Colin Ellis

Editor-in-Chief

Recent Blog Posts By Colin Ellis

The Samaroo Case: CRA slapped for malicious prosecution by BC Supreme Court

It's not unusual for immigrants to avoid banks, even stashing $100 bills. The onus was on the CRA to prove its case. It failed.

2018 CFO of the Year Award nominees announced

Intriguing changes increase anticipation of the annual financial leadership awards

Canadian accountant Kevin Dancey to steer global standard-setter IFAC

Former CPA Canada head appointed, as international financial, securities bodies challenge global audit standards oversight

Audit Analytics Auditor Changes in Canada: 2017 Report Now Available

Full report on 2017 auditor changes now available

CRA claims service improvements as tax season begins Monday

Vast majority of Canadians now filing online as CRA improves online service. Check with provincial associations for opportunities to volunteer in preparing tax returns for low income, senior Canadians

PwC Canada leads Big Four in large cap, net client gains in 2017

Audit Analytics provides exclusive first look at numbers to Canadian Accountant. Vancouver-based DMCL leads Canadian SME auditors with 23 net new clients

Are the Canada Revenue Agency tax evasion raids a public relations exercise?

Highly public raids called extraordinary, very rare by tax experts

Canada Revenue Agency raids three companies in connection to Panama Papers

Early morning raids conducted in connection to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, two years after data leak

Surprise! Canada Revenue Agency set to release tax gap data this month

Trudeau surprise announcement met with cautious optimism, concern by Canadian tax experts

CPA Accounting Standards Update

Livestreaming for CPD, effective dates, CAS for SMEs, and support for standardized non-GAAP

Why ambitious corporate accountants should extend their role beyond finance

The role of the CFO is changing. Now is the time to forge your externally facing role

MNP, BDO, Grant Thornton announce accounting firm mergers

Update: 2018 M&A activity off to a big start as consolidation continues in public practice

How to follow Canadian Accountant on social media

Canadian Accountant has three social media channels. We use them for different purposes. Join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Changing of the guard at the Canadian Public Accountability Board

CPAB has announced the appointment of CEO Carol Paradine to succeed Brian Hunt

10 fearless predictions for Canadian accounting in 2018

Demographics, technology and politics are driving transformational change in Canadian accounting

Wolrige Mahon LLP expands to Ontario, launches Toronto office

Vancouver firm expands with two former Collins Barrow Toronto partners

CPA Canada Announces New Reciprocal Membership Agreements

RMAs a commitment to reducing international barriers for CPAs looking to work internationally

As Canadian economy surges, business optimism mixed, says accounting bodies

New surveys from ACCA Global and CPA Canada point to tax, trade and debt concerns

These 3 US tax breaks could start a Canadian exodus

Divergent tax trends concerning to Canadian accountants with cross-border clients

Canada's MNP LLP growing again through merger with London-based accounting firm

Merger continues major changes in Canadian accounting public practice

The Top 10 Canadian Accountant opinions & editorials of 2017

The most popular opinions and editorials on Canadian Accountant from the past year

The Top 10 Canadian Accountant stories of 2017

These were the accounting stories that grabbed your attention in the past year

Deloitte liable for Livent audit in pivotal Supreme Court decision

UPDATED: Supreme Court decision sets legal framework for establishing audit liability, virtual guarantor

Canadian angle to record revenues reported by KPMG International

Accounting firm now headed by Canadian Bill Thomas, praised for diversity promotion

CRA tightens voluntary disclosures, targets offshore tax avoidance

The Canada Revenue Agency is starting a new, limited Voluntary Disclosures Program