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Silka, previously a resident of Melbourne, Australia, resided and worked in BC and Alberta then returned home after two years. With her experience in agriculture and retail, she brings an upbeat personality with proven clerical, problem-solving and communication skills. She looks forward to satisfying client and co-worker needs while meeting and exceeding the objectives of......

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Avisar would like to congratulate Taylor Wiebe on her successful completion of the 2019 Common Final Exam (CFE)!  Her many years of preparation and months of study have finally paid off. Taylor is now working to achieve the professional hours requirement for her CPA designation.  Her dedication and hard work have served her well to date,......

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25 Years of Service (1995-2020) Bernice Kristoff-Trowell celebrated 25 years of service in January 2020.  Clearly, reaching this milestone is a very special occasion for Bernice and for Avisar.  We applaud her loyalty and dedication to Avisar, its employees and its clients. Bernice began her journey with WM A Tonelli & Associates as an accounting......

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Finding a good antivirus solution is kind of like searching for insurance coverage. We know we need it, but few of us really understand how it works. Here is a simple discussion outlining what antivirus software is, the threats out there and what to look for in selecting a security solution. What is antivirus software......

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Workplace bullying and harassment can have significant costs to both employers and employees; it can create a hostile work environment that leads to stress and health issues, absenteeism, loss of productivity, lack of commitment to the company and even legal issues. Workplace bullying and harassment includes any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards......

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Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in 2019’s Dress for the Cause Day on October 25, hosted by Team Avisar! It was great to see a sea of pink and all the baked goodies in support of a worthwhile cause. Congratulations to our toonie toss winner, J. Dyck! We hope you enjoy......

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Last week, I received a call from a client. She had hired a company that specializes in website development to create and host a website for her small business. The website is now up and running and it looks great; but she received a letter demanding that she pay $8,000 as a licence fee for......

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This year, Avisar hosted Sean Vincent for Take Our Kids to Work Day.  Currently, Sean aspires to be an accountant and was excited to get a feel for a professional office environment. To maximize his day in our office, Sean spent time shadowing Avisar’s administrative professionals, accountants, client managers and partners to get a real......

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Taylor Wiebe recently wrote the common final exam (CFE) as part of the CPA Canada program and is patiently awaiting her results.  Taylor has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Concentration degree and a unique background for a CPA student with experience in both industry and public practice.  As an Accountant, Taylor will perform general accounting duties......

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When most people think of a disability, the image of a wheelchair or prosthetic comes to mind. Yet, for those with an invisible disability, the mental image is often less kind and many people tend not to disclose their disability for fear of stigma or discrimination. However, some employers are discovering that the key to......

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