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Feature Expert: Grant Thornton | Understanding Financial Reporting Implications for Private Enterprises arising from COVID-19


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of accounting considerations for business owners, lenders and other stakeholders. These considerations will have an impact on almost every entity.

Sandbox Centre, in partnership with Grant Thornton, invites you to join financial experts Wayde Putnam & Austin Robello as they discuss topics surrounding how to understand financial reporting implications for your business as it relates to COVID-19. Topics discussed in this session will include:

– Going concern

– Subsequent events

– Accounting for government assistance

– Asset valuation and impairment

– And other implications. Our experts are ready for #AMA (Ask Me Anything) – get your questions ready and they will support where they can!


This session is your chance to ask an expert about all areas of financial reporting and receive valuable insights to support the future of your business. Have your questions ready!


WHEN: Wednesday September 16, 2020 – 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

WHERE: Virtual! Free session

Register NOW – scroll down to secure your spot!

Can’t make it for the session? No worries! Register with your information and we will be sure to pass along the great expertise that was delivered and recorded after it is finished.

Facilitators & Presenters:

Wayde Putnam, CPA, CA
Partner, Assurance Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Wayde is the leader of Grant Thornton’s Barrie office, and a Partner in the Assurance services practice. Wayde has over 20 years of experience serving a wide spectrum of private enterprise clients covering numerous industries including: construction, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, retail, and gaming for both profit and not-for-profit organizations.



Austin Robello
Manager, Assurance Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Austin is a Manager in the Assurance services practice who works out of Grant Thornton’s Mississauga Office. Austin has over 5 years of experience serving and advising a variety of privately-held-business clients. Austin specializes in servicing clients that operate in the manufacturing and distribution space. In addition to performing assurance engagements for various clients, Austin also works with clients and advises on the accounting treatment/impact of complex transactions through his work in Grant Thornton’s Financial Reporting Advisory Services practice.



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