Ethics

Practice

Canadian audit watchdog CPAB bans American accounting firm BF Borgers

The Canadian Public Accountability Board closed 2023 as it had begun — with an enforcement action against an American public accounting firm
Profession

What went wrong at PwC Canada: Accounting firm agrees to pay $1.45-million to settle exam cheating scandal

CPA Ontario’s 15-page settlement agreement provides the most insight yet into widespread answer-sharing on PwC’s mandatory internal training tests
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 23.11.19: Carbon tax carveout, CEBA sympathy and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

CPA Ontario scores two rare regulatory wins against large accounting firms

Million-dollar settlements with Deloitte Canada and Marcum LLP over professional conduct breaches make headlines during uneasy times
Ethics

Accounting for the Greenbelt giveaway: Auditor General report proves Doug Ford gave Ontarians no value for their money

Ford has disparaged Bonnie Lysyk, FCPA, FCA, whose decade-long tenure has come full circle with a special report on a deal that favoured developers
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 23.07.30: Profiles in pilfering, plus internal ethics and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

Ernst and Young Canada to pay $1.5 million in class action lawsuit over Just Energy audits

The Big Four accounting firm will also provide information relevant to the ongoing litigation against executives censured by the PCAOB
Thought Leaders

Why is it so difficult to handle whistleblower reports?

Accounting and ethics professors explain the agency theory behind effective whistleblower systems to avoid cases like LuxLeaks at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Practice

Accountants negligent in review engagement of Ponzi scheme

Marco Baldasaro and Graham McLennan of McLennan Ross LLP on an Alberta court decision involving a disclaimer clause in an accounting firm's Review Engagement Report
Practice

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
Practice

SR&ED: The CRA cannot use its civil tax audit power to gather information for a criminal investigation

David J Rotfleisch explains why the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the CRA in a Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits case
Profession

Canadian accountants cannot resign membership to avoid discipline hearings

Alberta court denies accounting professional’s attempt to stay proceedings