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Beyond Compliance – Promoting Excellence in Financial Reporting in Canada
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  • PCAOB Transitions for the Future

    May 17, 2018

    On May 17, 2018, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) released a speech given by William D. Duhnke, who was sworn in as PCAOB Chairman in January 2018.

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  • Global Ethics Board Consults on Professional Skepticism

    May 14, 2018

    On May 14, 2018, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) released its consultation paper, "Professional Skepticism – Meeting Public Expectations". Comments are requested by August 15, 2018.

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  • Overview of proposed IAS 8 amendments

    May 11, 2018

    On May 11, 2018, the International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) published a short overview of the exposure draft "Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8)".

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  • Impact of New Revenue Recognition Rule on the Russell 3000

    May 11, 2018

    On May 11, 2018, Audit Analytics posted an analysis on how as Russell 3000 public companies with December year-ends implement the new revenue recognition standard, they are beginning to see a pattern – smaller companies provide fewer details and generally are not as prepared as larger companies.

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  • Can Blockchain Really Change The Financial Suite?

    May 09, 2018

    On May 9, 2018, Financial Executives International (FEI) published highlights from a report survey issued by Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), which looked at the growing promise and practical challenges of applying blockchain solutions to financial reporting and accounting work.

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  • The future of investigations: Derailing fraud before it happens

    published May 24, 2018

    Technology advances and machine learning are enabling new waves of innovation for companies investigating suspicious activity and proactively addressing financial crime. How can these technologies, integrated with deep forensic subject matter knowledge, help organizations proactively identify and prevent attacks?

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  • A closer look: What's keeping CFOs up at night?

    published May 16, 2018

    The business environment is changing at a staggering pace, with rapid economic, social, and political shifts forcing companies to quickly adapt their strategies and operations. What are leading CFOs expecting, and what are they doing in response?

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  • Human capital balance sheet: A snapshot of costs, risks, and potential

    published May 15, 2018

    With talent expense being a significant P&L component for many organizations, evolving workforce models, tax reform, and regulatory changes can present considerable financial risk if not proactively addressed. How can a human capital balance sheet help executives see, understand, and align talent strategy, incorporating valuable input from HR, tax, finance, and other stakeholders?

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  • Financial reporting by First Nations

    published May 03, 2018

    This webinar highlights some key financial reporting issues faced by First Nations and discusses the evolution of public sector accounting standards to address the unique needs of First Nations.

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  • The internet of value: What CFOs need to know about blockchain

    published Apr 26, 2018

    As a distributed, shared ledger, blockchain allows users to trade and conduct transactions, transfer the assets in real time, and keep a trusted record of those events—with key advantages over traditional models. What are some use cases of blockchain across industries, and how can it help create enterprise value? Participants will learn how blockchain can yield significant cost savings, decrease transaction time, reduce risk, and increase efficiency for the enterprise.

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  • Audit Committee Resource Guide 2018

    published Apr 20, 2018

    The guide has been updated to reflect the latest developments and trends, including the SEC’s recent interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosure obligations and upcoming changes to the auditor’s report.

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  • Q1 2018 Canadian IPO Market Review: IPO activity muted but outlook remains constructive

    published Apr 19, 2018

    2018 North American IPO activity was off to a slower start relative to 2017. The sharp increase in market volatility experienced in early February due to the expectation of rising interest rates, caused a few issuers to adopt a "wait and see" approach to IPO timing. Nevertheless, there remains a meaningful backlog of Canadian companies that are getting in a state of readiness to access markets as early as Q2 of this year.

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  • Financial Reporting Insights - April 2018

    published Apr 19, 2018

    Organizations rarely see CFOs as leaders of innovation, and the reason is not that surprising. CFOs are often perceived as the ones who control innovation through spending constraints.

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