For Practitioners

Important updates for members in Public Practice

4 ways to grow your business

From increasing market share to diversifying your offerings, here are different routes to take when expanding your company.

Capital gains motion provides guidance, but does not alleviate some concerns

With just weeks before the upcoming capital gains change, Ottawa offers a look at what’s to come. Here’s a quick rundown of important highlights for CPAs.

6 mistakes to avoid when recruiting employees

To help you avoid that kind of trouble, BDC Business Advisor Michelle Feder, an HR expert, identified the six mistakes to avoid when recruiting employees.

Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: "The invisible crime of the 21st century"

FCNB's new e-learning module, Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: The invisible crime of the 21st century, is a FREE 60-minute online, self-paced course, intended to arm you with the tools and resources needed to help protect those you work with.

Survey: AASB Consultation Paper – 2026-2029 Strategic Plan

The AASB is seeking your input to shape its 2026-2029 Strategic Plan. Respond to our survey and help us set the future direction of our work.

Canada’s Decision to Not Adopt the International Standard for Audits of Less Complex Entities

In September 2023, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) approved a new stand-alone standard for audits of less complex entities: the International Standard on Auditing (ISA) for Audits of Financial Statements of LCE.

How cutting-edge software helps CPAs deliver exceptional client experiences

Sage for Accountants integrates payroll, tax and advisory services all in one convenient place.

Hire and Retain the Best Employees: A guide for entrepreneurs

Get key insights into how to develop and enhance your HR policies and processes to recruit top talent and retain skilled employees for your business.

Internal communications: How to do it effectively

From hallway conversations to the president’s year-end speech, internal communications help keep everyone on board and informed.

5 reasons your business needs a good website

Your site will often be the first place prospective customers learn about your company and it can help you weather the inevitable ups and downs of business.

Burnout prevention tips for entrepreneurs

If left unaddressed, burnout can erode the passion that inspired you to start your business in the first place.

How CPAs can build a powerful social media presence

Three CPAs share their tried and tested tips for accountants looking to boost their company’s marketing, build their brand or offer financial advice.

How to tackle the tax implications of cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency doesn’t fit neatly into CRA’s rules. But the question remains whether the government should change the Income Tax Act to accommodate it or continue to place the reporting burden on crypto-asset service providers.

Audit client briefing: CAS 600, What Group Management Needs to Know

This brief helps group auditors interact and communicate effectively with those involved in audits of group financial statements, including group management, those charged with governance of the group, component auditors and, where applicable, com...

Auditor reporting guide: Reporting implications of Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)

Take advantage of our reporting guide, which aims to promote consistency in the form and content of practitioners' reports by providing guidance with respect to commonly occurring reporting circumstances.

Proposed Amendments to Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 240

The IAASB has now issued an Exposure Draft of International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 240 (Revised), The Auditor's Responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements, and the related conforming and consequential amendments.

New trust reporting rules may impact unsuspecting Canadians

The broad-based requirements as part of new beneficial ownership reporting stipulations adds a new layer of complexity for tax filers

What’s new for the 2024 tax season

With tax season around the corner, here are some important new measures to keep in mind when preparing tax filings for 2023 and later years.

Alert: Auditor reporting and communication with those charged with governance

Learn about changes to your responsibilities related to your statement in the auditor’s report and communication with those charged with governance regarding independence.

Understanding financial professionals' perceptions of their clients' financial behaviors

This article describes financial professionals’ perceptions of their clients’ financial behaviors and the explanatory factors underlying these behaviors.

Quality management guidance resources

New quality management standards, both at the firm and engagement levels, could impact all practitioners. Our free guidance materials will help you implement these changes and advise your teams on the desired outcomes.

An English-French accounting dictionary: Dictionnaire de la comptabilité et de la gestion financière

Your practical resource when seeking the right word. This online edition of the Dictionnaire provides a comprehensive, searchable collection of English and French accounting terms, with definitions in French. Version 3.2 update now available.

Understanding Whistleblower Protection: International laws, practices and trends

Learn how more jurisdictions are recognizing the importance of dedicated whistleblower protection law.

FAQs: CAS 315 and the Auditor’s Responsibilities for General Information Technology Controls

Learn about General Information Technology Controls (GITCs) as part of the revised Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 315, which includes new and updated material about the auditor’s responsibilities and understanding of IT.

In case you missed it: Recent fall 2023 tax developments

CPA Canada has rounded up some key tax developments from fall 2023 that tax practitioners should consider as we enter the new year.

The future of cons and frauds

Here are some of the schemes we can expect in 2024.

CPA Ontario's Sustainability Simplified Hub

CPA Ontario's Sustainability Simplified Hub simplifies the complex world of sustainability in business for CPAs and business leaders.

Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP Tax Letter (December 2023)

Every month, Allen, Paquet & Arsenea LLP adds a tax letter to their website to help with a variety of tax-related questions.

IFRS Knowledge Hub

Preparers' guide to the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

New trust reporting requirements for T3 returns filed for tax years ending after December 30, 2023

The rules governing which trusts must file an annual T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return ("T3 Return") have been changed for trusts with a taxation year ending after December 30, 2023.