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What Should an Accountant Earn?

The multidisciplinary background for accountants, which includes skills in accounting, financial knowledge and legal expertise, lets them seek jobs with salaries that vary according to several factors. Let’s take a look at them. The level of experience and certification To begin in accounting, it is not necessary to have the title of Chartered Professional Accountant […]


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What “Makes the Day” for an Accountant

Paying bills, filling out tax returns, analyzing budgets… These are some of the tasks an accountant has to do one day or another, or even every day. At first glance, nothing very exciting. What if the opposite were true? We asked Lyne Breton, Chartered Accountant and owner of Breton Accounting Services Inc., to tell us […]


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Being an Accountant in the Cryptocurrency Age

Cryptocurrencies, which have existed for a long time but have been in vogue for the last ten years, undoubtedly change several spheres of work, including that of the accounting community. The growing interest in cryptocurrencies since 2009 lies in the fact that they are peer-to-peer transactions that do not pass through large banking institutions and […]


Career management

Accountant in a SME – Distinctive Features

In an SME, the accountant often has to be a jack-of-all-trades and frequently proves to be a key resource for the survival of the company. Portrait of a position that requires both flexibility and meticulousness.  The size of company compelling it, accountants in an SME will most often have to add other strings to their […]


Career management

Spotlight on the Profession of Tax Audit Technician

A formidable accountant and an outstanding communicator, the tax audit technician must also know the law and continually adapt to handle a variety of cases. Close-up. “It’s a tailor-made profession for people who have a mathematical mind and a thirst for challenges and continually learning new things,” Louise Morissette, director of Business Intelligence for Revenue […]


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The Characteristics of an Accounting Résumé

Whether you are applying to a large firm, and accounting department or a small business, there are specific rules to be respected in this sector when it comes to writing a résumé. Focus on the “mixed” résumé Although a functional résumé allows work experiences to be explained in detail, it is less useful to help […]


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Tax evasion – a matter of culture?

The issue of tax evasion is a delicate matter, and even more delicate if we try to establish a correlation between this phenomenon and the culture of a country… Is it possible to establish a correlation between the presence and significance of tax evasion, and the dimensions of a particular culture? Are certain cultures, and […]


Career management

Can Quebecer Accountants have an International Career?

Accounting rules differ from one country to another, but thanks to some reciprocity agreements and recognition arrangements with foreign organizations, CPAs can emigrate without restarting their careers from scratch. Tax laws are very different in France, in Mississippi or in South Africa, but the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec has nonetheless concluded agreements with […]


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How Blockchains Will Change the Accounting Professions

According to CPA Canada, blockchains represent the biggest technological revolution that has taken place in the accounting profession since computerization of bookkeeping… We discuss the issue with Jean-François Audet, associate accountant and vice-president of the Groupe Fuller Landau. The principle is simple. A blockchain is a digital register where “blocks” of information are recorded one […]


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Accountant with No Experience – the Art of Landing a Job

There are good job prospects in accounting, but long experience is often required. How can you court an employer if you are an accountant without experience? Emphasize your determination and, especially, your desire to be loyal to the company. Why is it so difficult to get a first job as an accountant? “Because it takes […]


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10 Tips to Make a Good First Impression

The first impression left with a potential employer can be decisive. Here are 10 tips to to avoid harming your entrance onto the stage, beyond the well-known “firm, but not too firm” handshake. The first impression is crucial Why is it important to make a good first impression? Because it lasts a long time and […]


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 The 5 Best Paid Positions in Accounting and Finance

Employers are multiplying initiatives to hire – and retain – the best professionals in accounting and finance. Among their assets they are playing a key card – salary! According to the 2018 Salary Guide from Robert Half, here are the 5 best paid positions in accounting and finance. You can find a detailed graphic with salaries […]


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