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Beyond compliance – Promoting excellence in financial reporting
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  • IASB publishes proposed improvements to IFRS 8

    Mar 29, 2017

    On March 29, 2017, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an exposure draft "Improvements to IFRS 8, "Operating Segments" (Proposed amendments to IFRS 8 and IAS 34)". It contains proposed amendments in five areas. Comments are requested by July 31, 2017.

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  • AcSB Annual Plan – 2017-2018

    Mar 28, 2017

    On March 28, 2017, the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) released its Annual Plan, where it sets out its objectives and planned activities for publicly accountable enterprises, private enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, along with other initiatives to be undertaken in 2017-2018.

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  • The Bruce Column — The challenge of embedding integrated reporting in North American business

    Mar 27, 2017

    Bob Laux has been a stalwart of the US financial reporting scene for a long time. Now he has taken up a new role, as North American Lead at the International Integrated Reporting Council. As he prepares for his task and the challenges "to ensure integrated reporting is at the heart of the business agenda in North America" he has been talking about his plans to Robert Bruce, our regular, resident, columnist.

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  • Updated IASB work plan — Analysis

    Mar 23, 2017

    On March 23, 2017, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) updated its work plan following its March 2017 meeting. It reveals that the discussion paper on the principles of disclosure and proposed amendments to IFRS 8 resulting from the post-implementation review are expected next week.

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  • 2017-2018 federal budget highlights

    Mar 22, 2017

    On March 22, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, presented the 2017-2018 budget in the House of Commons. The budget continues the theme of helping middle class families, growing the economy and creating jobs.

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  • Controllership in the digital era: Disruptive technologies lead the way

    published Mar 20, 2017

    Leading financial controllership organizations recognize that being tech-savvy is increasingly a core competency and a driver of competitive advantage. What disruptive technologies can your controllership organization use to distinguish itself and pursue key goals?

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  • MD&A assessment tool

    published Mar 09, 2017

    This publication is designed to be an easy-to-use tool to assess your company’s MD&A. All of the current requirements, as per National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, have been included, along with an area for users to include commentary specific to their company.

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  • CFO Insights: People analytics comes of (digital) age

    published Mar 09, 2017

    In this issue of CFO Insights, we explore the increasing need for people analytics, and why embedding such capabilities in the business can lead to greater understanding of the issues and actionable insights.

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  • Regulatory outlook for financial institutions in 2017

    published Mar 08, 2017

    Six regulatory trends to watch for. When it comes to predicting regulatory changes in the financial services sector, you have to read between the lines. Navigating the year ahead: Canadian regulatory outlook for financial institutions in 2017 outlines six regulatory trends that financial services organizations should prepare for in 2017.

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  • Unleashing the potential and power of FP&A

    published Feb 28, 2017

    In this issue of CFO Insights, we explore “The Three C’s” – capacity, capability and collaboration – and discuss how, when leveraged properly, they can propel FP&A to a higher level.

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  • Digital business: It's about so much more than technology

    published Feb 28, 2017

    When undertaking digital transformation, companies often focus on technology rather than business fundamentals. As a result, talent and corporate culture may not be prepared for and aligned with the transformation.

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