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.

Fall 2019 Co-op Education Incentive (CEI) Funding

22/04/19 - Are you or your business in Nova Scotia and looking to hire a Co-op student? The application deadline to secure funding for the Fall is fast approaching!

The Cooperative Education Incentive (CEI) provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia offering...

2019 Federal Budget Commentary

20/03/2019 - How will the Budget impact the Atlantic Canadian region? Please download a copy of our 2019 Federal Budget Commentary here or contact your AC Group tax advisor to find out more information.

Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis in the News!

08/03/2019 - AC Group Member firm, Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis was recently highlighted in Provincial news about their role in assisting successful integration of skilled immigrants to the Province. Check out the full story from the Saltwire Network here.

Accountants provide funding opportunities to NSCC students

11/01/2019 - Great job by AC Group member firm MacDonald & Murphy Inc. in starting a bursary for NSCC students pursuing accounting. "A longtime chartered professional accountant in New Glasgow, Kevin MacDonald and his business partner, Heather Murphy, are helping open that path to students at Nova Scotia Community College’s...

Congratulations to our successful CFE Writers!

30/11/18 - Congratulations to our successful CFE Writers!

Shawna Bowser - MacDonald & Murphy Inc.
Jessica Smith - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis
Alexis Spencer - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis
Mark Darrach - Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis
Dylan Taylor - Allen, Paquet & Arseneau
Julie-Pierre Bernard - Allen, Paquet &...

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...