Whether you have just opened a small business or have been in the business for many years, you are bound to need the expertise of an accountant at some point.

It is sometimes difficult to find a tax accountant in Canada among the many sites of information about corporate tax accountants. It is important to know how to sort out the information and not get carried away by promises that may prove to be unrealistic.

In order to help you in this task, the experts at T2inc.ca offer you some advice to find an accountant in Canada.

Find an accountant based on your needs

To make the right choice, the first step is to identify your needs. As a business, you may be looking for an accountant to prepare your corporate tax return or to help you with your notice of assessment.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to find an accountant in Canada, all needs are different and require appropriate expertise. It is important to identify what you need before choosing an accountant.

Fees charged

Accountants charge different fees depending on the amount of time they have to spend on a task. This is why they will ask you about your financial situation during the first meeting. Accountants must know what you need in order to give you an accurate estimate of the cost.

Choosing a chartered accountant

Sometimes people try to get money from you for services and skills that they are not able to provide. To prevent this from happening, you need to be careful when you entrust your business finances to an accountant.

First, make sure that your accountant is chartered and belongs to the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Quebec or the province your business is registered in. Members of this organization are highly trained and have the skills to handle your needs.

To find out if your accountant is a member of this organization, look for the following designations: CA, CMA, CGA, or simply CPA since the merger of the three orders.

How to find a corporate accountant in Canada

In Quebec, there are two ways to find a trustworthy and experienced corporate accountant.

Traditional methods

A simple and traditional method of finding a corporate accountant is to use an industry connection and network with your familiar contacts.

Other avenues in the traditional sense include: word of mouth by friends, colleagues, relatives, neighbours. This also includes newspapers and journals, libraries, business centres, leaflets, and telephone books.

Modern methods

The Internet comprises an infinite source of information. With just a few clicks, you can find answers to your questions. Here are some sites that will help you find a trusted accountant:

Find your corporate tax accountant at T2inc.ca

As you can see, there are certain factors to consider when choosing an accountant in Canada, and several resources for finding these professionals.

At T2inc.ca, we specialize in business accounting and taxes in Canada and work with certified partners to provide our clients with professional advice and expertise. To speak with our experts, contact us today!

Frédéric Roy-Gobeil


As President of T2inc.ca and an entrepreneur at heart, I have founded many start-ups such as delve Labs and T2inc.ca. A former tax specialist at Ernst & Young, I am also a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés CPA and have a master's degree in taxation from the Université de Sherbrooke. With a passion for the world of entrepreneurship and the growth mindset, I have authored numerous articles and videos on the industry and the business world, as well as on accounting, taxation, financial statements and financial independence.

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