PTC is excited to annouce we will be attending the FEI: Leadership Beyond Finance annual conference happening June 4-6 in Niagara Falls this year.
We will have a booth, so please come say Hello!Learn More
5 Fun facts about accountants
Boring, Number crunchers, Beancounters or Beankeepers, we are all aware of the stereotypes and names that people use for Accountants. Did you know that Accounting is the 3rd most teased profession, followed by Lawyers and Actuaries? I decided to base this blog on 5 fun and interesting facts about Accountants. I would like to start with a little history about Accounting; I found an excellent article called Accounting by Claribel Alegria. http://www.enotes.com/accounting-reference/accounting-174096
The article goes into great detail about how accounting began: “Modern accounting is traced to the work of an Italian monk, Luca Pacioli, whose publication in A.D. 1494 described the double-entry system, which continues to be the fundamental structure for contemporary accounting systems…
We are taking the same principles that have made PTC Accounting & Finance successful and we are leveraging our expertise to provide interim solutions for Human Resources.
The Human Resources division is being directed by Karen Couto who joined PTC in 2002 and was our director of Human Resources. Her 12 years of experience with PTC and HR makes her a seamlessly perfect fit. At PTC, we recognize that for many Professionals, interim is a career choice that provides unique opportunities and benefits. Whether you have built your career in Human Resources, or are just starting out, PTC understands that your needs are important… and we’re here to help you make the right interim choices for you and…Learn More
At some point in any interview you are almost guaranteed to get asked this question, and often it is the first one tossed at you. As with the start of any relationship you genuinely want to know who you are getting involved with so it is natural this question will arise. An important factor to remember when you are being interviewed is that you are beginning a professional relationship. It is great to be yourself and have your personality shine through the formalities however you may want to think about how to answer this question long before your interview. Being caught off guard with this question may leave your interviewer with…Learn More
Mark your calendars for the premiere of CPA Canada’s National Conference, the flagship event for all CPAs, CAs, CMAs and CGAs in business and professional service firms!
PTC will be exhibiting, so come and check us out.
Find out more and register hereLearn More
Do you need to fill a vital accounting or finance role? Did you know that we have over 200 CMAs to choose from?! Over 250 CGAs! and 650 CAs! Engaging an interim professional as a solution for both your short and long term needs allows you to fill temporary gaps in your accounting & finance functions, while you continue to focus on what matters most. Give us a call. We’ll help you bridge the gap. It’s what we do best.
Being in the right place at the right time can make all the difference in taking your organization to the next level. Conversely, being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be detrimental and create lasting difficulties. While this rule of thumb can be applied to many aspects of your business, cash flow is where it may have its largest impact. The various streams of cash flow (operation, investing and financing) all have specific nuances and guidelines that, if followed and applied intelligently, can put your company in position to make the most of advantageous opportunities and provide protection against undesirable changes in the market. The following MaRS article provides a high level look at a few…Learn More
ROI is often used as the benchmark indicator to determine if an investment or business decision was a good one. Prior to making the move, expectations will be set as to what the return percentage should be. Upon conclusion of the project one of several calculations will then be applied to determine what the rate of return was. It is here, among the variety of methods to compile and calculate the data that we can be left with strikingly different results. The following high level article covers a few methods you may want to consider the next time you’re faced with the task of completing an ROI calculation.
Do you need to fill a vital accounting or finance…Learn More
“Measuring HR: What CFO’s Need to Know” – A Recent Report from Ceridian in partnership with the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CRERF), the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
Trends are indicating that more and more HR professionals are reporting into senior financial executives within their organizations.
The results of the study are in, and they suggest that there is an increasing need for HR professionals and senior financial executives to work in tandem as both business partners and leaders within their organizations.
This report is a definite read for all senior financial executives as well as all HR executives. You can find the report here.
“When I grow up”, A humorous look at the world of HR. Have fun watching this video.Learn More
“Let’s Connect Breakfast”, was held at our head office on July 15th, 2014. Steve Rosen, Principal at PTC Accounting & Finance presented current trends in the market with some added humor and great conversation. Karen Couto, Director of PTChr (a division of PTC Accounting & Finance) complimented the presentation with perspectives from the world of human resources which sparked some interesting feedback. We hope all our guests found the breakfast delicious and informative. Looking forward to our next event!Learn More
On July 16th our very own Karen Couto, Director of PTChr and Pino Addessa ,Managing Director / Recruitment Consultant at The Staffing Alternative sat on the Panel Discussion for, HRPA Peel Chapter’s, Employment Networking Group’s, See Your Job Search Through the Eyes of a Recruiter.
HRPAP’s ENG provides a supportive environment for unemployed HR professionals to strengthen job search skills and network with their HR colleagues during these challenging times of high regional unemployment.
Karen and Pino addressed many questions and concerns regarding the modern opinion of cover letters, the best ways to get your resume noticed, some do’s and don’ts about interviews, how to effectively use a recruiting firm, and much more.
Congratulations to HRPA Peel Chapter for another successful event!…
PTC Accounting & Finance BLOG
Contract Consulting vs Permanent Employment: Why you should be open to both and prepare well in advance
Most of us strive for the ideal permanent position. Job security is increasingly important as we grow into life’s new phases such as home ownership, world travel and starting a family. The perks that often go hand-in-hand with permanent positions further the desirability of such employment. They include benefit packages, vacation days, sick days, training and the growing trend of flexible work hours.
Why then would anyone consider a contract role?
Consultants and contractors are often grouped and referred to as Interim Professionals. Interim Professional…Learn More
PTC Accounting & Finance ANNOUNCEMENT
CPA Canada’s National Conference is taking place from September 22-23, 2014 with optional workshops on September 24.
It’s going to be “One Powerful Experience” with “One Powerful Network – in One Place, at One Time”.
PTC Accounting & Finance is excited to be attending and looking forward to seeing you there! Please visit the CPA website to register and secure your spot today!
DID YOU KNOW?
PTC Accounting & Finance has over 1,000 designated accountants to choose from….and more!
Do you need to fill a vital accounting or finance role? Did you know that we have over 200 CMAs to choose from?! Over 250 CGAs! and 650 CAs! Engaging an interim…Learn More
It’s a tool we use everyday, at home, at work and everywhere in between on our mobile devices. But what exactly is the internet? Where exactly is the internet? Who created it? What are the current issues and developments? All these are questions many of you have and now you’ll get the answers.
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PTC Accounting & Finance is a leader in specialized contract recruitment for Accounting, Finance and Human Resources professionals. We can help you find the perfect contract, immediately! Visit our website to apply and our social media pages to start a conversation.
Accounting & Finance: http://www.ptcaccounting.com/contracts/current-contracts.html
Human Resources: http://www.ptchr.com/contracts/current-contracts.html
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