Category Archives: Finance Updates

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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Budget 2015 – Department of Finance – News Release

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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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2015 Hiring Trends – Financial Analysts & Senior Accountants In-Demand

2015 Hiring Trends - Financial Analysts & Senior Accountants

If you hail from the ranks of skilled financial analysts, senior accountants, staff accountants or payroll professionals, you are among those likely to be in strong demand next year. The just-released 2015 Salary Guide from Robert Half lists the following as the hottest jobs in 2015:   Analysts Accounting professionals who pair financial skills with business acumen are highly sought

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5 Top Regulatory Compliance Concerns in Financial Services

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One of Financial Services organizations top ongoing concerns is regulatory compliance. Managing the issues are much more difficult than identifying the issues. But recognizing the issue commonly proves far easier than successfully managing it. What’s at stake if your business is found non-compliant? Richard White, division director of Robert Half Management Resources in San Francisco speaks on how to avoid

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Regulatory Compliance: How to Help Your Finance Team Stay Up to Date

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Regulatory Compliance is complex and always evolving. Follow here as Robert Half Management Resources discusses four strategies that can help. http://blog.roberthalfmr.com/regulatory-compliance-how-to-help-your-accounting-and-finance-team-stay-up-to-date-april-02-2015?utm_campaign=RHMR+Blog&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=16881629&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8I_MsY47Rfz4fpQ2rtyHrVzS8OHZSqj2YUjwaNkcUFHZyVukT51piAZLF9ljJdAOo7gP45bgitYl1g0ov6kNWQ9xNQLA&_hsmi=16881629   Have you been using these four strategies, if so can you share the benefit it has brought to you and your organization?

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Issue 2 of The Essentials: Presentation of Financial Statements

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Investor Alert: Issue 2 of The Essentials: Presentation of Financial Statements. All Essentials focus is to increase the investors IFRS awareness. See the following for the article: http://www.ifrs.org/Investor-resources/IASB-Investor-Education/Pages/The-Essentials.aspx As an investor: how has your transition been going from reading individual countries GAAP to IFRS Financial Statements?

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FINTRAC Director provides testimony at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

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Gérald Cossette: Director of FINTRAC provided a statement and testimony at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today. The remarks are as follows: http://www.fintrac-canafe.gc.ca/new-neuf/ps-pa/2015-03-24-eng.asp Mr. Cossette will be speaking on the broader study on terrorism financing. Do you have any input or insights that could help?

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