As the newest member of the FCR Senior Management team, Tony has proven to be a utility player. Fueled by his desire to remain sharp on the issues that affect the Firm’s clients, he is constantly abreast on the changes of the accounting environment – accounting, assurance, tax or otherwise.
Armed with the understanding of these changes, he works with entrepreneurs and organizational decision makers, identifying opportunities that keep clients goal centric in tumultuous industries. His pride in providing a focused engagement experience allows him to develop sustainable relationships with decision makers, who benefit from his refined focus on assurance and business advisory services.
Driven to have a career that is technically sound, Tony authors and co-authors several learning and development courses for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as well as the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. This drive, coupled with his experience in a breadth of client/industry issues, make Tony a well rounded addition to the FCR team.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Education and Certifications (3)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Chartered Professional Accountant 2012
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Chartered Accountant 2008
Laurentian University: B.Comms 2006
Ted Pugliese and Tony McGregor
Business managers maintain many responsibilities in both the day-to-day and long term planning of an organization. This ranges from corporate strategic management through to product/service delivery, and usually means there are a lot of decisions in between. In an effort to efficiently complete tasks and to ensure that the organization continues to move effectively towards its goals, it is important to accumulate the positive momentum of several small daily interactions. Many of these small victories contribute to the overall corporate objective.
Christina Zacerkowny and Tony McGregor
I came across an interesting statement standing at the register of a small local business last week. It was an excerpt from what I have been told is a famous John Ruskin quote. The paragraph simply read;
“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
Tony McGregor and Rock Lapalme
So you have a great idea for new product, your band wants to record an album, or you think you have an idea that could make millions? You have exhausted all of the traditional means of financing: savings, banks, grants, friends and family, and you have even looked in the crack of the couch, but you can’t seem to gather the funds necessary to get your project off the ground.
A few years ago that would be it. You would pack up your idea and always look back at what could have been. But, more and more, people are turning to crowd funding to get these ideas up and running, looking to those early adopters to take a risk and fund the project without any guarantee of success.
Tony McGregor and Rock Lapalme
As the calendar flips over to welcome a new year, many Canadians begin to consider the question: “Is it better to put excess funds in an RRSP or a TFSA?”
This is a timely question as the RRSP deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline is 60 days after the end of every calendar year, which means March 1st in a non-leap year. This year, March 1st falls on a Saturday, and so RRSP contributions must be made by Monday March 3rd, 2014.
The simple answer is… it depends.