Colin Ellis


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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

Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame selects twelve inaugural inductees

Hits and selection omissions from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Audit inconsistency remains a concern says Canada’s audit quality watchdog

Pandemic year delayed some inspections as CPAB worked remotely

Tax D-Day: As April 30 comes to a close, no extension for accountants despite 75k petition, CRA service disruptions

A tax season like no other is finally coming to a close. CPAs won’t soon forget it

Canadian accountants petition CRA for tax deadline extension

More than 50,000 taxpayers are signing petition available on

Regional accounting firms gained new publicly traded audit clients in 2020

2020 SEDAR filing data of Canadian accounting firms crunched by Audit Analytics

Big Four accounting firms fell short of net new client gains in 2020

But PwC Canada emerged a clear winner in SEDAR filing data crunched by Audit Analytics, in our annual review of audit client gains and departures

How Canadian accountants can help small business recover post-pandemic

SMB surveys from Dext and Wagepoint reveal opportunities for accountants

What can Canadian accountants expect from François Boileau, the new Taxpayers' Ombudsperson?

In a wide-ranging interview, Boileau discusses the OTO mandate and CRA service

Long Read: Why the Deloitte Canada – MNP deal makes sense for both firms

Beyond the financial details, both accounting firms are building on recent success

Tax season off to rocky start at CRA say Canadian accountants

Call centre outsourcing and cybersecurity concern tax professionals

Obituary: Everett Colby, charismatic Ottawa-area accountant, dies at 57

Accounting career allowed former Chair of CGA Ontario and principal of Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation to indulge his passions

Liberals do 180 on gross blunder over CERB eligibility of self-employed

Qualtrough, Lebouthillierand Trudeau also announce one-year grace period for pandemic relief tax debt

Why Deloitte Canada won Ottawa’s lucrative vaccine platform contract

Technology provider Deloitte also delivers US vaccine management platform

7 new accounting and finance software solutions that will make work easier in 2021

Technology providers embraced the opportunity to support digital transformation

Top 10 Canadian accounting stories of 2020

Canadian accountants proved their essential value during the COVID-19 pandemic

Congratulations! 6,371 future CPAs pass unique hotel room CFE

Challenging CFE cycle comes to an end under unique conditions

RSM: Economic headwinds despite V-shaped Canadian recovery

The ongoing pandemic and US presidential candidates pose problems for Canada

Davidson & Company beats SME accounting firms in H1 audit client gains

2020 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian SME firms crunched by Audit Analytics

In a tough year for accounting firms, PwC Canada leads Big Four in H1 audit client gains, losses

2020 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian Big Four firms crunched by Audit Analytics