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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 […]


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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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Why Promote Communities of Practice?

Teamwork is one thing, the community of practice is another. Within a given territory, or within a network of companies, it is worthwhile to create communities of practice. Why, and how do you go about it? Imagine math teachers, from different schools across the country, who want to develop new pedagogical practices together or share […]


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How to Assert Your Personality With a Recruiter

To stand out, skills are not enough – you have to know how to arouse the recruiter’s interest by highlighting your personality. How do you achieve this in a résumé, on social media? Tips. Targeting the required personal qualities Showcasing your personality is a good way of enhancing your candidacy and eliciting a call from […]


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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 […]


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3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


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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 […]


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Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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Unplugging During the Holidays – Mission Impossible?

Year after year, studies show that Canadians still struggle to disconnect from work during the holidays. And it’s going from bad to worse, according to a new survey conducted by the Accountemps recruitment firm. Gone are the days when the computer was shut down after having summarily programmed an out-of-office autoreply message. Today, with a […]


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How Blockchains Will Change the Accounting Professions

According to CPA Canada, blockchains represent the biggest technological revolution that has taken place in the accounting profession since computerization of bookkeeping… We discuss the issue with Jean-François Audet, associate accountant and vice-president of the Groupe Fuller Landau. The principle is simple. A blockchain is a digital register where “blocks” of information are recorded one […]


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Does the Future Lie in the FinTech Industry?

Start-ups (and even large banking institutions) are investing huge amounts to find ways to use IT to rethink financial services. Is the future for IT specialists to be found in FinTechs? The idea of replacing conventional financial consultants with robot-consultants (explainer: a computer algorithm that can manage a portfolio of shares corresponding to an investor […]


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Individuals and Households Indebtedness in Canada

“This is the biggest risk because it has the potential to amplify the effects of an economic shock,” Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz warned last month in an interview with Les Affaires. What is the risk being evoked here by the head of the Central Bank? That of the individuals and households indebtedness, whose […]


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