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Pensions & Benefits Plans

Navigating the specialized sector.

Trusted advice in an evolving industry

Pensions and employee benefit plans can be complicated. With changing financial reporting, regulatory, and tax filing requirements, it’s essential to be informed. At BDO, we help our clients maintain compliance by keeping an eye on tax legislation and accounting standards in a complex and changing industry where regulatory requirements continuously evolve.

We service multi-employer pensions and other employee benefit plans, helping meet the needs of union members and their families. Our experience in this sector extends to the trade unions affiliated with the multi-employer benefit plans. We understand the vision and structure of organized labour and apply our expertise to their unique operating environment.

In the single-employer pension plan sector, we service some of Canada’s largest manufacturers, retailers, construction companies, and service providers. By leveraging our active involvement with key regulatory bodies and industry organizations, we can deliver proven solutions end-to-end.

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The evolving pension plan accounting standards in Canada

In 2010, the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) issued Accounting Standards for Pension Plans (ASPP) in Part IV of the CPA Canada Handbook—Accounting, Section 4600. Since then, there have been important amendments, with more issues being outlined by the AcSB for future research and consideration.

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Guidance and advice that service the pensions and benefits plans industry

Financial statements tell the financial story of your business and give investors and lenders crucial information about how it's doing. That's why it's imperative that you have the insight you need for your financial reporting and tax filings. Our accounting advisors use best-in-class tools and data to offer a streamlined approach and help your business navigate this often-complex landscape.

Each business valuation is based on a unique set of factors—financing, business models, acquisitions, re-organizations, succession plans—and requires a thorough understanding of the industries involved. BDO's Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) bring extensive experience working with owner-managed businesses to large public companies, always taking the time to understand your business and offering tailored services for individual client needs—from financial and tax reporting to transaction and litigation support to complex financial instruments.

BDO Tax professionals can help you remain compliant and stay on top of new developments. We offer a full range of integrated, multidisciplinary tax services that allow us to address multiple client issues—helping you streamline your tax operations.

Canada's host of indirect taxes can be overwhelming. BDO's Indirect Tax team understands the intricacies of Canada's tax rules and advises clients on the measures to identify tax efficiencies and drive value. We help companies manage their compliance obligations, improve cash flow, identify tax or duty recovery opportunities, and more.

BDO's U.S. Tax practice helps businesses and individuals in Canada minimize their U.S. tax burden. Our practice combines the knowledge and experience of tax professionals on both sides of the border, providing personalized service through a single point of contact.

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