DeFreitas & Associates Professional Development Update

DeFreitas & Associates (D&A)proud to provide an update in its efforts in continuing professional development activities not only mandated by various professional accounting bodies but to ensure that clients are being served by professionally trained persons who are up-to-date with the most recent trends and changes in accounting and/or auditing standards as well as any amendments to tax law and regulation across the various jurisdictions served by the firm.

On January 22, 2019, Stan DeFreitas from D&A participated in a webinar facilitated by Wolters Kluwer that was presented to CPAs in Canada that was entitled "2018 Personal Tax Update" informing all attendees of the changes in taxation legislation and regulations have changed for the 2018 tax year and how the most recent federal budget in Canada affects taxpayers, both personal and corporate.

D&A would like to commend Wolters Kluwer for facilitating an informative webinar that is beneficial to D&A in its efforts to serve clients in Canada for this tax season and beyond.

On February 1-2, 2019 Stanley DeFreitas, Stan DeFreitas and Indira Narine from D&A participated in a 2-day IFRS webinar hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) that was focused on the following standards:

IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments
IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers
IFRS 16 - The New Leases Standard
IFRS 17 - Insurance Contracts

D&A would like to commend the ICAJ for hosting a productive and insightful webinar.