25 May 2018
Martin Laforest
Advisor | MBA | Management consulting

Conference: Cost Price: Essential for Your Business’s Profitability

If you answer “True” to at least one of the following statements, you should attend our presentation on cost pricing:

  1. I want to maximize my business’s profitability by ensuring optimal cost management.
  2. As competition increases across the board, my business must remain very competitive.
  3. I want to offer good sales prices and bid on contracts confidently.

The key to profitability is through sound cost management and the analysis of cost pricing. Establishing, updating and monitoring your cost price is essential for ensuring your business’s competitiveness and longevity.

During this presentation (in French), Martin Laforest, specialized in cost pricing and profitability analysis, will discuss this topic in simple and clear terms. You will learn:

  • A few notions about cost pricing;
  • Different ways to calculate cost pricing;
  • How to establish cost price;
  • Eight traps to avoid.

Date

June 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location

Hôtel des Commandants
178 De la Reine St.
Gaspé, Quebec G4X 1T6

Reservations

418-368-8525 or [email protected]

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24 May 2018
Martin Laforest
Advisor | MBA | Management consulting

Louis Roy, Assurance Partner and Blockchain Technology Leader, was interviewed by La Presse on May 17, 2018 about the implementation of blockchain by businesses.

Blockchain is a decentralized transaction record. Encrypted information is recorded in several locations simultaneously, making it impossible to falsify the data.

Louis Roy explained: “It offers highly secure, immutable data storage, that is anchored in time.” Mr. Roy and his colleagues at Catallaxy, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, inaugurated BlockHouse, an international hub of excellence and expertise in applied cryptography, blockchain and distributed technologies, located in Montréal.

He believes that blockchain has the potential to transform many industries, including accounting, insurance, real estate and copyright management.

Read the article (in French).

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24 May 2018
Martin Laforest
Advisor | MBA | Management consulting

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
Martin Laforest
Advisor | MBA | Management consulting

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).

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