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Sudbury, ON –Jovette Morin Gaudette of Collins Barrow Sudbury-Nippising is leading Human Resources Professional Development Workshops at the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce this month. She will facilitate two (of four) interactive and bilingual HR workshops.
Toronto, ON – With revenues rocketing past the $200-million mark, Collins Barrow, the eighth largest accounting organization in Canada, is now number one among the nationals in terms of growth, according to The Bottom Line’s 2015 rankings report, “Canada’s Accounting Top 30.”
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Ottawa, ON – Thanks to a $15,000 donation by Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is creating an annual scholarship in the firm’s name. To be eligible, students must demonstrate academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and have successfully completed their fourth semester in the Ottawa-based college’s Business Administration program. Academic representatives from the college selection committee will choose the award recipient.
Courtice, ON – It’s hard enough to find great people for your company, without worrying if contracts are in order for CRA audits. On May 12, Sarah Netley, Tax Manager at Collins Barrow Durham, clears things up for hiring managers at an Oshawa Chamber of Commerce “Lunch & Learn.”
There continues to be a lot of discussion about changes facing the legal industry, many of which are long overdue, but perhaps not welcome. Not only are clients putting pressure on lawyers to find suitable alternatives to the billable hour, but they are also seeking changes in how services are managed, delivered and benchmarked, including pushing for implementation of performance metrics.
Courtice, ON – Planning a business owner’s exit should occur well in advance of the date of transition. Learn how businesses are valued and how to maximize that value, as well as efficiently structure business taxes and boost after tax proceeds on exit from Collins Barrow Durham Vice President Litigation Accounting and Valuation Services Scott Sonley, CPA, CA, CBV and Tax Manager Sarah Netley, MTax, MAcc, CPA, CA.
Ottawa, ON — The partners of Collins Barrow Ottawa are pleased to congratulate Trevor Dickison, CPA, CA, CFF on his appointment as treasurer and financial manager of Literacy for Africa.
The spectre of “non-lawyers” owning equity in law firms has led some practitioners to express grave concerns about the survival of our ethical standards, and about the wisdom of allowing “non-lawyers” to deliver legal services at all. Before we can dive too deeply into these questions, we need to step back and look at the bigger picture.
We once again take a look at some recent legal tech issues.
Courtice, ON - Collins Barrow Durham partner Peter Hobb, CPA, CA, CFP will be presenting strategies for succession on May 13, 2015 at a lunch seminar hosted by RBC Dominion Securities.
Calgary, AB – Thanks to the generous support of Collins Barrow Calgary LLP, accounting students enrolled in the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business will soon be able to apply for two new scholarships in the firm’s name. Dedicated to supporting the next generation of accounting professionals, the firm has donated $50,000 toward the creation of these awards.
How often do we hear commands like “innovate or die” outside of the legal industry?
Product companies and even other professional services firms are asked – perhaps even required – to “innovate,” largely in deference to the healthy paranoia they recognize drives all great businesses to higher levels of success. The legal industry, however, is in the very early stages of experimenting with innovation. Professional services firms in general hate to invest ahead of revenue as compared with their product company brethren. And to the extent that real innovation necessitates what are viewed to be distracting allocations of capital, law firms have been loath to do much of it.