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November 23, 2022

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The Canadian PCAOB Says One Big 4 Firm Keeps Screwing Up Audits But Won’t Say Which One It Is

Shall we speculate wildly which Big 4 firm is not meeting the Canadian Public Accountability Board’s generous standards? The Globe and Mail reports: One of Canada‚Äôs Big Four auditing firms continues to have a significant number of problems in its work, the national industry regulator has found. For now, the Canadian Public Accountability Board, which […]

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Canadian Accounting Firms Are Getting Rid of Bonuses So They Can Pay More?

CPA Canada has shared some Canadian accounting firm hiring trends worth keeping an eye on. Among them? Ditching bonuses. Despite their longtime presence in the traditional CPA compensation package, bonuses are being abandoned in some firms, notes Adele Harraway, managing partner, Canadian Accounting Consultants, which specializes in CPA recruitment. Instead, firms are upping the starting […]

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CPA Canada Congratulates 5,912 CFE Passers and Throws Some Cash at Top Performers

On December 3, CPA Canada announced 5,912 writers of the Common Final Examination — Canada’s version of the CPA exam — passed the grueling, three-day examination required for licensure. This is down from 6,371 in September 2020, an impressive 75.8% pass rate for first-time writers (note: they’re called “writers” not candidates up north, don’t ask […]

Let’s Talk About How CPA Canada Totally F*cked Up Last Week’s CFE

Many years ago in another lifetime, I dated this total loser. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Adrienne, what the hell do your dubious dating choices have to do with accounting?” Bear with me, we’ll get there. So, this loser. He was an adorable if grungy scamp with tattoos dotted across his body like scribbles […]

Meanwhile, In Canada: Rich Guys Are Still Fighting the Tax Man Over Their KPMG Offshore Tax Shelter

KPMG is in the news again this week, and again it’s for something they probably wish would go away. Now, I combed our extensive archive going back 10 years (read: spent five minutes Googling) and wasn’t able to find any coverage of this case save for an ANR link here and there, which means either […]

(UPDATE) This EY Fade Haircut Is Just the Worst

A young man has just pledged his #loyaltEY to EY in a creative way. We aren't sure how else to explain it, really. I guess you just have to see the tweet.   @EYMichael @EYLisaT @EYKates #selfie #selfEY #ihadtodoit #noregrets #yolo #HEADSTART pic.twitter.com/lnNkvnzE9O — T (@TheThomaToshi) July 24, 2014 Well, I guess it could be […]