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Comparative study of the budgetary process: Quebec organizations invited to participate

February 7, 2013

The CPA International Research Center in Management Control (CICPA) at HEC Montréal has launched an open call to participate in a broad-based comparative analysis of the budgetary process in Quebec organizations.

Executives and budget directors of all small, medium and large organizations in the private, public and parapublic sectors throughout the province are invited to take part in this major study led by the CICPA in co-operation with the Ordre des CPA du Québec. “Depending on the organization, the budgetary process often plays several roles, has quite different goals and is carried out in various ways. Our research team is aiming to identify the processes actually followed in these organizations and to propose various best practices in different contexts,” explains Professor Hugues Boisvert, FCPA, FCMA, Chairholder and senior researcher for the project.

Data will be gathered from February 11 to March 30, 2013, but online registration is already underway.

In keeping with HEC Montréal's ethical standards, individual questionnaires will be fully confidential. They will be destroyed three to six months after they are submitted, and the results will be published only in collated form. Once the study is complete, the CICPA’s researchers will send a summary report of their findings to all participants. More detailed results will be presented at the Order’s symposium on best budget practices, to be held on May 27 in Montreal.


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