Colin Ellis

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Recent Blog Posts By Colin Ellis

Canada’s audit regulator reports significant findings increase

New CPAB CEO cites management systems, cryptocurrency challenges

PCAOB fines Deloitte Canada for impaired audit independence

Canadian firm “audited its own work” for South African gold mining client

Mandatory audit firm rotation fails to deliver on goals

Global audit market study from Source Global Research provides Canadian ammunition

Deloitte reigns supreme as Big Four report record global revenues

PwC, EY bottom lines boosted by consulting fees

CPA Canada federal climate change pact counters sustainability criticism

Natural Resources Canada to split cost of $1.45 million awareness initiative

Are CRA auditors biased against wealthy Canadians?

Tax accountants, lawyers irate over CRA auditor survey on tax avoidance

Court ruling on charities could be financial windfall for tax accountants

OSC decision ruling opens door to unlimited political lobbying by HNW clients

CRA auditors say tax system benefits corporations, wealthy Canadians

Professional employees call for more training, technology to address inequities

Special Report: Manafort trial a cautionary tale in accounting ethics

The testimony of Paul Manafort's tax accountant shows the ethical risks of working with some high net worth clients

How Canadian accounting firms are maximizing profitability

Referrals are still key revenue drivers; fixing inefficiencies is key to cutting costs

Voluntary disclosures drop under new VDP unreported income rules

CRA statistics confirm predictions of tax accountants, lawyers

Canadian cloud app Hubdoc acquired by Xero accounting software

UPDATED, August 2, 11:30 a.m. - Xero expands its presence in Canada with purchase of popular application

Small accounting firms struggling with technology decisions

A new public practice technology survey reveals contradictions in IT planning

Auto industry titan Sergio Marchionne, FCPA, FGCA, FCA, dead at 66

Italian-Canadian CPA shook the auto world by rescuing Fiat and Chrysler from bankruptcy

Fraud Blotter: Former Manitoba CPA sentenced to six years in prison

Our roundup of recent accounting fraud allegations and sentencing

How much do sole practitioners make in the accounting profession?

A new survey looks at the business of public practice in Canada

Good news for students: CPA Canada to offer May 2020 CFE

A spring CFE provides more flexibility to private and public sector students

Canadian business confidence sags amidst Trump vs. Trudeau in Q2

Taxes, trade and tariffs take their toll on business confidence

Deloitte Canada promotes auditor review to audit committees

A uniquely Canadian solution to the threats posed by the long tenure of some external auditors

Multinational accounting under increased scrutiny as BEPs reporting begins

Minister of National Revenue announces first OECD information exchange

Consulting in Canada: Where the Big Four firms are making money

Canadian Accountant does a deep dive into the numbers from Source Global Research

New CRA tax gap stats shows underground economy dwarfs offshore avoidance

Publicity, better enforcement, have led to increased disclosure

Big Four accounting firms dominate Canadian consulting market

Market share and growth of auditors outpacing all other consulting firms

PwC Canada names new leadership team

Incoming PwC Canada chief executive officer Nicolas Marcoux announces his leadership team, effective July 1, 2018

U.S. judge denies former Penn West accountants’ bid to dismiss SEC charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission can proceed in its case against two Canadian accountants over alleged accounting scheme