Management

Profession

EY Canada names Alycia Calvert first female CEO of a Canadian Big Four accounting firm

Current CEO Jad Shimaly transitions to EY global managing partner – client service as part of four-person global team supporting new EY Global boss Janet Truncale
Thought Leaders

Why do some organizations’ boards fail? The answer might lie in how directors perceive their expertise and responsibilities

Board directors develop their own oversight style and interpretations of responsibilities says accounting Professor Oriane Couchoux, PhD, CPA
Career

Seven reasons why you should attend Accountex Canada 2023 this week

There’s still time to attend one of the premier accounting conferences of the year, taking place this Wednesday and Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Profession

CPA Standoff: Why haven’t the other provinces joined the accounting rift?

Critics believe the rift represents a threat to a national unity in the Canadian accounting profession and the merger of three designations into the CPA brand
Profession

CPA Standoff: Accountants question the motives behind national accounting rift

The lack of consultation with the wider membership on its split from CPA Canada has led to accusations that the dispute is a power grab by CPA Ontario
Profession

CPA Standoff: Unique regulatory status of CPA Quebec complicates accounting rift

Unlike the rest of Canada, the accounting profession in Quebec is not self-regulated, leading to legitimate issues between l'Ordre and CPA Canada
Profession

CPA Standoff: Financial transparency a key issue in national accounting rift

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada rejects provincial claims of poor financial transparency and says it is open to doing more
Profession

CPA Standoff: Ontario government sticks to sidelines in governance dispute

In the dispute between provincial and national accounting bodies, politicians say CPA Ontario's regulatory legislation is unaffected by key disagreements in the rift
Thought Leaders

The shift to working from home will be difficult to reverse

White collar workers, including managers and executives, prefer to work from home. Employers now face the challenge of accommodation and inequities
Profession

Ontario, Quebec accounting bodies announce planned split from CPA Canada

Why the Collaboration Accord, which outlines the roles and finances of the governing bodies, defines the challenges facing the accounting profession
Thought Leaders

To mandate or not to mandate? Why hybrid work should be favoured, not feared

Pamela Steer, president and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, on why CPA Canada has adopted a hybrid work environment
Practice

How would a CRA strike impact Canadian accountants and tax preparers?

We clear up some of the misconceptions around a strike vote by Union of Taxation Employees at the Canada Revenue Agency during tax season
Practice

Millions in SR&ED tax credits are being missed in overlooked industries by accountants

Real-world examples from Richard Hoy of claims that may surprise accountants looking for Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax credits
Thought Leaders

Black people bring unique perspectives to the accounting profession. Here’s how you can be an ally and why it’s important to do

Latisha Carter of Xero on bridging the opportunity gap for the Black community within accounting and other financial professions
Thought Leaders

Gender diversity on corporate boards can improve organizational performance

Female board members are more likely to challenge ideas and opinions in a way the men were not, say Canadian accounting professors
Partner Posts

Year-End Survival KITS: Conquering payroll year-end without falling apart

Navigate your small business clients' payroll year-end with as little stress and hassle as possible. Download Wagepoint's free Year-End Survival KITs!
Practice

Down to brass tax: R&D vs SR&ED

Richard Hoy of Catax Canada looks at some real-world examples of the difference between research and development and actual Scientific Research & Experimental Development claims
Profession

Brand value at risk in planned accounting split of Ernst & Young audit and consulting lines

In the final part of a three-part series, why there may be no alternative to the splitting of audit and consulting at any of the Big Four accounting firms
Profession

Assurance, consulting monetization driving EY audit split, say accounting experts

In part two of a three-part series, experts see the potential for EY to monetize ESG, AI, and crypto while maintaining audit independence
Profession

Are global accounting regulators driving the audit and consulting split at EY?

In part one of a three-part series, Canadian observers explain why audit independence is a regulatory factor behind the Ernst & Young split
Thought Leaders

Pension priorities in insolvency: Will Bill C-228 finally make them a reality?

Despite legitimate concerns from the insolvency community, a private member's bill has quietly gained traction says David Bish of Torys LLP
Partner Posts

Why accounting and finance professionals are choosing Float corporate cards

Float cards and Float spend management software simplify business spending
Practice

Expert witness perils in SR&ED appeals

Stevan Novoselac of Gowling WLG on practical considerations for resolving SR&ED appeals, in light of a recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal
Technology

How to combat the unethical and costly use of deepfakes

Forensic accountants and fraud examiners continue to see a rise in deepfake fraud
Practice

Zvilna v. The Queen: Director's liability for unpaid taxes, a note of caution to directors

Tax lawyer and accountant David J. Rotfleisch on the successful appeal of a director’s liability assessment before the Tax Court of Canada