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What is FinTech?

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Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting is a cloud-based accounting firm, designed to help forward-thinking business owners optimize their financial processes. We are what you would call a “FinTech” company. But what exactly is FinTech? FinTech – which simply stands for Financial Technology – refers to any company that utilizes tech and innovation to compete with traditional […]

Great Canadians in FinTech

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To mark Canada’s 150th year, we thought we’d give a shout out to some notable Canucks who are killing it in the financial technology space. Here are the top five that peaked our interest. This list is by no means exhaustive, as there are many more disruptors and ‘shift disturbers’ from coast to coast. Vitalik […]

Phoenix Payroll: A Case Study in Poor Conversion Strategy

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The Government of Canada’s beleaguered Phoenix pay system has justifiably gained a lot of exposure in the media over the past year; and we have been monitoring it closely. In case you missed it: in February 2016, the Federal government rolled out a new payroll system called Phoenix intending to save $70 million but instead […]

7 Tools for Productivity

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At Metrics, we’re obsessed with efficiency and take pride in our progressive adoption of technology to streamline operations. Slack, G Suite and Trello are status quo here—they are the core platforms we utilize with proficiency on a daily basis, but they have their limitations. That’s where other apps come into play. We continually fine-tune our […]

Get Happy at Work

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Today we celebrate the International Day of Happiness, and challenge other businesses to get happy at work. It’s one thing to be happy as individuals, but what does mandated happiness look like on the corporate level? In this post we consider how businesses can think about happiness as a corporate mandate. We provide thoughts, research, […]

#BeBoldForChange

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This International Women’s Day we celebrate progressive HR policies that empower women and create change. Today we are reflecting on the fact that our path to success was blazed by a lifelong feminist, with a fierce determination to #BeBoldForChange. At the moment, there are only 18 female world leaders (or one-in-ten), women get paid on […]

It’s tax time!

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At Metrics we’re proud to be Canadian, and it’s that time of year when we have to pay the taxman to help keep Canada awesome. Welcome to personal tax time. Insert looming deadline here: The deadline for payment for all personal taxes for 2016 is April 30, 2017. Here’s some info on tax season at […]

Good to know: RRSP vs. TFSA

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The RRSP deadline is approaching (Wednesday, March 1) and 2016 brings an additional $5,500 of contribution room for Tax-Free Savings Accounts. You’d probably love to maximize contributions to both investment tools, but most people can’t afford to do that. So what’s the best way to save if you have limited funds? Here’s the skinny: Both […]