The AC Group is a dynamic organization of independent CPA firms located throughout Atlantic Canada. It was formed by the firms for a common purpose - to assist them in fulfilling the needs of their clients by offering highest quality professional assurance, tax and advisory services.

AC Group member firms are well-established local firms, which are focused on value-added services to privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector government boards, agencies and commission.

Introducing our new Leader - Michelle Amos, CPA, CA

26/10/18 - Congratulations to Michelle Amos, CPA, CA on her recent appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of The AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms Ltd. Michelle is a Partner and an integral member of the AC Belliveau Veinotte Inc. team in Bridgewater and along the South Shore...

Introducing our new President & Executive Officer - Paul Belliveau, FCPA, FCA

The AC Group Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul F. Belliveau FCPA, FCA, as its new President and Executive Officer. A founding member of the AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms Limited, Paul is responsible for implementation of the strategic direction and oversight of the...

A seven-step guide to protecting your online data in Canada

26/04/18 - The collection of personal information has never been more commonplace, and it’s destined to grow even more as machine-learning algorithms and voice-assistance technology, specifically designed to learn from human habits, become part of everyday life. As Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s data-abuse scandal has unfolded in recent weeks, forcing...

NS Co-op Education Incentive

09/04/18 - In Nova Scotia and interested in hiring a Co-op Student this Fall? Applications are now open to secure funding for this Fall via

The Co-op Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations offering career-related work experiences for university and...

Would you Recognize the Warning Signs?

16/03/2018 - As tax season is upon us would you recognize the warning signals, or would you know what to expect if the CRA ever contacted you?

It is possible that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will contact you by phone for legitimate tax reasons. During such phone...

2018 Federal Budget Commentary

28/02/2018 - How will the Budget impact the Atlantic Canadian region? Please download a copy of our 2018 Federal Budget Commentary here or contact your AC Group tax advisor to find out more information.

Government Simplifies Measures to Restrict Income Sprinkling

13/12/2017 - The Government released updates to the income sprinkling restrictions today in an announcement. The release can be found here, with further guidance on the changes here.

Congratulations Successful CFE Writers!

01/12/2017 - The AC Group is proud to announce our 8 successful CFE writers!

Alicia Franey - Bishop & Company, Wolfville, NS
Amie Song - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis, Charlottetown, PEI
Colin Beck - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis, Charlottetown, PEI
Chris McDougall - Bringloe Feeney, Fredericton, NB

Nova Scotia Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness

08/09/2017 - The Nova Scotia Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness recently joined forces with the CFIB, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and many others to send a letter to the Nova Scotia Premier, Mr. Stephen McNeil, encouraging him to stand beside his constituents and express...

Proposed Tax Changes: Contact Your MP

08/09/2017 - The AC Group's Taxation Committee has prepared a draft letter for you to use, if you wish, to communicate with your MP, Minister of Finance, and Prime Minister. 

You can find a download of the word document here. Please feel free to edit and tailor...