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Beyond Compliance – Promoting Excellence in Financial Reporting in Canada
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  • IASB discusses redeliberation plan for proposed IFRS 17 amendments

    Nov 20, 2019

    On November 19-20, 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) held its meeting in London and was given an overview of the feedback received on the exposure draft ED/2019/4 "Amendments to IFRS 17" and discussed a plan for redeliberating the proposed amendments.

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  • Summary of the October 2019 GPF meeting

    Nov 19, 2019

    On November 19, 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) released a summary of its meeting with the Global Preparers Forum (GPF) in London on October 8, 2019.

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  • OSC makes doing business easier for Ontario market participants

    Nov 19, 2019

    On November 19, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) moved forward with more than 100 specific actions to reduce burden for market participants doing business in Ontario’s capital markets. As these changes are made, individuals and businesses regulated by the OSC can expect to see enhanced service levels, less duplication and a more tailored regulatory approach.

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  • ISA 540 (Revised) implementation support: Audit client briefing

    Nov 19, 2019

    On November 19, 2019, the International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 540 (Revised) Implementation Working Group released an Audit Client Briefing (Briefing) based on the Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) Audit Client Briefing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), published in October 2019 and is used with permission of CPA Canada.

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  • Update – AASB expands key audit matter reporting

    Nov 08, 2019

    On November 8, 2019, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) released an update following the feedback it received on its Exposure Draft, Communication of Key Audit Matters in the Auditor’s Report.

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  • Auditing in the crypto-asset sector

    Nov 07, 2019

    On November 7, 2019, the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) released its 2019 inspections insights on auditing in the crypto-asset sector. There are currently 48 Canadian reporting issuers with activities in the crypto-asset sector. Those activities include a variety of crypto-asset trading strategies and crypto-asset mining.

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  • A Roadmap to Comparing IFRS Standards and U.S. GAAP: Bridging the Differences Image
  • A Roadmap to Comparing IFRS Standards and U.S. GAAP: Bridging the Differences

    published Nov 18, 2019

    This publication explores some of the key differences between IFRS® Standards and U.S. GAAP that are effective as of January 1, 2020, for public business entities with a calendar-year annual reporting period. Although this Roadmap does not capture all the differences that exist between the two sets of standards, it focuses on differences that are commonly found in practice.

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  • IFRS model financial statements 2019

    published Oct 30, 2019

    These financial statements illustrate the presentation and disclosure requirements of IFRSs for the year ended December 31, 2019 by an entity that is not a first-time adopter of IFRSs.

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  • Board and committee agendas: A 20/20 focus

    published Oct 24, 2019

    Topping board and committee agendas in 2019 were topics including board composition and compensation, as well as corporate social purpose. Which issues may demand focus from the board and committees in 2020?

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  • Canadian public company financial reporting update: Q3 2019

    published Oct 24, 2019

    This webinar, part of CPA Canada's public company financial reporting webinar series, provides you with the current updates on matters of relevance to publicly listed companies, including key changes to IFRS and Canadian securities legislation.

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  • Controllership analytics: From data to value

    published Oct 23, 2019

    The importance of high-quality data and analytics for the controllership function often resonates but is rarely executed using a consistent framework and strategy. How can the controllership function better align the promise of data and analytics with the value it actually provides?

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  • CFO Insights: Internal mobility—Finding the hidden gems in your workforce

    published Oct 22, 2019

    In this issue of CFO Insights, we’ll explore why companies often have so much difficulty recognizing qualified job candidates who are right in front of them; what they can do to help thaw a culture that freezes employees in place; and the less obvious benefits that can come with making internal candidates easier to access.

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  • Economic outlook October 2019: Growth persists amid uncertainty

    published Oct 21, 2019

    Despite ups and downs on the global front, Canadian growth was exceptionally strong in the second quarter of 2019. Overall, the country’s economic activity expanded by 3.7 percent—a welcome change from the two prior quarters of virtually no growth. But, with slower global growth and plenty of risks looming on the horizon, the key question is: will this pace of growth last?

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