Colin Ellis


Recent Blog Posts By Colin Ellis

Special Report: Foreign accounting firms dominated Canadian mid-tiers in 2022 and the audit regulator is concerned

Audit firms based in the United States made the most net client gains in the Canadian mid-tier accounting sector, according to data compiled by Audit Analytics

Special Report: KPMG Canada beats Big Four accounting rivals in net new client gains

But Ernst and Young Canada was the real winner in new audit engagements in 2022, according to data compiled by Audit Analytics

Top accountant’s jump between two sustainability standards boards puts focus on new CSSB

Do recent appointments to the new Canadian Sustainability Standards Board, including new chair Charles-Antoine St-Jean, balance global standards with Canadian special interests?

Special Report: Overall audit quality drops at Canadian accounting firms as audit regulator pursues more transparency

Canadian Public Accountability Board annual inspection report reveals poor performance overall exaggerated by some audit firms

Canadian accountants take note as SEC reminds accounting firms of the rules involving other auditors

KPMG Canada fined in 2022 over use of other auditors in multinational audit

US audit watchdog published more Canadian public accounting firm inspection reports in 2022 than it had in five years

The PCAOB’s bite is now bad as its bark after a year of renewed vigilance

US audit and accounting watchdog censures Ernst & Young Canada partner

US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board levies fine on Canadian accountant over treatment of receivables allowance in audit engagement

Canadian Accountant’s most popular stories of 2022

The top five stories and some honourable mentions from the past year’s reporting

Billing Bad: When accountants and clients disagree over accounting fees

A small claims court decision over billing offers lessons to accountants and clients

Why is the Ontario Securities Commission examining Canadian audit firm ethics?

Canadian Public Accountability Board oversees public accounting firm audits

Xero announces new platform updates, scholarship, quarterly business report

Wide range of announcements made at recent Xerocon. Xero Partner Program discount rates for Canadian subscriptions will also apply to all TaxCycle products

Accounting industry resilient, surpasses pre-pandemic levels: StatCan

The accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services sector posted modest but stable revenue growth in the past three years

Canada among low corporate tax jurisdictions as global average falls

New trend of rising rates has already begun, says international accounting network

More diversity among inductees of 2022 Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame

Selection committee addresses omissions noted by Canadian Accountant in 2021

Is Canada’s audit watchdog ready to bare its teeth?

The Canadian Public Accountability Board says it's planning changes to its disclosure practices amidst media scrutiny and changing best practices

PwC Canada fined over one million CDN by US, Canadian regulators

Big Four accounting firm voluntarily disclosed to regulators that its employees shared answers on mandatory internal training courses

Canadian accountants thrilled with awarding of new ISSB disclosure standards hub

Montreal one of three global hubs for new accounting body based in Frankfurt

Canadian accountants show backbone in new CPA ad campaign

CPAs portrayed as trusted advisors helping lead economic recovery

Strong showing by Canadian R&L accounting firms in H1 audit client gains

Exclusive: 2021 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian firms crunched by Audit Analytics

KPMG Canada leads all Canadian accounting firms in 2021 H1 audit client net gains

SEDAR filing data of Canadian accounting firms crunched by Audit Analytics

For Faye Pang, Toronto is ground Xero for North American expansion

Xero’s Canada Country Manager on scaling up in a competitive accounting software market

#Xero: 3 social media hashtags that explain the Xero value proposition

SMBs have a better chance at survival when they work with Canadian accountants

Faye Pang: Building a cloud accounting hero at Xero

Daughter of immigrant entrepreneurs wants to help small business owners

Entrepreneurship report points to business opportunities for Canadian accountants

Nearly two million Canadians launched a business in the last 12 months

Common misperceptions about the G7 global corporate tax rate pact

Popping some media inaccuracies about the G7 two-pillar framework with Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch