Price Report of Accounting Services

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The purpose of this survey is to measure the price change of accounting services on an annual basis.

Additional information

Why do we conduct this survey?

Statistics Canada uses the data collected from this survey to produce indexes that measure changes over time in the prices of various accounting services. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.


Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes.

Contact and business information

Please note that some information is provided in the language in which it was communicated to us.

If needed, please make corrections to the above information using the corresponding boxes below:

  • : Questionnaire Identification Number
  • : Legal name
  • : Business name
  • : Contact name
  • : Title
  • : Email address
  • : Address (number and street)
  • : City
  • : Province/territory or state
  • : Postal code/zip code
  • : Country
  • : Coverage

Business activity

Business activity - Question identifier:1.

Does this business provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping or payroll services?

  • : Yes
  • : No

Business activity - Question identifier:2.

For your business' fiscal year, provide the percentage breakdown of revenue according to the following activities.

If actual figures are not available, your best estimates are acceptable. Previously reported data may be displayed. Verify and correct if necessary.

  • a: Audit, review and related services
  • b: Other assurance services
  • c: Bookkeeping, compilation, payroll and general accounting services
  • d: Tax preparation services for corporate clients
  • e: Tax preparation services for individuals and unincorporated businesses
  • f: All other services
  • g: Total

Reported business activities

Reported business activities - Question identifier:3.

Press Start to complete the required questions for each activity below:

Reported business activities - Question identifier:4.

In <reference year>, did your business still conduct audit, review and related services for the engagement: <client identifier>?

  • : Yes
  • : No

Reported business activities - Question identifier:5.

Provide your own client identifier for the selected engagement.

You can use this internal identifier to assist with future reporting for this survey.

  • : Client identifier

Reported business activities - Question identifier:6.

Report the invoiced amount for this engagement (excluding taxes) in <previous year> and <reference year>.

  • a: Invoiced amount in <reference year>
  • b: Invoiced amount in <reference year>

Reported business activities - Question identifier:7.

Did the nature or details of the work performed for this engagement change between <previous year> and <reference year>?

For example:

- number of billable hours increased or decreased
- change in scope of services provided to client
- change to financial reporting standards (regulations, IFRS, CAS, etc.)
- change in level of expertise of personnel assigned to the engagement
- No
- Yes - Provide a brief description of these changes.

100 characters available

Reported business activities - Question identifier:8.

You indicated that the nature or details of the work performed for <client identifier> changed between <previous year> and <reference year>.

Estimate the dollar value of these changes.
Negative variations can be identified by using negative values (-).

  • : Dollar Value

Contact person

Contact person - Question identifier:9.

Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information.

Is <First Name> <Last Name> the best person to contact?

  • : Yes
  • : No
  • : First Name
  • : Last Name
  • : Title
  • : Email address
  • : Telephone number (including area code)
  • : Extension number (if applicable)
  • : Fax number (including area code)


Feedback - Question identifier:10.

How long did it take to complete this questionnaire?

Include: Time spent gathering the necessary information.

  • : Hours
  • : Minutes

Feedback - Question identifier:11.

Statistics Canada reviews all feedback. We invite your comments about this questionnaire.


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