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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Victoria Day

When I ask someone, "what do you know about Victoria Day", the most common answer I get is: "It's Queen Victoria's birthday." Over 200,000 Canadian CPAs (and 36 million Canadians)…
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#FinInTech: Meet Lucas Perlman—From Audit to Tanzania to MaRS

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world, and is sponsored by Xero, CPA Ontario, and ConnectCPA. How do you go from being an accountant one day, to…
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Top 5 Insights for Making Smarter Decisions About Your Benefits Plan

Adam Singer, CPA, CA, and Elan Steinberg, CPA, CA, are the founders of Singer Steinberg. Previously, they completed their designations at PwC and KPMG then spent some time in industry,…
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#FinInTech: Why Consistency is the Key to Culture

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world, and is sponsored by Xero, CPA Ontario, and ConnectCPA. Cory Michalyshyn, former Manager at Deloitte, is now the CFO/COO of…
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#FinInTech: Will Hillock, Product Manager, Tax at Wealthsimple

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world, and is sponsored by Xero and ConnectCPA. Will Hillock is an expert on tax, and has worked in some…
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Mac Killoran, Tax Partner at Fruitman Kates, on his Career, the Industry, and Recent Government Changes

Mac Killoran has over a decade of experience in public accounting and tax. He now heads Fruitman Kates’ tax group, which covers everything from corporate tax compliance to CRA disputes.…
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I’m not an Accountant, I’m a CPA

Over the past two years, I estimate that I’ve spoken with at least 1,000 CPAs and a funny thing keeps popping up. Over and over again, I’ve heard different variations…
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Fahad Tariq, Founder of Shift, is Converting Cow Waste to Energy

Fahad, former Manager at EY and currently working at BMO Capital Markets, started Shift as a side project and continues to grow it while keeping his full-time job. He discovered…
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Advice for Becoming a CFO—by Vito Rezza, CFO of IPG Mediabrands Canada

Getting Ahead of the Curve It was being a more social person, which really helped me land a job offer from Arthur Andersen right out of university, amidst a recession…
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4 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Interviews (Even Though You’ve Already Tried EVERYTHING)

It happens to the best of us, you apply for a job you know you’re qualified for but you never hear back. In moments like these, it’s impossible to keep…