Accounting

The best reason ever to take a two week vacation

The best reason ever to take a two week vacation

By, Kristi Hedges Forbes / Leadership It’s vacation season and many of us are counting the days to some much needed time off. Or sort of, anyway. Vacation isn’t what it used to be as we’re rarely unconnected. Some of us don’t take proper vacations at all but opt for short getaways. We fear that too much vacation (the 2-3 week kind) will..
Finding your firm’s fit

Finding your firm’s fit

Effective October 1, 2017, Professional Accounting Firms (PAF) will be registered with CPA Alberta in a new way. The Varied Registration Model will provide increased clarity for clients and prospective clients on the types of services that a PAF can perform. This new model will move from PAF’s being registered on a “restrictions” ..
Announcing the 2017 CPA Alberta Achievement Awards

Announcing the 2017 CPA Alberta Achievement Awards

CPA Alberta is pleased to announce the 2017 Achievement Award recipients. These exceptional individuals embody the core principles of the CPA profession: integrity, expertise, and commitment, and their activities and accomplishments bring honour to the profession and strengthen the reputation of all CPAs. Congratulations to all 2017 recipients! If ..
Standards: Practitioner Resources & Alberta Carbon Tax Resources

Standards: Practitioner Resources & Alberta Carbon Tax Resources

There are a number of useful resources available that beneficial to practitioners and those impacted by the recently implemented Alberta Carbon Tax.  The following is a condensed list of some of these resources, containing direct links to forms, guides, etc.  The original source of this information can be found in the “Risk and Reputation..
The end of the tax return?

The end of the tax return?

This article was contributed by Kim Moody, FCPA, FCA, a tax specialist and Managing Director – Canadian Tax Advisory of Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP. The opinions expressed are those of the author...
A fraction of accounting history: the abacus

A fraction of accounting history: the abacus

To trace the origins of the abacus, one must go back well before the age of calculators and computers. To a time when people used their extremities as a placeholder for calculations—and when they ran out of fingers and toes—used natural objects like shells, sticks and stones. One of the earliest counting methods on record required drawing lines..