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These are emails sent by criminals made to look like they are coming from the CEO, other executive or a Director on the Board. The goal is to fool an employee, typically in accounting or HR, into sending wire transfers or providing confidential employee tax information.

Emotions are a significant part of everyday life, impacting many decisions we make. With respect to investing, it is important to understand the emotional decisions we are faced with and how our response can have an impact on overall investment success.

Our program provides unbiased, functional, and clear financial literacy information to the general public. We deliver free financial literacy education at the grassroots level through our national CPA member network.

Dividends are income distributions from a company to its shareholders. But how powerful are the power of dividends in your portfolio?

Accounting and other financial information can be viewed as a large set of structured data: hence highly amenable to machine learning, correspondingly responsive to current accounting and auditing processes, and decidedly impactful on the work that CPAs perform.

The way we think about investing is changing; we believe that success can’t be understood with just a set of numbers. A discovery process using the cutting-edge field of behavioural finance can help advisors to better understand their clients and what influences their wealth decisions.

Do you have a client that is involved in a dispute with their financial services firm? If so, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) is available to help resolve their financial complaints.

CPA NB announces that Rock Lefebvre, President and CEO, will be leaving his role at June-end 2019 to pursue another role in the professional association sector.

Two New Brunswick CPAs, Mylène Lapierre of CPA NB and Steve Lund of Deloitte, each earned a coveted spot on the Top 20 Under 40 list at an event organized by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton and the Hub City Young Professionals Network.

These weekly, informal polls are designed to gauge the popularity of emerging trends on a variety of topics, and are not necessarily related to the profession.

This March is the 10th anniversary of the stock market’s low point during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. This earth-shaking event provides important lessons for investors looking to make the right choices in the face of today’s volatile markets.

Jared Burns, CPA, CA of Louisbourg Investments explains how to write short compositions, which for many, is in fact the trickiest and most time-consuming part of being a professional.

We are proud to announce that Candace Sears, CPA, CA is the recipient of the 2018 CPA New Brunswick Emerging Leader Award!

CPA Atlantic School of Business is looking for people to assist with exam proctoring of its PREP and PEP exams.

In an investment advisory marketplace where individual professionals’ value propositions may be difficult to put a finger on, a barrage of referral requests can be stressful. This article will work through a non-exhaustive list of things to consider when choosing an investment advisor.

The Fellow (FCPA) title formally recognizes those members whose achievements and contributions, in their careers and in the community, have rendered exceptional service to the profession. Becoming a Fellow is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a CPA.

Giving to charity is a terrific opportunity to make a real difference, not to mention it can make great tax sense for your clients! Let’s talk about some of the high-level ins and outs when it comes to giving.

It's never too late or too early to introduce children to positive spending, saving, and borrowing habits which can help ensure a lifetime of financial confidence.

We're very grateful for the CPAs and Future CPAs from across New Brunswick who take the time to meet with students to discuss being a CPA!

Unlike Bob Cratchit, we CPAs are not behind the scenes: we are out front. The movers and the shakers. But like Bob, we are also hard workers and high achievers.

When you become a volunteer with CPA New Brunswick for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, you are helping people in your community!

Have you ever been on the Internet and came across a check box that says “I am not a robot”? Ever wonder why?

The “Cloud” is everywhere. But what is it? Basically, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive.

Financial Literacy Volunteers use prepared content from CPA Canada to share their knowledge with members of the public. We will match you with sessions requested in your area, or you may organize your own session, for example at your child’s school or at your local library.

We've come a long way from trading sea shells. Currencies have existed since civilization itself with new methods of payment regularly replacing the old. Today we're experiencing the rise of digital currencies, and the question is: Is virtual money for real? And what do mysterious terms like "blockchain" and "bitcoin" mean, anyway?

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and Mount Allison University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will open pathways for credit transfers between the two institutions.

CPA New Brunswick and the Ordre des CPA du Québec (OCPAQ) have come to an agreement where CPA NB members can now access all CPD products at the price paid by the members of the OCPAQ.

Examining a number of principle indicators aggregated in large part from Statistics Canada Census data, the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick finds that the province of New Brunswick either lags or compares unfavorably on most indicators relative to other provinces and to Canada’s national average.

Numbers power satellites, help us predict the future and serve as rules of thumb for retirement planning. And while numbers have generally proven useful, the same can't be said of the "magic numbers" on which we often base our retirement decisions.

Your decision to invest in a certain stock, asset class, or region should be based on your goals, how long you plan to invest, your risk tolerance and a host of other factors.

THRIVE 2018 is a day of professional development and networking for women. Whether you exercise your leadership in bold ways, or use your influence quietly to push your agenda forward, you'll benefit from connecting with other women in your community and gaining new insights from THRIVE's lineup of speakers.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) annually offers its views on priorities for the federal budget. Review past submissions of pre-budget briefs and consultations, and post-budget release opinions and commentary.

Plan today to manage tomorrow. What dialogue should organizations start today for a prosperous future? The purpose of this CPA Canada report is to spur discussion among leaders in business, not-for-profits and government.

Mylène Lapierre, CPA, CA, CFE, Registrar & Senior Compliance Officer of CPA New Brunswick, in collaboration with the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-est Chamber of Commerce, offers low-income households a FREE service of preparation of tax returns.

Over the past weeks, there have been many opinions circulating in the media on the Finance Canada consultation regarding tax planning using private corporations.

Recently, the Compilation Engagement Task Force held various roundtable sessions and conference calls across the country to get feedback from practitioners and users of financial statements in regard to the thought on updating the current compilation engagements standard. The AASB received a report on feedback collected and will continue to discuss the issues raised at its June meeting. An Exposure Draft is planning to be issued in the fall of 2017.

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