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Features

I Met Jim Balsillie For 30 Seconds, He Rejected Me, And I Think He’s Great

I had the pleasure of attending the Deloitte Fast50 event, and the keynote speakers were Jim Balsillie (Founder of RIM/Blackberry) and John Ruffolo (CEO of Omers Ventures). After their talk,…
Opinion

Food For Thought: Data Analytics For Accountants

I’ve always had a keen interest in data. To me, the free flow of data into perfectly normalized tables, with complete integrity between disparate systems, is a thing of beauty…
News

Trudeau to put trade high on agenda in visit to China next week

Trade will be high on the agenda when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits China next week in a bid to boost business ties with the world’s second-largest economy. Read…
Features

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…
Opinion

Turnover and The Importance of Motivation

Turnover is a constant challenge, especially in an environment where expectations do not change if your team is short people. Excessive turnover leads to disruptions that negatively affect client servicing…
News

France Ran Out of Money Last Tuesday, And Within Days, So Will The Rest of Europe (Financial Post)

Analysis: European countries are being forced to borrow well before the year ends — and sooner or later, that debt will catch up with them.... Read more here
News

Oil prices on the rise after OPEC points to 2018 supply deficit as market tightens (Financial Post)

OPEC raised its forecast on Monday for demand for its oil in 2018 and said its deal with other producers to cut output was reducing excess oil in storage, potentially…
Opinion

Why A Big 4 Career Isn’t Right For You And That’s Okay

You’ve heard it before from your Professors, recruiters, coworkers, friends, and if you’re like me, probably your mother... “It’s a great name to have on your resume!” “You’ll learn so…
Features

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…
News

Shoppers Optimum And PC Plus Programs Will Be Merged In February 2018 (Huffpost)

Customers at Shoppers Drug Mart or any of Loblaw Companies Ltd.'s grocery stores will soon use a new, unified loyalty program that replaces Optimum and PC Plus points. Loblaw (TSX:L)…