Category: Lead

Why is a skilled talent pool important for business in BC?

One of the four recommendations made to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in the latest CPABC Budget Submission is a need to attract skilled talent from across the globe to BC in order to improve on

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5 quick steps to building your personal brand

By Robert Murray Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budgets every year on marketing and in particular branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have large departments staffed with brand zealots that work tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand

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3 ways the workplace is changing and how to exploit it!

By Lesley-Ann Marriott Like it or not our workplace is changing and at a pace we can barely track.  The good news?  Our work world reflects the dynamic global economy and our emerging customer base. The bad news? We aren’t

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The 7 deadly sins of strategy

By Robert Murray Strategy should be simple, however it is often complicated by people who don’t understand strategy. Bold statement? Maybe. My experience has been that most organizations do not fully (or even partially) execute on a business strategy that

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CPABC Member Recognition Program Nominations Deadline: September 15

  Every year, CPABC recognizes its members for their achievements in the accounting profession and communities. The deadline for this year’s nominations is September 15, so if you know an outstanding CPA, nominate them for one of the following CPABC Member

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Leading from the Heart: The 18-Inch Journey

Tommy Spaulding is a world-renowned leadership expert, an acclaimed speaker, and a bestselling author. In the July/August 2016 issue of CPABC in Focus magazine, Tommy discusses heart-led leadership and the 18-inch journey: If you want to grow as a leader—if you want to make

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What Young Accounting Professionals Want Now

By Cheryl Cran Traditionally, professional firms have been built on a structure that included standard working hours with a ‘work comes first, life second’ mentality. In today’s workplace expectations for greater work-life balance—particularly among millenials and Generation Y workers—have changed

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The state of enterprise risk management in Canada

The number of Canadian organizations with risk management plans in place may surprise you.  A recent study of 320 financial executives conducted by CPA Canada and Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)  found that one in five organizations do not

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What industry needs to know about Aboriginal title

What are the implications of Aboriginal title?  What questions do companies need to ask?  What are the practical implications of the William v. British Columbia decision? In the fall 2015 issue of CPABC Industry Update, we ask these questions and

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Disclosures on the rise for audit committees

Public company disclosures are on the rise due to legislative and regulatory changes. In particular, audit committee disclosures –  and their oversight of the company’s external auditors – have increased according to a study by The Center for Audit Quality

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