Surviving a Workout: Navigating Special Loans Groups & Data Analytics for CPAs

1. Surviving a Workout: Navigating Special Loans Groups

    Speakers: Richard Williams, CFE, CIRP, LIT of James Williams & Associates Inc. and Ian Aversa, LL.B., LLL of Aird & Berlis LLP

2. Data Analytics for CPAs: CRA, Internal Audit and Assurance Audit Uses

    Speaker: Sunder Gee, CPA, CMA, CIDA of RTA Corporation

20 Mar 2018, 5:30 PM

2 CPD hours

$59

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Course Description

1. Surviving a Workout: Navigating Special Loans Groups

It’s a familiar scenario - you’ve just received a frantic call from your client. They’ve been transferred to the special loans group at their bank, they’re behind in their reporting, and the operating line is maxed out. Now the special loans account manager wants a meeting to discuss next steps.

Richard Williams of James Williams & Associates Inc. and Ian Aversa of Aird & Berlis LLP will provide insights on:

  • the reasons a client may be transferred into a special loans group;
  • the objectives of special loans bankers;
  • what your client can expect; and
  • how you can help your client through the process.

2. Data Analytics for CPAs: CRA, Internal Audit and Assurance Audit Uses

Purpose built data analytic software has been available for almost 3 decades. Who uses these tools and how are they using them?

This seminar will provide an overview of:

  • What data analytics is and the benefits of using data analytic software
  • How data analytic software is being used by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), CPA firms and internal audit departments within organizations
  • The data analytic process
  • Continuous monitoring and machine learning for data analytics


The cost of the webinar is $59 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn two hours of PD credits when you register. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 



Course Walkthrough

  • Sunder Gee's Presentation
  • Navigating Special Loans Groups Presentation
  • Navigating Special Loans Groups Recording
  • Sunder Gee's Recording
  • Certificate: March 20th, 2018 GTAAN Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Ian Aversa

Ian Aversa is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Aird & Berlis. His practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law with an emphasis on both the litigation and commercial aspects of corporate restructurings, reorganizations, refinancings, liquidations, security enforcement, receiverships, proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses.

As a corporate solicitor and litigator, Ian has the expertise required to guide his clients through all aspects of a restructuring file. He designs and formulates acquisition, divestiture and recovery strategies, negotiates and drafts complex commercial agreements and regularly appears on behalf of clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including the Commercial List and the Bankruptcy Court.

Ian advises companies in financial distress, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, landlords, court-appointed officers, liquidators, purchasers, investors, financiers and other major stakeholders on domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters. His experiences span a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, technology, retail, steel, mining, shipping, automotive, aviation, fashion and apparel, construction and real estate.

A frequent writer and presenter, Ian has authored a number of insolvency-related publications and is often invited to speak at industry conferences. Ian is an executive member of the National Insolvency Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and an executive member of the Insolvency Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.


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Sunder Gee

Sunder Gee, CPA, CMA, CIDA provides electronic data consultative services for tax lawyers, tax accountants and RTA Corporation. Prior to consulting, he was the Electronic Commerce Audit Advisor at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) where he provided expertise on electronic commerce issues and computer-assisted audit techniques. Sunder has also developed training material on various topics for the CRA and other organizations as well as published a book called Fraud and Fraud Detection: A Data Analytics Approach.


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Richard Williams

Richard Williams CFE, CIRP, LIT

Richard Williams is a Vice President at James Williams & Associates Inc. Richard’s practice focuses on mid-market corporate insolvency and advisory services across a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, construction, information technology and film & media.

Richard is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has acted as a court-appointed receiver, monitor, and bankruptcy trustee, and advises both companies and secured creditors.  He is a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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