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Employee vs Contractor - 5 Factors That CRA Uses to Help Determine

Business, Oct 2, 2016 9:38:32 AM


If you're a small business owner and you're paying your team members as consultants because you either want to avoid some of the administrative work that comes with payroll or because you want to save a bit on taxes, you might be exposed if you haven't considered the criteria that CRA uses to determine the employee vs contractor nature of the relationship. Below we'll look at 5 factors that the CRA uses to help make this determination.

Searching "Accounting Jobs Montreal"? Consider Online Accounting Firms

HR, Sep 28, 2016 2:52:22 PM


If you're reading this article, maybe it's because you clicked on this link after searching for the keyword "accounting jobs montreal" in Google. If you searched for that keyword, then maybe it's because you're looking for something new in your career. Maybe you want a change and you want something different, something fresh.

If that's the case, you came to the right place. This article is intended to give you a rather new option when it comes to your career path: working at an online accounting firm. Here, we'll discuss the pros and the cons of why an online accounting firm might just be the right fit for your next career move.

Guide to The Best Accounting Software for SaaS Businesses

Technology, May 17, 2016 8:12:20 AM


Is the accounting for your SaaS business a disorganized mess? Is it far too inefficient for your liking? Does it result in you not getting you your financial data when you need it? Check out our guide to the best accounting software for SaaS businesses in order to start implementing the right accounting tech stack so that you can put these headaches behind you.

3 Business Owner Quirks that Mesh Well with a Cloud Accounting Firm

Business, Apr 27, 2016 1:11:11 PM


Curious to quickly know whether you would be a good match for a cloud accounting firm or whether you're better off with your current offering?

After speaking to hundreds of business owners over the past 3 years, we're able to pretty easily spot who would be a good fit for a cloud accounting firm and who would be better served elsewhere. 

How To Implement Value Pricing Into Your Practice: 3 Expert Tips from Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA

Press, Feb 19, 2016 10:27:59 AM


Accounting software titan, Intuit, took the time to speak with our very own Xen Master about how we price our services and why.

Accounting Software for Mac? Check out Xero

Technology, Feb 19, 2016 7:41:37 AM



I was invited by Apple & Xero to speak at Apple's flagship store in Montreal later this month about how Apple's business customers can leverage new apps & new technology to help run (and grow) their small businesses. The app to be spoptlighted at the event: Xero's cloud accounting software. As the event is approaching, I thought I would write a brief post for those out there that are looking for accounting software for Mac and how Xero is a spectacular choice for Apple lovers out there.

5 Reasons to Choose a Cloud Accounting Firm Over the Traditional Guys

Business, Oct 20, 2015 2:09:00 PM



When you're on the hunt to start working with a new accounting firm, the decision isn't always easy. Everyone is promising you everything and it's hard to know which option to settle on. Since this will be an on-going relationship, one key consideration to make is to look at selecting an accounting firm model that jives well with the way that you like to work. Let's take a look at some reasons for why you may want to select working with a cloud accounting firm versus a more traditional model.

3 Considerations to Make When Choosing Online Bookkeeping Services

Accounting guides, Oct 1, 2015 2:03:00 PM


Whether you’re looking to offload your bookkeeping or modernize your back-office, online bookkeeping services are a sure-fire way, to gain greater efficiencies, have access to more real-time data and to tame what has traditionally been a frustrating, disorganized part of your business.

But before you go ahead and sign up with a provider, there are a few considerations that need to be made.

Guide to Achieving Paperless Accounting

Accounting guides, Sep 23, 2015 3:13:35 PM


When I ask business owners what the most painful part of their accounting is, a good majority of you undeniably say that it has to do with the pile of papers that comes along with it as your accounting is often messy, disorganized and inefficent.

Lucky enough, this trend can now be reversed as paperless accounting is certainly possible by following a few simple methods.

The Top 4 Online Payroll Services for your Small Business

Technology, Jul 30, 2015 1:25:00 PM


Making sure that your payroll is processed smoothly, accurately and on time is one of the biggest priorities in any business. One of the worst things you can as a business owner is being late on payroll or getting it wrong. As a result, choosing the right online payroll services is an important consideration to make.