Advisory services - Public, parapublic and non-profit organizations

Advice to optimize your organizational management

Whatever your goals, challenges or opportunities, the important thing is to make the right decisions and then take effective action.

We offer consulting and coaching services for prefets and other elected officials, professionals and employees in the municipal, education, health and social services sectors, as well as for non-profit organizations, early childhood centres, cooperatives, pension plans, condo associations and rental pools.

Your organization will go through several stages, including start-up, growth and development. It will have to adjust as economic cycles progress, this will mean reviewing your business model and financial needs.

We can assist you in revising your business plan, obtaining financing and developing financial controls (financial forecasts, dashboards, etc.).

Both your organization and the context in which it operates are evolving. That’s why it’s crucial to stay abreast of changes. Our professionals will be pleased to share their knowledge with you and offer training tailored to your needs on various topics, including:

  • Analyzing and understanding financial statements
  • Components of financial management
  • Understanding financial management roles and responsibilities

Safeguarding your municipal organization’s future requires planning today.

With a view to making the best strategic use of your resources, this financial framework will provide you with the tools you need to achieve the following objectives:

  • Infrastructure renewal and maintenance
  • Compliance regarding taxpayers’ ability to pay
  • Public service maintenance and enhancement
  • Debt ratio maintenance
  • Generating leeway for new investments
  • Expense control for future generations

Developing a financial framework will allow you to:

  • Assess your municipality’s financial capacity to carry out projects
  • Prioritize projects
  • Better control the tax burden
  • Gain insight into the city/municipality’s financial reality
  • Determine the future impact of investment decisions
  • Achieve intergenerational balance
  • Carry out a comparative analysis of similar municipalities
  • Issue financial forecasts
  • Come up with potential solutions and optimization strategies

Obtain assurance that, for a given period, your contract award process complies with all major provisions of the Cities and Towns Act and the Municipal Code of Québec.

As you know, it is crucial to comply with the:

  •  Contract award process for municipal bodies
  • Rules governing municipal contract awarding
  • Contract tendering process in the following areas:
    • Construction
    • Procurement
    • Professional and other services

Our experts will provide diagnostics to determine whether your municipality complies with the law in the following cases:

  • Long-term contracts
  • General regime for municipal contract awarding
  • Calls for tenders
  • Deadlines for receipt of tenders
  • Public opening of calls for tenders
  • Weighting system and assessment of tenders
  • Intergovernmental agreements on liberalized procurement markets
  • Publication and compliance of lists of contracts valued at $25,000 or more in the electronic tendering system

Since no one is 100% safe from fraudsters, you owe it to yourself to protect your business from the potentially disastrous consequences that fraud could have on you, your organization and your employees.

Our specialists will guide you in assessing your company’s fraud risks by putting in place various measures and control mechanisms designed to mitigate the risk of compromising situations.

We will also help you limit fraud risks that may already be present in your organization and that might lead to:

  • Financial losses
  • Damage to your reputation
  • Potential legal action
  • Loss of suppliers, employees or subsidies
  • Unbalanced budgets

With our support and guidance, you will be able to:

  • Make decisions more quickly and efficiently according to a pre-established plan
  • Objectively and independently validate management’s diagnostics of risk assessments and control measures
  • Understand your responsibilities when it comes to fraud and business risk management

A pragmatic and rigorous approach

Our approach consists of the following main steps:

  • Assessing and quantifying your level of exposure to specific business risks
  • Diagnosing the situation and providing solutions
  • Training and supporting staff tasked with identifying and assessing fraud risks
  • Putting in place new control mechanisms

Our experts