By Luminari
Features

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…
Features

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…
Features

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…
Opinion

7 Questions I Should Have Practiced Before Interviewing

When I decided it was time to make my next career move, I realized the easy part was behind me. The market for CPAs at the time was one that…
Opinion

Life After The CPA Letters Isn’t Set In Stone

To most aspiring and recent CPAs this is an overwhelming question. And why is that? Through our toddler stages in university and our 30 month experience in a firm /…
Opinion

I Love Applying To Jobs On LinkedIn… Said No One Ever.

My most recent job search taught me two important things: Creativity in your approach is key to success. Demonstrate your personal brand in a way that clearly makes you stand…
Features

Dennis Bennie On Being An Entrepreneur

The Luminari founders sat down with renowned entrepreneur Dennis Bennie, who moved to Toronto from South Africa in the late 1970s. Bennie’s past roles have included co-founder of software and…
Features

5 Canadian Fintech Companies To Watch This Month

AI and Big Data are in the headlines these days; financial technology companies are set to transform the banking industry landscape with their innovation and disruptive technologies. Despite Silicon Valley…
Features

Why Startups Should Hire CPAs

If your startup is like any other, then you can’t hire someone to just do one job. It’s all hands on deck, and everyone needs to serve several purposes. Many…