April 30 has arrived. A pivotal day for most practitioners. Knowing you have most likely been flat-out busy this past month, this update focuses on reinvigorating yourself. While there are many accounting, auditing and other standards changes on the horizon, there are no pressing technical topics right now. They can all be addressed in due course. Right now, focus on you and take a moment to breathe and catch up. Read on…

Reestablishing a Healthy Baseline

The month of April can be very stressful and lead to burnout. This feeling cannot be sustained, nor should it be. While there are times we need to be flat out busy, there comes a time to take proactive steps to return to your own personal sweet spot of busyness. An article from a “burnout researcher” (I guess that is really a thing, lol) describes how burnout can sometime sneak up on us gradually so we don’t realize we have entered a dangerous zone. The key is to reestablish a healthy baseline. The article outlines powerful techniques to help us do just that.


Becoming a Supercommunicator

Both in our personal and work lives, we must communicate. An important point in this article is we are not born knowing how to communicate, rather it is a skill that anyone can learn and hone. In our profession, building relationships and asking questions is critical. Becoming a skilled communicator in is the first step to building relationships, helping you shine in your role and providing you with the connections you need to develop.The article provides excellent tips to build this required skill.


40 Tips to Reinvigorate Your Life

When we are exhausted, it is important to take a well-earned break. I am not talking about taking the next month off (although wouldn’t that be lovely?!) but rather get back to focussing on what will help us feel better. The author of this article has 40 practical tips with helpful questions to reflect on in all aspects of your life. There were quite a few ideas that I want to implement for myself.


Professional Development

It is early in the year. You can think about obtaining your verifiable CPD hours next month. In the meantime, make sure you have met all provincial reporting requirements for last year.

Next month I will update you on more technical matters and practice management tips geared towards your business. But that is next month.

As you take this moment to breathe and catch up, remember the importance of self-care and balance in your professional life. Embrace this opportunity to rejuvenate your spirit and replenish your energy reserves. Whether it’s catching up with a good book, exploring new hobbies, or simply spending quality time with loved ones, prioritize activities that nourish your soul and bring you joy.

In the meantime, if any technical question does come up, reach out any time. I am here to help you save time and achieve peace of mind.

Best regards,


Kirsten S. Albo, FCPA, FCA