We understand the specialized markets in which you operate and provide tailored solutions to meet your unique business needs.
Our comprehensive suite of business services combines industry expertise, market knowledge and professional insights.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.
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As an entrepreneurial firm, we truly believe there are no limits to where your career can go.
In today’s environment, it is more important than ever for Aboriginal communities, organizations, companies and individuals to make well-informed decisions, which is why it is essential to have an advisor who fully understands your circumstances. MNP has embraced the opportunity to become more familiar with Aboriginal people, including their history, culture and incredible contribution to our country. Through this important relationship, we have come to recognize the role that Aboriginal values play in future planning, daily operations and decision making.
Based on our diverse body of work within the Aboriginal community, we have honed our skills and expertise to create a very specialized understanding of how to work within a broad range of conditions that often exist exclusively within this environment. We’re familiar with the reporting requirements as mandated by various regulatory environments and we have significant hands on knowledge working with unique circumstances surrounding economic development entities, taxation, trusts, settlements and claims, resource development, capacity building, capital projects, procurement and a host of other components essential to the Aboriginal community.
This deep breadth of experience has made MNP the preferred firm for over 250 Aboriginal groups, including First Nations, tribal councils, organizations and First Nation community- or individual-owned businesses.
We have been working with our Aboriginal clients in the areas of audit, accounting and bookkeeping for more than one decades. Through our team’s expertise and knowledge of a wide variety of federal and provincial funding agencies, we understand the unique reporting needs of Aboriginal organizations.
Assurance and Accounting Services
We understand the unique assurance and accounting needs of Aboriginal organizations and the associated federal and provincial funding agencies. We employ rigorous quality controls to provide an opinion on your financial statements and to ensure they are presented in accordance with the relevant standards. Audits, and the reporting required by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Bill C-27, are a common condition of funding. We stay on top of the latest reporting standards for our Aboriginal clients and keep you apprised of any changes that may impact your organization. Where an assurance engagement isn’t needed, we can also provide accounting and bookkeeping services, including monthly assistance with data entry and reconciliations, accounting and payroll software conversions and training on year-end financial statement preparation.
We offer a solutions-oriented, tailored approach and continuum of services that consider all aspects of a successful organization to help you stay current, competitive and profitable.
We recognize the unique history, culture and perspectives of Canada’s Aboriginal communities. For more than 25 years, we have proudly served these communities and are currently working with over 150 First Nations, Métis, Aboriginal and Inuit communities and organizations. Our projects have ranged from raising $18 million of equity capital for the Enoch Cree Casino to helping the Klahoose First Nation build a path-breaking economic governance structure. From assisting with land claim negotiations and settlements to governance reviews and corporate structuring, we have the experience and expertise to help your community prosper.
Whether you’re looking to grow your business, acquire or merge with another organization or divest an asset, our Corporate Finance professionals have the expertise and insights you need to ensure a successful transaction.
Corporate Finance Services
Given the increasing number of Aboriginal business owners over the past 30 years, there is an emerging group of successful entrepreneurs challenged with transitioning their business. ExitSMART is a comprehensive succession planning service designed to help you exit your business on your terms.
Tax regulations for First Nations are unique and many tax matters are continuously changing. Whether it is developing a First Nations commodity tax, along with a collection and administration regime or a calculation of taxes collected illegally by a province, we ensure you comply with these laws and pay the least amount of tax possible.
We tailor our business and personal taxation services to meet the unique needs of First Nations clients, large multi-national companies, owner-managed businesses and individuals. We assist in structuring your community’s economic development affairs, working with your legal advisors to ensure you obtain the highest level of liability protection, retain the maximum amount of benefits and safeguard your business, assets and community. We also help you create a management structure with defined roles and responsibilities to support your corporate tax obligations. MNP brings a deep understanding of how the Indian Act relates to personal tax and property rights. Whether you live on or off of the reserve, we understand the unique conditions that impact Aboriginal people and help you maximize your tax benefits as a Status Indian.
Get the facts and make decisions with confidence. Whether buying or selling a business, on reserve or off, our valuation specialists can provide you with independent advisory assistance. In addition, our forensic professionals combine accounting and investigative expertise to resolve fraud emergencies of the most intricate and sensitive nature.
Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Support Services
We help Aboriginal businesses and communities make more strategic, informed choices. Our chartered business valuators provide you a clear picture of an asset or business’ valuation to aid you with strategic business plans, land claims and treaty disputes. If your community or organization receives federal or regional funding, you may have specific compliance requirements that our forensics team can ensure you’re meeting, while protecting your finances from fraud or other incidents. In the event of a legal dispute, we also provide expert testimony and supporting evidence to strengthen your case.
Clayton Norris, CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA, is the Vice President of MNP's Aboriginal Services, which currently provides services in consulting, accounting, and business advisory services in over 150 Aboriginal communities. Based in Calgary, Clayton works closely with First Nations and Métis communities in an advisory capacity, assisting clients in the areas of business and strategic planning, human resource issues, corporate finance, training and economic development consulting.
MNP offers offices strategically located in urban and rural centres throughout Canada.
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