Do You Need Local Accounting Services in Canada for a Specific Expertise?
Our platform includes many different types of Accounting Services across a variety of expertise fields. Compare, find and hire local Accounting Experts in Canada that have specialized in one of these Accounting areas:
Accounting Generalist | Full Service Accounting Firm | Administration & Bookkeeping Services | Employee Benefit Plan Auditing | Financial Statement Auditing | Internal Auditing | IT Auditing | Business Restructuring Advisory | Corporate Finance Services | Family Business Advisory | IT & Technology Advisory | Management Consulting Services | Organisation & Control Services | Risk Consulting Services | Strategy Advisory | Financial Services | Financial Statement Reporting | Forensics & Litigation Support | Human Resources Services | IFRS Reporting | US GAAP Reporting | Risk Management Services | Transaction Services / M&A | Valuation Services | Other Accounting Services
How Much Do Local Accounting Services Cost in Canada?
How much you should pay for Accounting Services in Canada depends amongst others on the reason why you need an Accounting Expert. Also, determining the average fees charged by an Accounting Expert is very hard to assess as it depends on so many factors and circumstances. Usually, Accounting Experts charge by the hour, but fixed fees arrangements are becoming standard practice as well. Factors that affect the hourly rate charged, or the fixed fee arrangement, include the region where the Accounting Service Provider is located in Canada, the experience level, the type of clients or markets served and last but not least what kind of Accounting Services are being provided which can be a more standardized routine kind of work or highly specialized work.
For example, a small CPA firm based in a small town in let's say Alberta may charge less than USD 20 per hour for doing basic bookkeeping services while the typical fees charged to a Multinational for Audit Services by an Audit Partner based in Toronto and who works for one the Big Four firms can easily exceed USD 500 per hour.
Via our marketplace, you can search for and compare any kind of Accounting Service needed and fine-tune on key factors that affect pricing, like which city in Canada, specialization, hourly rate, experience level and types of clients served. When you have found your ideal candidate for the job to be done, you can directly get in touch via email or phone and start working, without any charges or interference from our platform. Find out how it works.
To get a general feeling about typical fees involved in the Accounting Services industry you can also check out Robert Walters Annual Salary Survey. This survey gives very detailed insights about permanent, interim and contract placements across most part of the professional services industry, including the Accounting Industry, and differentiates on aspects like region, experience level, big firms or smaller ones and much more.
Not Sure Whether to Hire a Canadian Based Freelancer, Advisor or a Firm for Accounting Services Needed?
This is not a simple question to answer and depends on a lot of factors. First of all, it depends on your needs and the type of work to be done. Your available budget may play a role but should not be decisive because freelancers have a reputation to be relatively cheap while firms tend to be more expensive, but the same can apply vice versa. As for the quality of work, this fully depends on the freelancers and consultants/firms you hire. A freelancer may provide better quality work in half the time than that a firm could do. But, again the same could be vice versa. Furthermore, each of these service providers come with their own pro's and con's.
Freelance Accounting Experts perform their work independently, selling work or services by the hour, day or job. Both parties involved have no intention to establish a long-term structural working relationship with each other. Often freelancers worked as a consultant for firms in their field of expertise, and at some point, in their career, they decided to do the same as they did but then via the freelancing route.
An employed Accountant is a person who is paid to provide professional or expert advice in a particular field or specialty, who is employed by a CPA / Accounting Firm whose business is to provide these Accounting Services via its Accounting Experts.
Professional service firms, like Accounting or CPA Firms, exist in many different industries. They include tax advisors, lawyers, marketing professionals, management consultants, and web developers among others. They can be any firm that offers customized, knowledge-based services to clients. When clients hire advisory firms, they generally do so because of that company's credibility and reputation.
It is common knowledge that a business is only as good as its people. So with that in mind, a good starting point is to try to find the best person for the job first, and this can be a freelancer, a particular employed consultant, or a firm that has specialized in the field you are looking for.
Finally, the good news is that you can search for all these types of Accounting Services performed by Canadian-based professionals on our platform (Freelance Accounting Experts, Accountants, and all sorts of CPA / Accounting Firms) and compare them on the criteria that are relevant for you. Find out how it works.
Canadian Based Independents in the Accounting Industry
Our platform focuses on local independents in the Professional Services Industry, including Canadian-based Accounting Professionals. In general, Independents are independent firms that are owner operated, they tend to work in their own country only and the bigger the standalone business is, the more different types of services provided. Boutique firm or agency is also a commonly used name for these types of entrepreneurial businesses. They tend to provide highly specialized niche services, but they may very well also directly compete with the major international firms in their industry. Strictly speaking, freelancers also qualify as Independents.
It happens very often that experienced senior professionals break away from the major players that hired them to set up their own independent firm and start a more entrepreneurial journey. Besides autonomy and more control, the ability to better define personal purpose is a typical driver to work for Independents or to start one yourself.
Due to their size, market power, and marketing budgets, larger international firms are usually easily found in the market. Small Canadian-based independent types of businesses do not have this luxury, and as such, they need to be more creative to find new work on a continuous basis. Using platforms like Consultants 500 is a perfect way to create extra opportunities because our primary focus and purpose are to help clients find independents in the Professional Services Industry, including independent Canadian-based Accounting Professionals.
Discover the Latest News, Developments, Resources, and Community Knowledge in the Accounting Sector
As a result of rapid technological developments in the last decades, and much more to come, knowledge and information have been put in another perspective. There has been a vast increase in data creation, and the way knowledge is obtained and shared in society has totally changed.
Still, the primary currency of an Accounting Expert and all other professionals in the Professional Services Industry is knowledge. Staying up to date with the latest Accounting developments is also key for businesses in need of an Accounting Specialist. As we all know, the internet is an invaluable resource for knowledge these days. The only problem is that there are tons of sources for learning and staying up to date with the latest developments.
Via these knowledge sources on our platform you can learn more and stay up to date with the most recent Accounting developments:
- Knowledge Sharing - Via our Accounting Community Forum all visitors can raise and answer questions about any Accounting subject you can think of. Here you can sort and follow Accounting posts to stay informed of the latest updates. Via up-voting and down-voting, the most relevant answers are highlighted. All our Professional Services categories have their own Community Forum.
- Knowledge Resources - As said earlier, the internet is loaded with valuable information, the only problem is how to find it. Via our Accounting Knowledge Resources, the best Accounting Resources on the web have been organized in a structured way. Think of best blogs, the biggest firms, industry overviews, salary surveys, infographics, handy tools and much more, all related to Accounting. Via the ability to make comments and online surveys on each subject, our users and visitors can share their best resources. Because we update all Knowledge Resources categories on a regular basis with the best resources shared by our users and visitors, the knowledge-power continually improves and keeps up to date with the latest developments.
- Latest Sector News & Developments - Via our Accounting Briefing Room you can stay up to date with the latest and most shared content of the best Accounting Resources on the internet. This Briefing Room follows the top Accounting Resources on the web, which includes the best sources as suggested by our users and visitors. Only the most shared content is shown, and you can filter all the content for the last 24 hours, 3 days, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, etc. so you can easily find and stay up to date with the latest Accounting Developments. All our Business Services categories have their own Briefing Room so you can stay up to date on any subject you want without seeing publications that are not relevant to you.
On our Blog, you can read about a wide area of subjects that are relevant for the Professional Services covered by our platform, like Checklists, Best of Lists and many more topics. For instance, in our article The Future of the Professional Services Industry you can read more about the current age of disruption, the role of technology, the main sectors impacted and the main causes and disruptors. Finally, here you can see a shortlist of the Best Accounting Resources on the Web, think of best blogs, biggest firms, industry overviews, salary surveys, infographics, handy tools and much more, all related to accounting.
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