Category Archives: Business

Plan Cross Training Now or Be Prepared to Have to Contend to Cover Someone’s Position Later

Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB)

Does your company have a policy on cross training? How about you? I learned early in my management career the pain of not cross training as follows:    The scurrying to discover what the position was responsible for How the work would be distributed to our team that was already stretched to the limit The further difficulties of putting a job

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Do You Want to be a Successful Manager; Then Start Your Day With a Proactive Morning Routine

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Your morning proactive routine should begin by being positive and self-confident. It shows and those around you will be more inclined to believe you are capable and the right choice for the job. Shake hands; say it’s nice to meet you etc. and you’re in the same company then make sure you say hello to everyone in your department. Be

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What are the 10 KPI’s that every CFO Dashboard must have?

What are the 10 KPI's that every CFO Dashboard must have in 2016?

Any Canadian business looking to stay competitive by making real-time data driven decisions needs to align itself with systems and tools that allow quick and effective decision-making. A business dashboard that has the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can give you full access into the entire scope of a business at a glance. For the critical role of a Chief

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Beyond the Numbers: CFOs Looking for More Strategy

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Toronto, ON. – Businesses value accountants who are strategic thinkers, but the results of a Robert Half Management Resources survey suggest company-sponsored training in this area is not always available. Nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) Canadian CFOs said strategic thinking abilities are important for accounting and finance professionals – 31 per cent of those interviewed feel they are mandatory.

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Planning communications – a straightforward approach

Communication

Business in Canada has a treasure trove of communication tools unlike any period in the past. Yet, effective communication within the business continues to be a struggle. The most successful companies communicate well – unsuccessful ones don’t. Communication planning does not need to be a grand, resource-consuming initiative. The key is to step back and assess the situation…then make a

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3 Directions to Take Your Business Analyst Career Path

Robert Half

Skills, experience and the desire for a new challenge: what you’ll need to take your business analyst career path in a different direction. Consider exploring one of these three options when you’re ready to make a fresh start — and build on your current strengths and abilities. By Robert Half Management Resources on Monday, April 13, 2015 1. Business analyst

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5 Ways CFO and CIO Collaboration Can Benefit the Business

As reported by Robert Half Management Resources With technology increasingly integral to the operation of the finance function — and the business, in general — chief financial officers and chief information officers find they’re seeing a lot more of each other lately. A survey by Robert Half Management Resources and Robert Half Technology found that more than half (51 percent) of

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Job Opportunity – Principal, Public Sector Accounting

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CPA Canada is seeking an individual to join the public sector accounting team to develop accounting and financial reporting standards for the public sector in Canada. The Opportunity The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) was created to serve the public interest by establishing accounting standards and providing guidance and other performance information reported by entities in the public sector. Reporting

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How to Deliver Constructive Criticism in the Workplace

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As posted by Robert Half Management Resources Constructive criticism is much more than a routine staff management responsibility. Consistent, concise and honest feedback should also be a recurring feature of any long-term professional development plan. If you’re hoping to train your employees to take on more advanced roles in the organization and meet your succession planning objectives, constructive criticism is

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