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Looking to the Future with Carol Wilding, CEO of CPA Ontario

Luminari had the pleasure to sit down with Carol Wilding, CEO of CPA Ontario for our latest Luminari Speaker Series.  Carol got candid with her background and what she has…
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10 Hilarious Busy Season Moments CPAs Know All Too Well

It's day 1 of Busy Season! Congrats! Last year may be just far enough in the past that it doesn't feel as daunting - even, dare I say, doable? Well…
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What We Learned From Jean Desgagné, CEO of TMX Global Solutions

Jean Desgagné is the President and CEO, TMX Global Solutions, Insights and Analytics Strategies, and a member of the board of directors of CDS, CDCC, TSX Trust and Agriclear. He…
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9 Random Accounting Memes To Get You Through The Day

That accounting bliss: "Does anyone want my business card?!" When you go to a CPA networking event alone from Accounting Outsmarting the system facts only #accountingmemes A post shared by…
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This CPA is Using Blockchain to Change Sports Betting Forever

Luminari sat down with Darius Eghdami, a former big 4 CPA from KPMG. We spoke to him about how he’s changing sports betting using blockchain as CEO of his startup, FansUnite,…
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5 CPAs Working Their Dream Startup Jobs

1. Paul Besaw, Director of Finance at FinanceIt On how a startup life is different than anything else… “With the type of environment we have here, you’re encouraged to come…
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How A CPA Saved A Toronto West-End Jazz Bar

Hugh’s Room was a haven and a home for Toronto’s folk scene—a relaxed 270-person venue with a stage that’s welcomed too many first-rate acoustic songwriters and musicians to name. In…
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Counting Isn’t Accounting

CPAs are known as the proverbial bean counters, the people who are counted on to balance the accounts and report on performance. That reputation is entirely accurate, but it’s not…
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The Plight Of The Auditor

Its no secret that auditors are generally not perceived positively. As a former auditor, I remember how difficult it was to know that you are dreaded before you even walk…
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5 Reasons Your Resume Annoys The Person Reviewing It

Since starting Luminari I’ve reviewed countless resumes and noticed some common big mistakes that are made way too often.  Every role is different, and each hiring manager will be looking…