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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 […]


News

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 […]


Pay and benefits

 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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For SMEs, it’s Easy to Pay Taxes in Canada!

For SMEs, it’s easy to pay taxes in Canada! This is what the PwC firm and the World Bank Group state, in the twelfth edition of the Paying Taxes study, conducted in 190 countries. Fulfilling your tax obligations is undoubtedly one of the set of universal constants. It doesn’t matter where or when, there’s no […]


Company life

Ending the Clichés about the Accounting Profession

Turtleneck accountants haven’t had their last word. They might work in the shadow of clichés, but if we are to believe the main stakeholders, they are the players of the utmost importance within organizations, regardless of the size or the sector of activity. The brown stockings, the fact of being boring… “Several clichés persist,” Antonello […]


Career management

The Different Types of Business for an Accountant

Firm, independent, SME or large company – which is the best choice? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of business for an accountant? According to statistics from the Ordre des CPA du Québec, in 2016 a majority of students (65%) chose to do their internship in an accounting firm rather than in […]


Jobs search

7 Awesome Job Search Resolutions for 2018

Whether you have been seeking a new job for several months or whether changing company is part of your good resolutions for 2018, you will have to take some initiatives to find an offer that suits you and convinces employers. Here are 7 awesome job search resolutions for 2018. 1. I will review my CV Whether […]


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Should Graduates Prefer SMEs or Large Companies?

For many graduates, wondering about what type of organization they would like to work in still seems to be a minor issue. Yet the daily working life in a SME generally is completely unrelated to that in a multinational. How are you to choose the type of organization that suits you best? Each type of […]


Company life

The Virtual Accountant: Is this the Future?

The virtual accountant: Is this the future? Thanks to technology, it is practically no longer necessary to visit your accountant. More and more companies are becoming exclusively virtual. This is the case for Live CA LLP, the first 100% virtual accounting firm in Canada. Even meetings with clients are done by web cam! In Quebec, […]


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