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Training

The Characteristics of a Good Financial Analyst

Financial analysts play a strategic role in an organization. He or she collects relevant information to analyze and then recommend actions to senior management. To carry out this mission, a good financial analyst has to possess and develop a variety of qualities and skills. Training and certification First of all, they hold a Bachelor’s degree […]


Training

Technology Skills – More Than Just an Asset

These days, having technology skills is a major asset in many fields and can play a big role when it comes time to get a new job. Indeed, a recent survey conducted by the Robert Half Finance and Accounting firm revealed that in Canada, in the financial sector, technology skills are those most in demand… […]


Jobs search

Looking for a job in accounting? Prospects are looking good…

A recent global survey by staffing firm Robert Half shows that accounting graduates are in high demand by Canadian companies. Highlights. New university graduates have something to celebrate – job prospects are promising in many sectors, including accounting. In fact, more than three-quarters (76%) of managers surveyed said they were actively looking for the best […]


Career management

How to Work as a CPA in the United States

While numbers and their calculations know no borders, the right to work as a CPA outside the country brings its own set of requirements. Here are the steps to export your CPA career (including your title) to Uncle Sam’s country. Since the beginning of 2018 it has been possible to work within our neighbour to […]


Interview

Accounting: The Benefits of Jobs in Outlying Areas

What are the benefits for an accountant seeking a job outside the major centres? We asked Elizabeth Mercier, CPA, a tax expert at Leblanc, Bourque, Arsenault Inc. (LBA), in Maria, a small town of some 2,500 inhabitants in Baie-des-Chaleurs. Originally from Gaspésie, she worked for eight years in Quebec City, then returned to her home […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


News

Financial Scams to Watch Out for…

Company accountants can be the target of many electronic scams that can be very costly… According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), reported losses amounted to more than $17 million in 2018. Here is a roundup of the most popular schemes and tips to avoid falling into the trap. The false executive You receive an […]


Company life

What Stresses Accountants?

Meeting deadlines, increased demands from clients and the firm, internal and hierarchical tensions… According to a recent study, there are many causes of stress in the accounting world. According to a study by the British Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA), published in May 2019, 37% of accountants feel that their work is their main source […]


Jobs search

Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


Training

Managers, Are You Ready to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?

With the digital transformation that is changing organizations at lightning speed, it is more important than ever to get off the couch and embrace the future. Using every means to constantly combat your digital illiteracy is the key to success. Can digital technology be a source of enthusiasm at work? Yes and no. The human […]


News

A Brief Portrait of the Canadian Accountant

According to the annual 2019 Accounting and Bookkeeping Operations and Technology Survey, who are the accounting professionals in Canada, and what are they doing in 2019? Warning: it’s a lot different than the clichés! First of all, we are talking about THE accountant four times out of ten. And if we only consider bookkeeping, this […]


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