Category Archives: Business Updates

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


“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

Speaker at Business Conference and Presentation. Audience at the conference hall.

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)

Fraudulent communications pretending to be the CRA

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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Most Financial Leaders find a move to Consulting Attractive Logo

Most Financial Leaders find a move to Consulting Attractive, as reported by Michael Weiss. Follow for the complete story:–cuEAcJpM2EffxkCYNpbWSLLtcheCwPwYhCInGsyOCdKXw0E4O8YCFmYGdoWSH-l-grO2eG2_hCTelSLRbr7fqGz4hwA&_hsmi=16830511 Have you made the transition to a Consulting profession; and if so, what advice can you give our members. Michael Weiss is a senior public relations manager for Robert Half Management Resources and Robert Half Finance & Accounting.

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9 in 10 CFOs Say A Consulting Career Is Attractive Logo

94 per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they find consulting attractive: says a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey. Follow for the entire press release: If you are a Consultant that originally was a CFO; do you have any advice for our fellow members who are thinking about it?

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Investor Perspective: ‘Helping Investors Better Understand Cash Flow’ Logo

‘Helping Investors Better Understand Cash Flow’ is the most current Investor Perspective. Investors Nick Anderson, Gunnar Miller and Tanya Branwhite discuss the merits of the proposed amendments in the following article: Are you an investor? If so do you have any  thoughts you would like to share with our members on ‘Helping Investors Better Understand Cash Flow’? See also

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