Accountants these days, like everyone else, are increasingly living and working online. In Canada, where we often feel isolated from international markets—or overshadowed by our economically powerful neighbour—connecting via Twitter can help our CPAs feel more a part of the global conversation. The medium is also a critical way to keep up with all the relevant developments in the field.\nWhile Twitter serves a multitude of purposes, for the in-the-know CPA, there are two key benefits: connecting and networking with thought leaders; and, getting the latest accounting news and information. With that in mind, CPA Canada offers the following 10 accounts for your consideration:\nCONNECTING AND NETWORKING \nJamie Golombek / @JamieGolombek\nFollowers: 4.2k / Tweets: 3.4k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: A frequent guest on CBC and CTV, a National Post columnist and York University lecturer, Jamie Golombek also finds time for his day job as Managing Director of Tax and Estate Planning at CIBC. This leading Canadian tax expert is a great first follow for any CPA looking to build their network.\n\n\n\nDiane Lebouthillier / @DiLebouthillier\nFollowers: 9.6k / Tweets: 2.1k\nWhy You Should Follow: Diane Lebouthillier is a Quebec MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and federal Minister of National Revenue. Before entering politics, she was in social work in Chandler, QC, helping to improve services throughout the region.\n \nBill Morneau / @Bill Morneau\nFollowers: 31k / Tweets: 3.5k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: Canada’s finance minister has plenty to tweet about regarding the issues of the day— as well as a genuinely likeable social media presence. Want to follow the movers and shakers of Canadian tax and economic policy? He should be on your list.\n\nCanadian Tax Foundation / @CdnTaxFdn\nFollowers: 1.6k / Tweets: 1.5k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: Founded in 1945, the CTF is arguably Canada’s best-known tax research organization. The CTF’s massive membership is composed of tax professionals, lawyers, academics and others—all united by an interest in tax policy. \n\nCPA Canada / @CPAcanada\nFollowers: 9.5k / Tweets: 7.0k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: We wouldn’t promote our own account unless we felt it was essential for Canadian CPAs and other tax enthusiasts. CPA Canada provides webinars, news, up-to-date tax information and crucial tools to support your work. Want something more? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you.\n\n\n\n \nNEWS AND INFORMATION\nINTHEBLACK / @ITBMagazine\nFollowers: 7k / Tweets: 3k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: The INTHEBLACK account and related media properties are run by CPA Australia and provide original, award-winning accounting news relevant to international audiences. Go ahead and say g’day to these publishing wizards.\n\nHarvard Business Review / @HarvardBiz\nFollowers: 4.6m / Tweets: 56k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: For general business news, there are many quality options, like FT, Forbes, and Bloomberg. What sets Harvard Business Review apart is its surprising exuberance. That may sound odd for such an established and academic brand, but HBR was fully reimagined within the past decade. It shows. \n\nCanada Revenue Agency / @CanRevAgency\nFollowers: 95k / Tweets: 11k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: For all things Canadian taxes, there are few better follows than the CRA Twitter account. A lot of the agency’s posts are useful for general audiences, but CPA pros and tax enthusiasts will find plenty to chew on as well. \n\nOECD Tax / @OECDtax\nFollowers: 9.1k / Tweets: 2.4k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: Canadian CPAs often access international financial news and data from the OECD, especially regarding developing nations. But did you know the OECD has a separate Twitter feed all about tax policy? We think it’s pretty great.\n\nFinance Canada / @FinanceCanada\nFollowers: 43.6k / Tweets: 2.7k (approx.)\nWhy You Should Follow: Sure, the CRA account may be slightly more pertinent to accountants. But having a strong sense of where the Canadian economy is headed is also critical—and few accounts provide clearer, more useful guidance than this one does.\n\nKEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING\nAny Twitter accounts you follow for tax news and updates? Post a comment below.