Whether you’re a privately held business, an asset management company or a pension plan, or a publicly held operation, such as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), keeping up with current accounting standards, financing options and tax planning strategies can be overwhelming.
At Grant Thornton, we offer a wide range of services to help eliminate the burden associated with owning and managing a property, so that you can focus on making your investment grow. Some of the areas we can help include
Emerging accounting issues
We’re on top of changes to accounting standards, and can walk your company through the necessary International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) requirements—helping make sure that you’re both prepared and compliant.
Different types of properties require different financing offerings. We can help you decide whether a bank, private lender or public offering (IPO) has the best financing options to suit your particular needs.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Without sophisticated ERM policies in place, it’s almost impossible for a company to adequately ensure all compliance, fraud, IT services and internal audit needs are met. We have the experience and know-how to help ensure no stone is left unturned.
In today’s constantly-changing tax environment, it can be difficult to keep up. We can help you ensure your company is up-to-date on a variety of tax issues, such as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), as well as assist you in negotiating the complexities surrounding transfer pricing and international tax planning. If you’re an international company looking to invest in Canada, we can help you navigate Canada’s tax system and offer guidance in the realm of tax structuring.
We can help you determine whether you are getting a fair return on your investment and look at your expected rate of return.
REITs frequently have different—and sometimes more complex—needs than privately held businesses. We can help with rules surrounding specified investment flow-through trusts (SIFTs) as well as CEO and CFO certification for financial statements.
Through our Quebec member firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, we have access to the required resources and expertise to offer appraisal services across Canada. The group’s standardized reporting practices, group data sharing and specialized software programs allow for extensive national appraisal assignments to be conducted quickly and efficiently.