The accounting profession welcomes the tabling of the bill creating the Ordre des CPA du Québec

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Financial Accounting, International Accounting, Managerial Accounting.

Montreal, March 28, 2012 – Today, Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the application of professional legislation, tabled Bill 61, Chartered Professional Accountants Act, that will constitute the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec. The CA Order, the CGA Order and the CMA Order welcomed the news. Another milestone in… Read more »

Procurement Fraud, Are You Prepared?

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Accounting Principles, Canadian Economy, Fraud Accounting.

As accountants and financial directors we need to be aware that:Pressures and incentives, opportunity, and rationalization  is a common human element which management must be aware of. Abuse within the procurement cycle (Purchasing Dept.) is common and can be damaging, from the magnitude of potential monetary losses to the reputational damage that can come from a… Read more »

Women’s Leadership

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  Women’s Leadership Council “I don’t think it’s too late for my generation to become leaders in the profession and in business, and I hope my daughter’s generation will simply take it for granted! Financial Consulting Chair, WLC Committee   , Robin Taub  Progres Made!         Although some progress has been made in the last 20 years,… Read more »

How do Accountants Add Value to a Small Medium Enterprise

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Corporate Restructuring, Financial Accounting, Taxation & Planning.

To Some! CAs are dull and colourless, but to SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises), they are trusted advisers, valuable sources of information and providers of many services  Not True! Bland, boring and colourless are just a few of the common stereotypes that spring to mind when describing an accountant. But these are just urban myths. In… Read more »

Brilliant Futures Your Career: PWC perspective

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Brilliant Futures: During our College wide open house, most new College students are wondering, do we have a future:? Here is the PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) perspective. At PwC, the company will help you create your own brilliant future. You’ve worked hard at  College & University to give yourself that head start. We’ll build on your education and… Read more »

Quebec CA,CMA and CGA to merger! Update

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Recommend Going Forward  The CA, CMA and CGA Orders in Quebec recently announced that their respective boards of directors have recommended moving forward with a merger of their organizations. With this favourable recommendation to the Office des professions, the provincial government is expected to introduce legislation in early 2012 that would establish a new professional… Read more »

The Need for Tax Simplification – A Challenge and an Opportunity

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Foreword: According to Benjamin Franklin, taxation was an absolute certainty in this world. Taxation continues to be an inescapable fact of life in our modern global world. For CGA-Canada and our members – business and accounting leaders across the country – taxation has always been a key area of interest and concern. On an international… Read more »

You are in demand !!!!

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Canadian Economy.

  One in three employers around the world is having a hard time finding qualified talent —  including accounting and finance staff — according to a survey by US-based global staffing service ManpowerGroup. Of the employers polled, 90% say available job candidates do not have the necessary skills and experience, have insufficient qualifications or lack… Read more »

Unification of the profession : retention of rights, regulations and public accountancy

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Why are we considering the creation of a new designation? We are witnessing an irreversible international trend in which forces are converging around three major bodies: the American Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA), made up of 11 of the leading accounting organizations in the world, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants… Read more »

Happiness is owning a small business!

Posted by & filed under Accounting Careers, Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Accounting.

Small business owners in Canada are a happy group, a new survey says. In fact, 62% of Canadian small business owners would describe themselves as “very happy” with only 1% saying they are “very unhappy.” These are just some of the findings from TD’s Small Business Happiness Index, which examined the attitudes and behaviour of… Read more »