Category Archives: Business Updates

Want to Inspire Innovation at Work? Here Are 5 Ways

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Savvy businesses are always looking for ways to inspire innovation at work. Good leaders know that success comes from unconventional thinking and visionary ideas. And creativity is not just for computer companies, artists or ad agencies. In accounting and finance jobs, novel approaches can streamline operations and improve the bottom line. What’s more, when employees feel that management listens to

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The Biggest Fears for CFOs

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What are the biggest fears for Canadian CFOs? As a follow up to our article: What are your biggest fears as a CPA?, we examine the primary concerns for Canadian CFO’s in 2015. Based on the quarter’s findings in 2013, Canadian CFO’s were, in general, more optimistic than their American counterparts, which is a significant change from what was reported before. Deloitte’s Q1 CFO

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Accounting & Finance – Talking Brass Tacks and Bottom Lines

TORONTO, July 9, 2015 /TheGAAP.net/ – For individuals on the outside it can often feel like those in the financial world use a language all their own, with enough acronyms, formulas and jargon to make their head spin. So it’s no surprise that financial professionals have trouble trying to get across complex financial information to coworkers. In a Robert Half Finance

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Experts Advise Investors on Greek Debt Crisis

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ThinkAdvisor posted that “Vanguard’s Davis, BlackRock’s Koesterich and more commented on Greece’s debt crisis and what it could mean for investors” “Joe Davis of Vanguard.” It’s what every investor is talking about: Greece. On Tuesday, four market experts around the U.S. each commented on Greece’s debt crisis and what it could mean for investors.   Read further: http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2015/06/30/4-experts-advise-investors-on-greek-debt-crisis Visit TheGAAP.net daily to be

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Networking at the Top: 7 Tips for Current and Aspiring CFOs

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“The importance of networking is no secret to any accounting and finance professional – particularly those who have already made their way up the ladder. But brushing up on networking skills is never a bad idea, even for experienced finance managers and chief financial officers.” as posted by Robert Half Management Resources on February 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM They go

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IFRS 3 – Accounting for Business Combinations

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With merger and acquisition activity at an all-time high, accountants have to know how to apply IFRS 3 – Business Combinations. They are expected to know the rules for integrating the acquired company’s assets, liabilities and equity, and how to assign fair values to them, advise management on the choice of options offered by this standard, include all of the

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Frauds pretending to be the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Important notice: Beware of fraudulent communications The Canada Revenue Agency has a security announcement stating that they are aware of scams involving email e-transfers of funds. CRA goes on to say payments are only made via: direct deposit or by cheque, they don’t use INTERAC e-transfers. While taxpayers may receive telephones, mail, text messages or emails, they could also receive

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Budget 2015 – Department of Finance – News Release

Economic action plan for the budget in 2015. Department of Finance.

The Minister of Finance:  Joe Oliver tabled Economic Action Plan 2015 In short: The deficit has been reduced from $55.6 billion at the height of the Great Recession to a projected surplus of $1.4 billion for 2015–16. Reduced the small business tax rate to 9 per cent by 2019 Provided manufacturers with a 10-year accelerated capital cost allowance to encourage

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