Doing Business in Alberta
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Energy Visions business forum 2013 - Unlocking Canada’s oil and gas industry – is Canada becoming an energy superpower
PwC is hosting its annual Energy Visions business forum in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The event will feature a moderated debate by global analysts and industry leaders on Canada’s potential to become an energy superpower.
Putting US GAAP in motion - Recent developments for applying US GAAP
US GAAP preparers often have multifaceted accounting issues that require significant management judgement and technical expertise. We can help you navigate US GAAP effectively.
Outsmarting fraud - Effectively safeguarding your organization
Despite governments’ and regulators' efforts to reduce fraud, economic crime continues to be an issue to businesses in Canada and around the world. PwC can help your organization take preventative steps to limit its exposure to fraud and establish a process to manage a crisis, should one occur.
Putting IFRS in motion - Addressing the evolving needs of your business
More than 100 countries either use or are adopting IFRS. There are a number of new standards now being implemented that will have an impact on Canadian companies. Click to read more about how PwC can help the evolving needs of your business with the new IFRS standards and regulations.
No weak links: Reduce your risk and increase efficiency in transfer pricing execution - PwC hosts the transfer pricing executive series
Ivan Williams, PwC Alberta Transfer Pricing Leader and guest speaker David Nickson, PwC US Principal and Global Leader of the End to End (E2E) Transfer Pricing Practice for PwC, discussed best practices around transfer pricing execution as well as practical suggestions for implementation at an event in Calgary in April 2013.
Cynthia Kumar is a 2013 ICAA Merit Award Recipient
Cynthia Kumar is a finance effectiveness consultant and a member of our M&T Consulting Practice in Alberta. She is a recipient of the Early Achievement Award from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA).
Optimizing your tax planning: A return to BC PST
The PST Regulation and the Exemption and Refund Regulation were implemented by the BC Ministry of Finance. Alberta-based organizations that carry on business in B.C. need to be aware of these changes and make sure that they are in compliance. We review the changes, the exemption and refund regulations to help make sure organizations are complying with the new rules.
The cloud and IT risks – silver lining, or storms ahead? - Top 10 issues to consider when thinking about the cloud and your organization
As PwC hosts the Audit Committee Connect event on cloud computing, here are the top 10 questions to consider when thinking about the cloud in your organization.
Powering your decisions: PwC at IPPSA - Highlighting the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA) conference
PwC was proud to once again be a part of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA) annual conference in Banff, Alberta in March, 2013.
PwC hosts breakfast on preparing your business to change hands - Effective succession needs to start long before it’s put in place
Ian Gunn, Alberta Private Company Services leader at PwC, hosted a breakfast session and presentation with Calgary Business Development on how to prepare business to effectively change hands.
Business confidence is at its lowest in five years - Albertans’ confidence in the economy is on the decline
View the March edition of the PwC Business and Consumer Confidence Index. It tracks and determines business and consumer confidence in the current and future Alberta economy.
PwC talks to the public sector about Results Based Budgeting
PwC hosted a round table discussion on Results Based Budgeting (RBB) for the public sector.
PwC wins United Way Big 4 Challenge - PwC is recognized at gala celebrating campaign success
PwC Calgary is recognized at the United Way’s Spirits of Gold awards gala as winner of the Big 4 Challenge.
PwC Edmonton talks to clients about the Federal Budget
PwC Edmonton hosted a breakfast, breaking down the Federal Budget.
Shannon Ryhorchuk: A woman of distinction
Ryhorchuk, Lead Partner of the Audit and Assurance Group in PwC Calgary, was recently recognized by Distinctive Women magazine as an exceptional woman in Calgary.
PwC Edmonton staff join Alberta Premier Alison Redford to volunteer at Edmonton’s food bank
Staff in our Edmonton office rolled pennies for half a day as part of the Pennies for People fundraising campaign.
PwC talks to the public sector about expense governance in Alberta
On February 6, representatives from 10 public sector organizations in Edmonton attended a round table discussion around expense governance and due diligence. The event was designed to provide a networking opportunity, as well as address the new policies on government expenditures.
Consumer economic confidence level is showing a revival, unlike their business counterparts - Albertans’ confidence in the economy is on the rise
More than 250 of Alberta’s business leaders indicated that their overall confidence in the economy has decreased, continuing its decline over the last twelve months. However, Albertan consumers are more optimistic.
Community Investment: Giving back to our community during the holiday season
As part of our commitment to social responsibility, each PwC Canada employee receives one paid day off per year to volunteer at a local organization. Recently, our team assisted at The Calgary Humane Society, preparing for a festive day for pets and owners alike.
Economic confidence levels drops for Alberta business leaders and consumers
While the first half of 2012 was characterized by momentum and a positive outlook, confidence has dropped in the second half of the year amongst both business leaders and consumers.
Owning the today and tomorrow of your business
The annual PwC Business Update for Private Companies took place November 21, where we shared a wealth of information pertinent to Canadian private business, including the results of the 2012 Business Insights Survey.
Community Investment: Five Ways to Make a Difference
A team of PwC summer students takes on a challenge to make a difference with just eight hours and $100.
Community Investment: PwC Celebrates the Calgary International Film Festival and Women in Leadership
The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) celebrated its 13th year of hosting unique independent films, and PwC was pleased to once again sponsor this cultural event.
Banff Venture Forum gives emerging technology companies the edge
October 4-5, 2012, marks the 14th annual Banff Venture Forum (BVF), Canada’s premier company financing event that brings together technology companies from across North.
Confidence levels improving for Alberta’s business leaders and consumers
More than 200 of Alberta’s business leaders and more than 900 consumers indicated that their overall confidence in the economy is increasing since July 2012.
Oil and Gas Export Challenges
Canada needs to find markets outside the U.S. for both oil and gas.
PwC Cup shines at Spruce Meadows
PwC was excited to present the PwC Cup at the Spruce Meadows North American show jumping tournament.
Community Investment: Racing to Beat Cancer - Joe's Team 2012
On Saturday, June 16, PwC’s group of athletes joined nearly 200 other participants and 85 volunteers in the race to beat cancer in the name of Joe's Team.
New foreign affiliate dumping rules deserve attention
Under new proposals, when a foreign parent company uses its Canadian affiliate to invest in another foreign affiliate, the payment may be deemed to be a dividend and may now be subject to a withholding tax.
To the island and back: Brendan Hobal discusses why coming back to PwC was the best move he ever made
PwC Canada sat down with Edmonton partner Brendan Hobal to learn why coming back to PwC was the best move he ever made.
From HST to PST: tax changes in British Columbia could affect your business
For Alberta companies doing business in BC, the move away from the HST and back to the PST will mean a change in your accounting proceses.
PwC sponsors Spruce Meadows North American Show Jumping Championship
When the PwC team was presented with the rare and exciting opportunity to step into the International Ring and sponsor the second leg of the Spruce Meadows North American Show Jumping Championship on July 5th, they were honoured to do so.
Bridging two worlds: Jing Shi makes the journey from Huai’an City, China to PwC
PwC’s Jing Shi overcomes cultural differences to build her career path as a CA.
Budget over-easy: Edmonton’s Tax team brainstorms for its annual post-federal budget breakfast
PwC’s Edmonton Tax team plans post-budget breakfast session in order to help clients answer questions on how changes introduced in the budget affect them.
The Energy to Lead: PwC alumnus Dan Balaban on the future of Alberta and renewable energy
PwC alumnus Dan Balaban discusses the future of renewable energy, the role Alberta can play and the entrepreneurial spirit.
PwC’s Tricia Antonini on Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2011
PwC's Tricia Antonini selected one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2011.
PwC is pleased to announce new leadership in Alberta
PwC is pleased to announce Ray Crossley, Cal Jocober and Angelo Toselli have taken on new roles in its Alberta leadership team.
PwC is pleased to announce new leadership in Edmonton
PwC is pleased to announce David Bryan and Kent Davison have joined its Edmonton leadership team.
Doing Business in Alberta: Alberta’s Small Business Confidence Index reports province positioned for economic growth
Alberta’s Small Business Confidence Index, a measurement of small business owner optimism in the province’s economy, has increased once again.
Doing Business in Alberta: Alberta to Single Create Energy Regulator
Alberta’s plan to have a single regulator for energy development will help the province compete more effectively with other jurisdictions, according to former PwC partner Scott Bolton.
Doing Business in Alberta: Economic Confidence Reaches New Highs
The Alberta Business Confidence Index rose to its highest level ever in January 2011, according to a report by PwC and Leger Marketing.
Doing Business in Alberta: Cautiously Optimistic
Alberta’s business leaders are guarded as there is still uncertainty regarding both the Canadian and U.S. economies as they deal with fluctuating commodity prices.
Doing Business in Alberta: Preparing for EPAP
Alberta’s oil and gas firms will soon face the Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP), a new measurement and compliance program and getting ready for it will be challenging.
Doing Business in Alberta: What's New in Alberta: Fall 2010
Read about an incentive program for Alberta businesses to make their lighting more efficient and record-high oil and gas land sales for the province.
Doing Business in Alberta: Dealing With the HST
The introduction of the harmonized sales tax (HST) in Ontario and British Columbia not only impacts businesses in those provinces but also has ramifications for Alberta.
Doing Business in Alberta: Gimme Credit
When trying to expand, private companies often need credit. But finding a lender is often difficult.
Doing Business in Alberta: Managing Change Through People
Alberta companies aligning their business strategy with their people programs are learning that this approach helps make them more competitive.
Doing Business in Alberta: The Challenge of Change for IT
A merger or an acquisition is challenging, as is the integration of two very different information technology systems.
Doing Business in Alberta: What's New in Alberta: Spring/Summer 2010
Read about the new Enhanced Production Audit Program and Alberta’s plan to rollback oil and gas royalties, as well as how Canadian companies feel about climate change.
Doing Business in Alberta: What's New in Alberta: Winter 2010
The Winter 2010 edition of What’s New in Alberta has the results from two PwC surveys, analysis of the climate summit in Copenhagen and news about the province’s investment in carbon sequestration.
Doing Business in Alberta: Greening Your Operations
Alberta organizations need to find ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, for both environmental and business reasons. In order to adopt sustainable practices, an operational transformation must take place.
Doing Business in Alberta: Sustainability Matters
Sustainable business practices are no longer a trendy concept utilized by a few breakaway companies. Embracing these practices is a must or Alberta companies could lose their competitive advantage.
Doing Business in Alberta: Taking Responsibility
Companies know that they don’t need to create corporate social responsibility reports but this article describes why leading organizations have realized there are benefits to having one.
Doing Business in Alberta: The Dollars and Sense of Sustainability
Sustainability is an important issue and going green can be expensive. This article explains that there are some tax incentives that can partially offset the costs.
Doing Business in Alberta: Decision Time for Income Trusts
The deadline for income trusts to convert into a corporation is looming and a decision should be made before 2011, when the hefty specified investment flow-through (SIFT) tax kicks in.
Doing Business in Alberta: Getting IT Right
Information technology (IT) is a requirement in order to do business in today’s world, but having the right IT strategy can help Alberta organizations stay one step ahead of their competition.
Doing Business in Alberta: Strengthening the Balance Sheet
Companies in the energy sector during the boom are feeling pressure and some are running low on cash. They need to raise capital and shore up the balance sheet.
Doing Business in Alberta: What's New in Alberta: Fall 2009
In the Fall 2009 edition of What’s New in Alberta, we have results from three of our major surveys as well as information on the province’s extension of two incentive programs.
Doing Business in Alberta: Making Cuts Strategically
In the wake of the current recession, many companies in Alberta are trying to significantly reduce their costs.
Doing Business in Alberta: SR&ED-ing Costs
Many Alberta companies do not believe they are eligible for the SR&ED the tax incentives, yet SR&ED is government defined R&D and is broader than what industry considers R&D.
Doing Business in Alberta: Trim the Fat, Not the Muscle
As the Alberta economy remains softer than it was a year ago, companies need to reduce costs and improve their operational effectiveness to become lean and fit.
Doing Business in Alberta: Welcome to Doing Business in Alberta
For businesses in Alberta, the world has changed. Companies in the province are grappling with how the absence of liquidity and universal belt-tightening will impact their overall performance.