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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…
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Work With a Start-Up During Your Free Time (3 Easy Steps)

If you're interested in the start-up space—whether you're thinking of a career change or just want a taste of what it's like—we have just the thing for you. We've teamed…
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#FinInTech Venture Learning Modules Explained

  The launch of Luminari’s #FinInTech initiative has been met with a lot of excitement, but also a ton of questions about how our learning modules work. We hope this…
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Startup: Business by Different Rules

Before I got involved with a startup I figured the basics were pretty much the same as what I knew; I’d been to business school and worked in big companies…
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Shea Balish, Founder of Curv, and The #FinInTech Startup Placement Program

Luminari sat down with Shea Balish, CEO and Founder of Curv.ai who participated in our #FinInTech Placement Program. Curv was matched with an amazing CPA, Dave Hill, in December 2017,…
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#FinInTech: My Strange Path to Startup–The Pilot of Luminari’s Startup Placement Program

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world. My Strange Path Shortly after I finished my CPA experience and got my designation, I decided to make a…