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Deloitte Training Services

Building a stronger workforce

Organizations today face a rapidly evolving business landscape due to continuous advances in technology, increased competition, regulatory changes, and ongoing globalization. They are running leaner organizations, and require more from their workforce to meet internal and external demands. Organizations are looking for training opportunities that will equip both their current and new employees with the knowledge and competencies required to help their organization excel.

Deloitte can assist organizations to increase the skills of their workforce.

Pricing

Pricing will vary based on factors such as audience size and course selections.
Average price per hour per person of instruction is $125. For example, a four-hour course will cost the participant approximately $500.

Assessment

All courses will be interactive and certificates provided upon completion.

Course Listing

Tax

Current Tax Provisions and Deferred Taxes

This session will include the following:

  • Current tax provisions/deferred taxes 
  • Permanent reinvestment and outside basis differences

Participants will benefit from obtaining a basic understanding of tax accounting principles.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Roman Vorsin

Grants and Incentives

This session will include the following:

  • An overview of the current grants and incentives landscape in Alberta
  • An overview of the largest single source government incentive program in Canada – Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program
  • SR&ED program criteria (project eligibility and eligible expenditures) and the application process

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from an increased understanding of the Grants & Incentives landscape and ability to identify potential opportunities including eligible SR&ED projects in their organization.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Tanaquil Chantrill

Transfer Pricing and International Tax Issues

This session will include the following:

  • Legal framework for TP, OECD TP Guidelines
  • TP Documentation requirements
  • Application of TP penalties
  • Common practices to determine arm’s length prices for company intercompany cross-border transaction
  • BEPS initiatives from a TP perspective
  • Emerging trends in international tax laws

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from an understanding of how to mitigate transfer pricing penalty exposure and gained awareness of international tax matters.

Training hours: 4 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $500
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Andreas Ottosson

Overview of the Canadian Goods and Services Tax

This session will include the following:

  • GST/HST registration requirements
  • The place of supply rules, including the provincial place of supply rules
  • The recoverability of tax as an input tax credit (“ITCs”) and the requirements for claiming ITCs
  • Customized industry specific rules, such as joint venture election for natural resources entities and supply of natural resources rights

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn about the Canadian GST/HST and how to apply tax to domestic supplies as well as imports and availability of ITCs to recover the import GST.

Training hours: 3 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $375
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Andrew Azmudeh

Overview of the Provincial Sales Tax

This session will include the following:

  • Registration requirements for PST
  • The general PST exemptions available in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Differences between real property and tangible personal property in each province and its implication for PST
  • Customized industry specific rules, such as the production machinery and equipment exemption in British Columbia for oil and gas and the required documentation

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn about the Canadian provincial sales tax (PST) in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and specifically the application of PST to goods and services in each province.

Training hours: 3 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $375
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Andrew Azmudeh

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Risk

Data Analytics

This session will include the following:

  • Information on how to apply data analytics. 
  • Techniques on data analytics (i.e. vendor spending, invoices, line items, duplicate payments, etc.)
  • Data reconciliation.
  • Data visualization focused on how to identify trends, outliers, and anomalies.

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn how to automate test procedures and how to identify exceptions and insights for contract compliance related data.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Sara Goff

Internal Controls

This session will include the following: Providing an overview of the typical IT and Business Controls compliance program approach, including considerations for risk assessment & scoping, control design / implementation, operating effectiveness, deficiency evaluation and concluding on the impact on the overall certification program.

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from an improved understanding of an effective internal control environment, best practices and processes and overall understanding of business risks and mitigation strategies.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Jacqueline Nelson

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Finance Services

Accounting Technical

Topics the session may include:

IFRS 15 – Revenue from contractors with customers

  • An overview of the implications of adopting the new revenue standard, including an overview of the 5 step process for analyzing a contract and determining implications.
  • Long term impacts and best practice management of new processes.

IFRS 16 – Leases

  • An overview of the implications of adopting the new leasing standard, including how to identify a lease, differences from existing accounting guidance and application to Vermilion Energy Corporation.
  • Critical dates and timeline for implementation, including activities to adoption in January 1, 2019.
  • Long term impacts and best practice management of new processes.

IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments

  • An overview of the implications of adopting the new financial instruments standard, including differences in measurement and recognition, disclosure requirements and implication for hedge accounting
  • Critical dates and timeline for implementation, including activities to adoption in January 1, 2019.
  • Long term impacts and best practice management of new processes.


Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from developing further knowledge and skills in general accounting topics applicable to the company. For example, new standards in IFRS, US GAAP or ASPE are commonly introduced.

Training hours: 8 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $1000
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Jason Novakovski

Business Interruption Claims Workshop

This session will include the following:

  • Different policy forms – gross profits and gross earnings
  • Discussion of indemnity periods
  • How insurance values are calculated

Learning outcomes: The participants will benefit from learning about the hot topics in insurance claims and common mistakes made by insureds with respect to insurance claim preparation.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Craig Burkhart

Restructuring Workshop

This session will include the following: Participants will learn about the formal and informal restructuring options available to companies experiencing financial difficulties

Learning outcomes: The participants will benefit from learning about the strategies for working with various stakeholders including lenders, trade creditors and other stakeholders.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Bob Taylor

M&A Readiness (sell or buy side)

This session will include the following: Formal and informal restructuring options available to companies experiencing financial difficulties

Learning outcomes: The participants will benefit from furthering their knowledge on the processes for working through the options for companies experiencing financial difficulties.

Training hours: 1 hour
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $125
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Jamie Avey

Share Purchase Agreements

This session will include the following topics related to share purchase agreements:

  • Closing mechanics – locked-box Vs Closing accounts
  • Importance of clear definitions – working capital, debt etc.
  • Defining a clear transaction structure (for e.g. carve out scenario)
  • Representation and warranties

Learning outcomes: The participants will benefit from furthering their knowledge on all aspects of share purchase agreements.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Jamie Avey

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence

This session will include the following topics:

  • Buy-side vs. sell-side diligence
  • Vendor due diligence vs. vendor assist
  • Financial, tax, commercial/technical diligence

Learning outcomes: The participants will learn what is comprised of due diligence as well as the different types of due diligence. They will also learn how to generate value from normalized EBITDA and normalized working capital.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Jamie Avey

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

This session will include the following:

  • Overview of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Relevant definitions
  • Comparison to similar global legislation (e.g. Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act)
  • Recent trends in corruptions cases

Learning outcomes: Through relevant case studies, participants will understand the applicability of the FCPA and consideration of corruption risk at their organization.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Maria Warner

Oil and Gas Accounting Issues

This session will include the following: Accounting implications of industry relevant transactions and activities, potentially including:

  • Testing and accounting for impairments;
  • Reserve report implications;
  • Reclamation liabilities;
  • Depletion; and / or
  • Capital and operating accruals.

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from an increased understanding of unique accounting issues relevant in the oil and gas industry and how to detect and account for them.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Nick Marach


Finance Close Best Practices

This session will include the following:

  • Overview of the financial close process;
  • Best practices for developing an efficient financial close process;
  • Common approaches for identifying opportunities to improve the financial close cycle, including consideration of people, process, technology and controls;
  • Completion of interactive activities to develop the ability to identify opportunities within the financial close process.

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from learning best practices for how to identify and address sources of inefficiency in the financial close process.

Training hours: 4-8 hours
Number of participants: Minimum 20 – 30
Average cost per participant: $1,000
Method of Instruction: Lecture and pre-work
Instructor: Darren Liviniuk
 

Finance Vision and Strategy

This session will include the following:

  • Understanding the drivers that make a successful organization;
  • Best practices on setting the Finance Vision and establishing guiding principles;
  • Completion of interactive activities with the team that allow them to align organizational needs with the role of Finance through exercises involving Finance Organization strategic goals and aspirations, Barriers and Future Attributes of Finance Organization.

Learning outcomes: Participants will benefit from learning best practices on the importance of developing a Finance Vision and Guiding Principles and learning about the changing role of Finance impacted by changing technologies and business environments.

Training hours: 6 hours
Number of participants: Minimum 10
Average cost per participant: $1,000
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Darren Liviniuk

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Regulatory, Safety, and Emergency Management

Hazard / Risk Assessment

Topics include:

  • Eliminate/ Substitute
  • Engineering
  • Administrative
  • Personal Protective Devices

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn about what risks exist in the workplace, how to identify risks and then make a plan. Specifically, the process of identifying the risks in the workplace and how to reduce or eliminate the hazards.

Training hours: 4 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $500
Method of Instruction: Workshop
Instructor: Mark Hudson

Operational Risk Readiness

Topics include:

  • Developing a legal registry
  • Operational and Shareholder Value
  • Environment
  • Worker Injuries or Death
  • Regulatory Fines

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn about typical operational risks that may apply to their operations and how those risks could affect their company.

Training hours: 4 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $500
Method of Instruction: Workshop
Instructor: Mark Hudson 

Basic Office and Home Safety Workshop

Topics include: Common causes of injuries and incidents to office staff and common causes of injuries and incidents to homeowners

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn ways to reduce/prevent injuries at both home and the office.

Training hours: 2 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $250
Method of Instruction: Workshop
Instructor: Mark Hudson

Licensed Liability Rating (LLR)

Topics include:

  • LLR program of the provincial governments that enforce it
  • Changes to the LLR program and how they affect energy companies and the public
  • Contributing factors used in the calculation of LLR

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn increase their knowledge on the LLR program and learn methods to mitigate or reduce the rating.

Training hours: 4 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $500
Method of Instruction: Workshop
Instructor: Mark Hudson

Emergency Response and Management

Topics include:

  • Basic elements and requirements of an emergency plan
  • Critical components of an emergency plan
  • Responsibilities within an organization for development and execution of an emergency plan

Learning outcomes: Participants will gain the ability and understanding of development of an emergency plan in order to ensure safety of employees, public and the environment.

Training hours: 4 hours
Number of participants: Between 10 – 20
Average cost per participant: $500
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Instructor: Mark Hudson

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Contacts

Renée Iori
Partner, Tax

403-503-1462

Tanaquil Chantrill
Senior manager, Tax

403-503-1386

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