Alberta

CPA’s Next  Top Model

CPA’s Next Top Model

This article was featured in the Fall issue of Dividends magazine, which will be arriving in your mailbox this month. By Kayla Panizzon Not all models need a runway, especially if you’re a role model like Meagan Schroder CPA, CGA. This is not your typical CPA success story. This is a story about bravery, determination and the importance of role m..
CPD portal now open for 2017 declaration

CPD portal now open for 2017 declaration

All Alberta CPAs must take relevant and appropriate CPD to develop and maintain their professional competence and to perform their professional roles. By setting and enforcing these requirements, the profession ensures that CPAs provide high-quality service to their clients, employers, and other stakeholders, thereby protecting the public interest ..
The coming wave of business transitions in Canada

The coming wave of business transitions in Canada

How well prepared are entrepreneurs to get top dollar value when selling their businesses? That’s one of the key questions addressed in a recent study done by the Business Development Bank of Canada, or BDC, called: The Coming Wave of Business Transitions in Canada. Their study, based on a survey of over 2,500 Canadian entrepreneurs, shows tha..
2017 CEO Town Halls

2017 CEO Town Halls

During the month of September, CEO Town Halls were held throughout the province. More than 700 Alberta CPAs attended the sessions in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer to hear an update on CPA Alberta’s activities and current issues in the profession. CEO Rachel Miller FCPA, FCA provided information on the new five-yea..
15 mistakes accountants make in sales & marketing

15 mistakes accountants make in sales & marketing

Are marketing and sales not your strong suit? Well, Ian Vacin, vice president of product marketing at Karbon, has a few key pieces of advice that could help you find your target market and spur sales to ensure the growth and longevity of your firm. He presents his tips by outlining common mistakes accountants make in the area. They  include: Marke..
Navigating change through the ever-changing economic landscape

Navigating change through the ever-changing economic landscape

CPA Canada has launched its new branding campaign, focusing on how CPAs across the country, including Alberta, can help businesses – small and large – navigate change. The campaign focuses on the idea that: “The world of business is constantly changing. Companies need to stay one step ahead of change. Luckily there are a group of people that ..
Breaking language barriers

Breaking language barriers

Strategic business acumen is a key competency of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs), and in Alberta, English is the predominant language of business. But with the global workforce becoming more integrated, some organizations are adapting to serve multicultural clients. This creates opportunities for bilingual CPAs like Mathieu Lepage and Yoh..