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From Public Accounting to Working at Luminari

Read below to learn more about Jesse's CPA journey and what inspired him to join the Luminari team in his own words. A CPA – there is a lot more…

Announcing the Launch of FEI Young Luminaries.

Our mission at Luminari is to make CPAs' lives easier and their careers progress faster. In that effort, we’re excited to launch our newest initiative, FEI Young Luminaries. It’s an…

There is Only One Canadian Referee at the World Cup…and He is an Accountant from St. Catharines, Ontario.

Joe Fletcher, CPA, CA, might be sprinting down a soccer field in Russia right now. Though most of the time, Joe is a partner at Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP…

#FinInTech: How John Grant Went From Insolvency Associate to Director of Engineering at Wealthsimple

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world.  CPAs are undoubtedly well-equipped for accounting and finance roles, but don’t be intimidated if your passion lies elsewhere. We…
Luminari Salary Guide

What Factors Affect a CPA’s Salary?

We recently looked at several salary guides that are out in the market, and found many glaring issues. For example, some of them are strictly for “accountants” and overlooks all…

#FinInTech: The Power of Being a Jack of All Trades

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the startup world, and is proudly sponsored by Xero, CPA Ontario, and ConnectCPA. Jonas Beallor, CPA, CMA is currently the COO of Fanxchange,…

#FinInTech: Our Conversation with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world.  Our most recent #FinInTech Speaker Series event featured the Honourable Navdeep Bains, CPA, CMA, who is currently Canada's Minister…

If You Thought Millennial Talent Was Hard to Retain, Wait Until You Hear About Generation Z

The numbers are in, and 43% of millennial expect to leave their organization within 2 years. If you think that number is high—it's 61% for Gen Z. Based on a…

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)…

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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