Colin Ellis

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U.S. judge denies former Penn West accountants’ bid to dismiss SEC charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission can proceed in its case against two Canadian accountants over alleged accounting scheme

Ontario elects Doug Ford Premier. What does it mean for Canadian accountants?

Accounting and accountants played a large role in the Ford family's comeback

What Kathleen Wynne's Hydro fiasco tell us about the accounting profession

A technical dispute over accounting cost Wynne the election

Canadian accountants among 2018 Top 10 bookkeeping influencer awards

The Top 10 Influencers in the Canadian bookkeeping world were emceed by Canadian Accountant at Get Connected Calgary presented by Intuit Canada

Video: Canadian accountants can mitigate climate change, says Mark Carney

Bank of England Governor praises Canadian CPAs for supporting the global move to climate-related financial disclosure

W.L. Dueck joins Andersen Global, rebrands as Andersen Tax

Prominent tax services brand the latest Canadian firm to join global players

Deloitte Canada hires Craig Alexander as chief economist

Appointment of former TD Bank chief economist signals larger role in public policy

Deloitte millennial survey a wake-up call to business leaders

Young business professionals distrustful of business motives, anxious about Industry 4.0

Americas tax conference opens in Ottawa, will fight tax cheating says CRA

The 52nd General Assembly of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations opened today in Ottawa

ACCA and CFA Institute sign memorandum of understanding

Accounting and finance professional association to work together on common areas of interest

Crowe Soberman to promote new, Crowe global rebranding, says Cukier

U.S.-based global network Crowe drops Horwath from name as international network rebrands as Crowe Global

Tenets of Good Corporate Governance examined in new ACCA report

New report in tenets series helps businesses consider corporate governance in relation to long-term future

Tax season is (finally!) over. How are Canadian accountants celebrating?

April 30th marked the end of another tax season of hard work and long hours for practitioners. Now it’s time to celebrate!

Brian Hunt: The Canadian Accountant Interview

The longtime leader of audit regulation in Canada discusses the tremendous changes in the audit profession

New roles for auditors, assurance in Blockchain ecosystem says CPA profession joint white paper

CPA Blockchain white paper refutes claims of redundancies in accounting

Why accounting engagement templates make dollars and sense for Canadian accountants

Efficiency, cost control driving popularity of third-party, integrated Caseware packages in public practice

Canadian economic confidence among accountants at record level

A new, global survey by the ACCA and IMA finds surprising optimism among Canadian accountants

New Deloitte Canada report stresses stakeholder role in financial reporting quality

A new report from the Deloitte Institute for Audit Innovation and Quality reinforces the need for all parties to contribute to quality financial reporting

Brian Hunt, a material retirement

Directors who serve on their board’s audit committee have significantly greater responsibility today than they did 15 years ago. Retiring CPAB CEO Brian Hunt, FCPA, FCA, played a key role in that shift.

CPAs concerned about U.S. protectionism, Canadian competitiveness

Despite a robust economy, Canadian accountants worried about economic outlook, says CPA Canada Q1 2018 Business Monitor

MNP continues Eastern Canada expansion with Cornwall accounting merger

64-year-old CKDM LLP of Cornwall to be rebranded as MNP firm in June

PwC Canada names Nicolas Marcoux new chief executive officer

Montreal-based mergers and acquisitions veteran to replace Bill McFarland, July 1

Major audit issues down but accounting regulator wants more consistency

Consistency of execution needed across full audit cycle, says CPAB’s new CEO, Carol Paradine

Is CPA Australia making another mistake by not hiring a CPA as CEO?

Governance expert Richard Leblanc on whether CPA Australia's move holds lessons for Canada

CRA Tax Fraud Blotter: Paradigm Tax Deniers, GST/HST Direct Deposits

Recent news from the Canada Revenue Agency on tax fraud and evasion convictions