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KRP LLP debuts a dynamic new website and a refreshed brand identity

Following on the announcement of a new leadership structure, as well as a rebrand from Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP to KRP LLP, we’re proud to introduce a bold reimagining of our website and an exciting refresh of our longstanding brand identity. With a mind to preserving the brand equity in our existing logo system, our […]

Chefs Kitchen

The collapse of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire reveals the naked truth about over-expansion

You have to feel for Jamie Oliver. The British celebrity chef has endeared himself to audiences the world over with his innovative twists on everything from traditional English fare to Italian staples. He’s advocated tirelessly for improvements to school cafeterias and nutrition for children. His restaurant Fifteen was designed to teach cooking skills to troubled […]

Why it makes sense for young accountants to consider working for a mid-sized firm

This is the time of year when the latest cohort of new accountants has graduated from their undergraduate programs and begins plotting the journey to a long and meaningful career. It’s also when we’re often approached by young professionals—including some of our future interns and hires—curious about what comes next and how best to steer […]

AI will revolutionize accounting, but not in the ways you might expect

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. In the news, on the minds of CEOs, in blogs such as this one. Canadian entrepreneurs are actively working to determine to what degree this burgeoning technology will impact their organizations and industries—and how they should be responding. That answer will vary depending on the sector, but in finance, we’re […]

Updated–The great entrepreneurial debate: whether to buy or lease a company vehicle

As Chartered Professional Accountants, the most common two questions we’re asked by clients is whether they should buy or lease a car, and whether they should buy personally or under their company name. Inevitably our answer has been, “It all depends.”  How long do you plan to hold on to the car?  Do you have […]

Studies show that family businesses last longer. Here’s why

Family-owned businesses are a key driving force behind the success of the Canadian economy. As an accounting firm that works almost exclusively with entrepreneurs, we see this widespread reality playing out almost every day. Indeed, we’ve worked with dozens of family-run corporations, many in their second or third generations, that have enjoyed sustained financial success […]

CRA proposes major changes to Voluntary Disclosure Program

A new Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) directive is about to make it much harder for entrepreneurs to correct legitimate tax errors without significant repercussions. The CRA recently proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP), an initiative that allows taxpayers to correct mistakes or oversights on their Canadian tax returns, or make new submissions, for […]

How entrepreneurs can overcome cash flow challenges

If finance and accounting were easy, there would be far more successful businesses operating (and thriving) in this country. It’s a point I made in Pt. 1 of this two-part series on tackling one of the toughest challenges facing any small to medium-size business owner: cash flow management. In that last post, I noted a […]

When is the best time to incorporate a business?

Welcome to our new Ask the Accountant series, where our clients and readers pose accounting, finance and business management questions to KRP partners Hartley Cohen and George Grignano. Have a question you’d like answered? Email us now and we’ll put your query in the queue. Q: Thanks to a handful of new clients, the management consulting company that […]

CRA audits: How to reduce the risk

If two of the nastier inevitabilities in life are death and taxes, then tax audits would certainly rank as one of the more unpleasant possibilities. More so when you consider that Canada Revenue Agency’s ability to monitor tax filings for inconsistencies and to detect patterns of potential error or fraud are only becoming more sophisticated […]