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..
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” ..
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 ..
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..
Comments Needed! There are four current Exposure Drafts that may be of interest to Alberta CPAs. Three, from the International Ethics Standards Board (IESBA), deal with ethics, and the fourth, from the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB), deals with not-for-profit standards. Alberta CPAs are encouraged to take the time to review the Exposure Drafts a..
Each year, thousands of Alberta CPAs take the time to volunteer...
CPA Alberta is now entering the renewal period for Professional Accounting Firms (PAF) and Professional Service Providers (PSP). If you are a CPA who is responsible for a PAF or PSP, we would like to remind you of some important dates and notices. The billing period is a rolling calendar year from October 1 to September 30. Renewal information and..
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...
It’s an honour knowing your career inspires your children or family members to follow in your footsteps. But, as every CPA knows, the journey to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant requires hard work and dedication to one’s education. As the charitable arm of CPA Alberta, the CPA Education Foundation wants to help students re..
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..