25 Oct 2016
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

Éric Dufour, the Regional Vice-President and National Leader, Business Transfers, at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, participated in an in-depth interview on Radio-Canada on business transfer issues. As numerous entrepreneurs are retiring, they need information and help to carry out efficient and structured business transfers. A well-planned strategic transfer process should be established to ensure the longevity of wealth-creating businesses.

Éric comments on this major issue affecting entrepreneurs. Listen to the radio interview (in French) (October 23, 2016) on Désautels le dimanche or read the online article (in French) on this topic.

The firm maintains its claims

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton considers that federal and Quebec governments should adopt further measures for ensuring successful business transfers in Quebec and Canada. The tax policies relating to business transfers should be harmonized among the governments and tax fairness should apply to all businesses from all industries.

Read the firm’s reaction again concerning the tabling of the 2016 federal and Quebec budgets, as well as the letter sent to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, in July 2016, about tax equity on intergenerational business transfers.


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24 Oct 2016

Transfert-entreprise-imagerie-445pxToday, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to launch a diagnosis tool that business owners can use to get an overview of their current business transfer situation.

Available online, cell or tablet, the tool includes a series of questions to address the main issues of a business transfer, such as the owner’s intentions, succession, business value, transfer financing and underlying tax considerations.

“We’ve always considered succession a major issue for Quebec’s economy and since 2003, we’ve been working in the field, helping business owners plan,” states Éric Dufour, Partner, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader. He continues, “It’s based on this expertise and our proximity to the market that we were able to create the diagnosis tool that we’re launching today. We want to provide business owners with a tangible tool that will help them begin strategizing methods to implement a succession plan.”

It takes anywhere from two to eight years to plan a business transfer, and only 9% of business owners have a formal written plan. The diagnosis is the first step in the right direction. Once the questionnaire is completed, the user will receive a diagnosis by email providing details about the business’s strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for each of the areas analyzed.

The tool is available online now at: http://business-transfer.rcgt.com/.

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12 Oct 2016

SAINT-GEORGES, October 12, 2016 – In connection with the series of 50th anniversary festivities marking Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s presence in Beauce, the Saint-Georges office thanked the business community for its trust over the past decades during a celebratory cocktail event held on Thursday, October 6th.

Rémi Fortin, Partner in charge of the Beauce offices, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Richard Couët, Mayor of Saint-Prosper, Paul Busque, MP of Beauce Sud, Claude Morin, Mayor of Saint-Georges, Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President, and Raymond Poulin, Partner

Over 200 clients and business partners were on hand for the event, including the MP of Beauce Sud, Paul Busque, the Mayor of the Town of Saint-Georges, Claude Morin, the Mayor of the Municipality of Saint-Prosper, Richard Couët, and President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Emilio B. Imbriglio. This was the fifth and last in a series of activities to thank clients in each area where the firm is located in Beauce.

“The firm’s strong presence in Quebec’s regions, especially in a dynamic area such as Beauce, is thanks to our invaluable clients and partners. They are our guiding purpose and, together with all of my colleagues, they leverage their expertise and professionalism each day to benefit the communities and their stakeholders. We’re very proud to have been able to support the people of Beauce in their success for the past 50 years and we look forward to being a partner of choice in their success for many years to come,” stated Regional Vice-President, Mario Morin.

“We’re grateful that over 800 people were on hand to celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. Since the very beginning, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been encouraging and supporting Beauce business owners in their growth. That’s why it was important for us to look back over these years of history and celebrate how far we have come with the people who helped contribute to our success,” expressed Rémi Fortin, Partner in charge of the Beauce offices.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s presence in Beauce originated from the foundation of two separate firms in 1966 in Saint-Georges and Saint-Joseph. A series of associations between 1969 and 1979 led to the creation of Latulippe, Cliche, Bourque, Gilbert, Rodrigue & Associés, which was then merged with Renaud & Jacob to form Latulippe Renaud & Associés in 1980. This firm merged with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (at the time Raymond Chabot Martin Paré) in 1985.

Rémi Fortin, Partner in charge of the Beauce offices, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO, Monique Jacob et Raymond Renaud, founders of the Saint-Georges office, Raymond Poulin, Partner, and Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 professionals.

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04 Oct 2016

Montreal and Toronto, October 4, 2016 — Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a market leader in professional services, and Intuit Canada, maker of QuickBooks, Canada’s leading financial management software have joined forces to deliver innovative online services to Canadian businesses.

Under this alliance, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will use Intuit QuickBooks as a key technology partner for its complete suite of business services allowing clients to seamlessly access and manage their operations online, securely from any location. QuickBooks’ innovative technology will enable Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to propel its new and unique service offering designed to assist businesses in their daily financial management and general administration.

“The choice of a partner of Intuit’s reputation and track record and their QuickBooks Online solution means that our clients will always benefit from services supported by advanced technology that evolves according to their ongoing needs,” said Pierre Garant, Partner and Director of Assurance and Accounting Services at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. “Pursuant to a rigorous and diligent selection process, we are glad to have chosen Intuit Canada because it is an organization with recognized technological expertise that offers key solutions to empower businesses to take full advantage of new online technology and advances.

“It’s great to see Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton taking a leadership role in the industry and embracing online technology to become a firm of the future today,” said Jeff Cates, President, Intuit Canada. “We are excited to be working with them to rethink how technology can dramatically improve the role of accountants as a trusted partner to businesses and advance our shared goal of promoting entrepreneurial success in Canada.”

This alliance will enable entrepreneurs to focus their efforts, time and talent on core, value-added business activities while benefiting from comprehensive high-quality administrative support in all aspects of their business with the sole objective to continue their growth and prosperity.

“This new offering is perfectly in line with our fundamental values of leadership, agility and excellence,” said Samuel Havida, Managing Partner, Western Region, at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. “Today, we take a first, important step towards bringing to fruition the vision of innovation and modernity, an integral part of our overall new service offering.”

The principal goal for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is to offer the best client experience in the industry and continuously exceed the expectations of business owners, which will swiftly translate into success and the advancement of the profession and the economy as a whole.

“It’s the start of the reinvention rooted in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s promise—to help dynamic organizations realize their full potential for growth by providing useful, forward-thinking advice, while leveraging the advantages afforded by our proximity structure and highly qualified professionals,” concluded Mr. Havida.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada.

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. Mint.com provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Intuit’s ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.


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