Put your voice forward! Do you or your clients use the private enterprise standards in Part II of the CPA Canada Handbook directly, or via the not-for-profit standards in Part III? Here’s your opportunity to influence the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) on which topics to prioritize in determining if and when to undertake Part II projects. Comp..
Each year Alberta CPAs, candidates, and students cvolunteer to help low-income Albertans complete their tax returns free of charge. The CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Program holds clinics in Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding communities in co-operation with seniors’ homes, community centres, and other not-for-profit agencies. The 2017 clinics wrappe..
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Do you use form RC59, Business Consent, to get online access to your business clients’ information in Represent a Client? If you do, here are three important things you should know: After May 15, to request online access to tax information for a business, you will need to complete the authorization request in Represent a Client. Form RC59 wil..
The 2017/18 Member Fees Invoice Package has now been distributed to all Alberta CPAs This year, a hard copy of the fees package, including the invoice, was sent via mail...
In 2016, Patti Chrabaszcz CPA, CA found herself in a unique situation. After spending nearly 20 years living and working in Calgary, she was ready to move to Edmonton to be closer to her family. Once settled into the city, Patti reached out to the Connector Program in hopes of meeting other CPAs in the area. Initially, Patti had some reservations a..
The staff at CPA Alberta is made up of a diverse group of professionals with a variety of educational backgrounds and career skills, all working to ensure CPA Alberta meets its mandate of protecting the public interest and promoting the value of the CPA designation. The leadership team of CPA Alberta has recently welcomed two new members: Chief Ope..
Examine the circumstances in which transportation costs incurred by a producer of oil and/or gas should be netted from revenue or presented as a separate expense. Developed jointly by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Explorers and Producers Association of Cana..
What does it take to make a business successful? What are some of the key factors that help companies grow? The Business Development Bank of Canada’s (BDC) Research Team has gathered some insightful information on this topic and compiled it in a study called The Scale Up Challenge: How Are Canadian Companies Performing? The study found that b..
Becoming a CPA opens a world of opportunity and the chance for a very rewarding and successful career. Sadly, there are reasons that someone may not be able to pursue a CPA career, even if it is something they aspire to. This is particularly true for Indigenous Albertans. Studies on Aboriginal employment highlight the barriers that may prevent I..