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CIBC and Luminari Present: The Future of Public Accounting White Paper

We brought together 35 of Canada’s top accounting firm-partners to provide them with a first look at CIBC SmartBanking for Business and host a discussion around future-proofing their practice, technology…
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Two Years Ago Jim Balsillie Rejected Me; Here’s the Story of How it Turned into a Collaboration

Two years ago I wrote about how I met Jim Balsillie for 30 Seconds, he rejected me, and I thought he was great. I had received the ‘slow no’ rejection…
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CPA Ontario’s Whitepaper on AI

“AI doesn’t replace jobs, it replaces routine tasks.” The prominence of process automation and job outsourcing has certainly made job security in front of the minds of many professionals including…
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Not the CPD We Need, The CPD We Deserve

By: Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA Over the past 12 months we’ve spoken to over one thousand CPAs about Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and what we heard is extremely disheartening. The…
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Building the City of the Future with Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole Leblanc, a CPA by trade, is the Director of Investment & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. She uses her accounting background to decide which companies should join their investment portfolio…
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The Growth of Shopify: From Series A to IPO in Five Short Years

Russ Jones, the former CFO at Shopify, spoke with us at a fireside chat about his evolving role within the company, leading them through multiple funding rounds all the way…
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From Public Accounting to Working at Luminari

Read below to learn more about Jesse's CPA journey and what inspired him to join the Luminari team in his own words. A CPA – there is a lot more…
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Start-Up Tips: 4 Essential Things to Know When Looking for an Office Space

CPAs are usually wearers of many hats when working at a start-up, and finding the next office space often ends up being one of the more perplexing tasks. We sat…
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#FinInTech: How John Grant Went From Insolvency Associate to Director of Engineering at Wealthsimple

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world.  CPAs are undoubtedly well-equipped for accounting and finance roles, but don’t be intimidated if your passion lies elsewhere. We…
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What do Champions-League Soccer, Cloud Accounting, Bread Prices in Australia, Startups and Reality TV have in Common?…Will Buckley

Will Buckley, the Director of Xero Canada, is not your average accountant. His CV reads like someone in their 60s and he’s still got 30 years before that milestone. I…