round table with 12 local entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of this tour was Emilio’s round table with a dozen entrepreneurs from the region. Emilio stated, “It was an extraordinary opportunity for me to meet these individuals with a keen business sense who are always on the lookout for new technologies and innovations and who didn’t think twice about finding expertise abroad to help the regional economy!”

The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges facing regional entrepreneurs, such as the recurring labour problem. Emilio added, “It’s important to encourage young people from Abitibi-Témiscamingue who’ve left to come back and to also attract new talent who will settle down in the region.”

Cocktail to launch Operio

Emilio’s visit was also an opportunity to launch Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s new Operio service across the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region before some forty economic development players and several firm partners and employees.

Launched in May 2017, Operio is an accounting-consulting platform deigned to lighten the administrative workload of SME leaders. For more information, visit www.operio.ca.

Enthusiasm in Val-d’Or

Serge Allard, Partner and Regional Vice-President, and the other Abitibi-Témiscamingue partners, were pleased to welcome Emilio and introduce him to their team of talented people. It was also the perfect time to visit the site of the new Val-d’Or offices, which are currently under construction and should be ready to welcome clients and employees by the end of the year.

 

Emilio B. Imbriglio and Serge Allard posing on the site that will soon become our brand new work space.