Jeff Buckstein, CPA, CGA, is an Ottawa-based business journalist.
Recent Blog Posts By Jeff Buckstein
CPA Standoff: Why haven’t the other provinces joined the accounting rift?
Critics believe the rift represents a threat to a national unity in the Canadian accounting profession and the merger of three designations into the CPA brand
CPA Standoff: Accountants question the motives behind national accounting rift
The lack of consultation with the wider membership on its split from CPA Canada has led to accusations that the dispute is a power grab by CPA Ontario
CPA Standoff: Unique regulatory status of CPA Quebec complicates accounting rift
Unlike the rest of Canada, the accounting profession in Quebec is not self-regulated, leading to legitimate issues between l'Ordre and CPA Canada
CPA Standoff: Financial transparency a key issue in national accounting rift
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada rejects provincial claims of poor financial transparency and says it is open to doing more
CPA Standoff: Ontario government sticks to sidelines in governance dispute
In the dispute between provincial and national accounting bodies, politicians say CPA Ontario's regulatory legislation is unaffected by key disagreements in the rift
Brand value at risk in planned accounting split of Ernst & Young audit and consulting lines
In the final part of a three-part series, why there may be no alternative to the splitting of audit and consulting at any of the Big Four accounting firms
Assurance, consulting monetization driving EY audit split, say accounting experts
In part two of a three-part series, experts see the potential for EY to monetize ESG, AI, and crypto while maintaining audit independence
Are global accounting regulators driving the audit and consulting split at EY?
In part one of a three-part series, Canadian observers explain why audit independence is a regulatory factor behind the Ernst & Young split
Accounting firms pay their fines despite weak Ontario Securities Commission collection record
Report by Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk raises alarm bells over political interference and collection enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission
Ontario Auditor General wants better communication between audit and securities watchdogs
Bonnie Lysyk and Carol Paradine comment on the Auditor General's report into the structural relationship between the Ontario Securities Commission and the Canadian Public Accountability Board
From Lysyk to Ford: An accountant’s constructive criticism on COVID-19
The Auditor General’s report gave Ford both positive and negative feedback
Why Bonnie Lysyk was right to criticize Doug Ford
The Auditor General of Ontario has a broad mandate to exercise judgment. That includes reporting on the province's pandemic response
Has Doug Ford learned from the COVID-19 criticism of Ontario’s Auditor General?
Bonnie Lysyk was critical of Ontario’s pandemic response. Was it warranted?
COVID-19: The economic wildcard of the Biden Administration
Canadian accounting, economic experts say COVID-19 will determine U.S. economic stimulus and recovery
Which Canadian economic sectors will benefit from the Biden Administration?
The economic impact on Canada will depend on who controls the U.S. Senate, say expert Canadian accountants, economists
Free trade or tariffs? How the Biden Administration will affect Canadian, global trade
China the focus of U.S. policy, say Canadian accountants, economists
Building back better: How the Canadian economy can recover from COVID-19
The fifth and final part of our economic series featuring Craig Alexander, Dimitry Anastakis, Douglas Porter and Avery Shenfeld
What will the Canadian economy look like post-pandemic?
Part four in our series: How will the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19?
Will higher taxes help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19?
In part three of our five-part series, Canadian economists weigh in on post-pandemic taxation
Then & Now: How will the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19?
In part two of our five-part series, why the current economy compares favourably with more recent economic crises
Five-Part Series: How will the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19?
Craig Alexander, Dimitry Anastakis, Douglas Porter and Avery Shenfeld on the economic path forward, post-pandemic
Is the CRA's Northern Service Improvement Strategy enough?
Taxpayers ombudsperson says improvements still need to be made, reports Jeff Buckstein in the third of a three-part series on CRA service to northern Canada
Is the CRA unfairly targeting residents of northern Canada?
Northern Canadian communities express frustration with frequent CRA reviews, service delivery, and residence rules
Taxpayer’s ombudsman report flags CRA service issues in Northern Canada
The CRA disputes allegations of Northern Canada service issues, in the first of a three-part series by business reporter Jeff Buckstein
COVID-19: How SME accounting firms will change post-pandemic
The fifth and final story in our series on how the coronavirus crisis is accelerating change at accounting firms across Canada