28 Apr 2014

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is again at the forefront of the top 25 accounting firms in Quebec as rated by Les Affaires.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton takes the top spot thanks to its 2,366 employees in over 100 offices and their willingness to do more with less. “Our volume of business has grown rapidly, but by being more efficient, working less work in silos, we managed to get the job done with less employees without cutting staff,” says Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of the firm.

Emilio Imbriglio has sought to make “improvement of procedures and methods” a priority of his mandate. To give the Firm the means of its ambitions and continually strive to achieve quality mandates, process efficiency is paramount.

Company Employees in Quebec 2014 Employees in Quebec 2013 Variation in number of employees
in Quebec (in %)
1 Raymond Chabot
Grant Thornton
2,366 2,420 -2%
2 Deloitte 2,247 2,248 0%
3 EY (Ernst & Young) 890 805 11%
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers 870 820 6%
5 KPMG 800 800 0%

The next step is to increase the number of shared services: “Information Technology and Communication are already managed by a single center. We will do the same for Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Development” says Emilio B. Imbriglio.

The firm does not intend to stop there to improve service and always be aware of the needs of its clients across Quebec, Canada and around the world.

For more information, please consult the special report on Major Accounting Firms of 2014 which appeared in the April 24th edition of the newspaper Les Affaires. Among other things you will find, the ranking of accounting firms which shows RCGT at the top of the group and confirms its leading position, more than ever attentive to the needs of its employees and its clients — dynamic local organizations !

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25 Apr 2014
Alain Lacasse

Alain Lacasse

Éric Julien

Éric Julien

Our arts and entertainment specialists, Alain Lacasse, Assurance Partner, and Éric Julien, Tax Partner, both with the Montreal office, participated actively for the third consecutive year in the MIPTV, one of the biggest international television and audiovisual production markets in the world, held in Cannes, France.

On that occasion, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, in partnership with National Bank of Canada, organized a very successful networking event, which drew over a hundred people. The previous day, our firm, National Bank of Canada and Fonds Capital Culture jointly sponsored another event organized by Société de développement des entreprises culturelles. These activities were the opportunity for professionals and entrepreneurs from the industry to exchange ideas, develop or tighten their business relationships, and generate very positive spinoffs.

MIPTV, which brings together over a thousand audiovisual and television professionals from all over the world every year, has seen a strong increase in the Québec presence. This year, the Québec space at MIPTV 2014 included 34 of the leading companies in the field in Québec.

Congratulations to our experts for this successful event and for this great opportunity to show our firm’s support for the development of Québec cultural enterprises.

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25 Apr 2014

During the congress of the Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consommation (CTAC), held in Charlevoix at the end of March, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton organized a beer and cheese tasting event that filled the hall.

Over 85 people from the food and beverage industry attended and were able to meet our five industry experts : Guy Barthell, Jean-Daniel Brisson, Ghyslain Cadieux respectively Partner, Lead Senior Manager and Senior Manager, Strategy and Performance at the Montreal office, Gilles Fortin, Lead Senior Manager, Corporate Finance (Quebec City) and Simon Valiquette, Senior Manager, Assurance (Montreal).

A Hunger for Growth: Food and Beverage Looks to the Future

Hunger for growthLa Microbrasserie Charlevoix provided the animation by presenting a selection of beers, accompanied by cheeses from the region. A tasting box door prize was drawn. The participants also left with a copy of the latest report on the food and beverage sector published by Grant Thornton International Ltd, entitled “A Hunger for Growth: Food and Beverage Looks to the Future“. The Quebec section of this report was produced by Guy Barthell and his team. It depicts the industry’s dominant trends for the years ahead and has received frequent media coverage.

Congratulations to our food and beverage industry experts for this successful event, again proving their proximity to the issues, businesses and people of today’s Quebec food and beverage industry.

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22 Apr 2014
Victor Poudelet

Victor Poudelet

Congratulations to Victor Poudelet, Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Management Consultant at the Montreal office, on his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Fondation des jeunes pour un développement durable (FJDD). In this capacity, our expert is particularly working on strategic planning and funding program development mandates.

Furthermore, last March 22, over 170 people attended the FJDD’s Gala Actions Jeunesse. The honorary chair of the event was Johanne Gélinas, Montreal Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Management Partner, who presented the Excellence Award, on behalf of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, to a young person who stood out for her community involvement.

April 22: Earth Day

It’s a matter of sustainability! Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton reminds you that April 22 is Earth Day, international environmental awareness day, created in 1970 by former American Senator Gaylord Nelson. In Quebec, Earth Day has been celebrated since 1995. On Earth Day in 2013, nearly 50,000 gathered in downtown Montreal to participate in a major march for hope. For more information on Earth Day, visit www.earthday.org.

About the FJDD

The Fondation des jeunes pour un développement durable is a charity with the twofold mission of educating youth (ages 13 to 35) on current and future sustainable development issues and carrying out development projects in developing countries and regions. For more information on the FJDD, visit www.fjdd.org.