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Sustainable Finance – a Way Forward

With the transition to a greener economy, a panel of experts believes there will be immense needs in “sustainable finance”. What’s it all about? Investing in building renovation for better energy efficiency, taking out a “green loan” to finance a project oriented towards sustainability or supporting innovation in green technologies: these are all practical ways […]


Career management

How to Become a Portfolio Manager

Are you in love with the stock exchange and have an uncommon sense of analysis? Do you want to become the next Warren Buffett? It can be done, provided you have completed a quite demanding career path and have the required qualities. The portfolio manager is a professional who develops investment strategies for financial institutions […]


Pay and benefits

What Should an Accountant Earn?

The multidisciplinary background for accountants, which includes skills in accounting, financial knowledge and legal expertise, lets them seek jobs with salaries that vary according to several factors. Let’s take a look at them. The level of experience and certification To begin in accounting, it is not necessary to have the title of Chartered Professional Accountant […]


Career management

Forensic Accountant – a Sought-After Expertise

Forensic accounting expertise is increasingly sought after these days. But what does a forensic accountant do, what needs does he meet and what are the future prospects of this profession? We talked to Vicky Poirier, president of the Quantum Juricomptable firm. “No company today wants to find themselves before a Charbonneau Commission No. 2,” Vicky […]


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What “Makes the Day” for an Accountant

Paying bills, filling out tax returns, analyzing budgets… These are some of the tasks an accountant has to do one day or another, or even every day. At first glance, nothing very exciting. What if the opposite were true? We asked Lyne Breton, Chartered Accountant and owner of Breton Accounting Services Inc., to tell us […]


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Being an Accountant in the Cryptocurrency Age

Cryptocurrencies, which have existed for a long time but have been in vogue for the last ten years, undoubtedly change several spheres of work, including that of the accounting community. The growing interest in cryptocurrencies since 2009 lies in the fact that they are peer-to-peer transactions that do not pass through large banking institutions and […]


Career management

Accountant in a SME – Distinctive Features

In an SME, the accountant often has to be a jack-of-all-trades and frequently proves to be a key resource for the survival of the company. Portrait of a position that requires both flexibility and meticulousness.  The size of company compelling it, accountants in an SME will most often have to add other strings to their […]


Career management

Spotlight on the Profession of Tax Audit Technician

A formidable accountant and an outstanding communicator, the tax audit technician must also know the law and continually adapt to handle a variety of cases. Close-up. “It’s a tailor-made profession for people who have a mathematical mind and a thirst for challenges and continually learning new things,” Louise Morissette, director of Business Intelligence for Revenue […]


Company life

Industries that Fuel Project Managers

A presentation of various industries where there is a strong demand for project managers. Information technologies According to the annual project management salary survey conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI), close to 50% of projects in Canada are projects related to IT. So it is normal for the industry to be greedy for project […]


Resume

The Characteristics of an Accounting Résumé

Whether you are applying to a large firm, and accounting department or a small business, there are specific rules to be respected in this sector when it comes to writing a résumé. Focus on the “mixed” résumé Although a functional résumé allows work experiences to be explained in detail, it is less useful to help […]


Career management

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Tax Specialist?

Tax planning, income tax returns, maximizing investment securities… A tax specialist has many assignments. What are the skills, training and talents needed to be a tax expert? It’s a fact – the skills of a tax specialist are sought after in all business sectors. According to the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec, […]


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Tax evasion – a matter of culture?

The issue of tax evasion is a delicate matter, and even more delicate if we try to establish a correlation between this phenomenon and the culture of a country… Is it possible to establish a correlation between the presence and significance of tax evasion, and the dimensions of a particular culture? Are certain cultures, and […]


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