By Siobhan O'Connor  Nearly a year ago we opened our Burnaby office through the acquisition of the former Santos & Co. A lot of work was needed to transition the office to Clearline, including scanning dozens of boxes of client files, meeting new clients and changing...

By Rachel Wicks It’s the most wonderful time of the year for many of us - including cyber-scammers.   Here at Clearline we have seen and experienced many different types of scams over the years. Most recently, a scammer took on Jeff Block’s name and started sending emails...

By Grant T. Smith   Last week, on 5 December, the Bank of Canada delivered the news that they were not adjusting interest rates. This leaves the bank rate unchanged at 1.75%.   The bank has slowly been raising rates for more than a year, from 0.5% 18 months...

By Grant T. Smith Friday 30 November 2018 was a big day here at Clearline. That was the day the results of this year’s Common Final Exam (CFE) were released.   The CFE is anything but common. It is the final exam for students seeking to become a...

By Siobhan O’Connor “How lucky do you consider yourself?”   This is one of the questions I asked Andrew to get to know him better. It may have been my personal pessimistic outlook on life, but I had not considered myself a very lucky person.   “Extremely,” he replied.   He did...

By Grant T. Smith It is time for an update on the exciting events and happenings at Clearline. Below is a series of private conversations overheard. Some are taken from the proverbial water cooler and some from the ultra-new wave and chic communication tool Slack. (All of...

By Grant T. Smith It is very exciting to continue September’s announcements of annual promotions. Last month we started in Surrey, and this month we will lead off with the Vancouver team.   Dan Demerse has been at Clearline as long as anyone (except Jeff and Grant, of...

By Team Clearline If you are an avid reader of the Clearline newsletter then you are aware that our students write their final exam in September. This final exam is a small step on their path  to becoming Chartered Professional Accountants. This month we have four...