New guide assists with auditing electoral campaign returns for federal candidates
If you have been appointed under the Canada Elections Act to prepare or audit an electoral campaign return for a federal candidate, you have specific responsibilities.
Download Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s A Guide for the Auditor of a Candidate in a Federal Election Pursuant to the Canada Elections Act. It provides you with the practical guidance and includes a suggested audit program as well as a sample independent auditor’s report.
Cyber-security opportunities for small accounting firms in Canada
As a Canadian accounting professional, you are right to be concerned about information technology (IT) security because emerging threats are significant and the risk of falling prey to malicious attacks is growing. A study commissioned by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) found that small accounting firms, in particular, showed a surprising lack of adoption of some basic IT security practices, and had limited knowledge of proper protection.
This guidance will provide you with an understanding of:
- information security concerns for your business
- what Canadian practitioners are doing right
- what you can do to enhance your IT security
Download the full Cyber-Security Opportunities for Smaller Accounting Firms.
Study on Canadian SME information security practices now available
Data on the information technology (IT) security practices of Canadian companies is challenging to find largely due to legislative guidance. To bridge this informational gap, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) conducted a study called Information Security for Small and Medium Enterprises. The results provide revealing insights into the state of data protection across a diversity of sectors, and how businesses like yours manage IT security and the risk of associated data breaches.
New on CPA Canada’s Tax Blog:
Five myths that prolong tax disputes
Looking for a quicker resolution to your clients’ tax disputes? Avoid falling into the traps created by five common beliefs about the CRA’s audit and appeal policies that the agency has advised are mistaken. Read this recent post on CPA Canada’s Tax Blog to find out more.
CRA’s helpline: What works well, and not?
Need answers from the CRA to serve your clients? Your first hurdle might be figuring out which CRA telephone service to call, or where to go online for answers.
In this CPA Canada Tax Blog post, Gabe Hayos, VP, Tax provides tips on how to get the answers you need from the CRA’s telephone service.
CPA Canada’s fall Tax Thought Leadership Round-up
In this fall round-up from CPA Canada, you’ll find tax-related alerts, articles, white papers and thought leadership releases from Canada’s tax community. For more insights and resources, follow the links provided on the page to the websites of Canada’s seven largest professional services firms.