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The global accountant

After three years at the helm of CPA Canada, Kevin Dancey strides the global stage as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Accountants. He talks to A Plus about progress, public trust, and the pursuit of higher quality. As the president and chief executive officer of CPA Canada, Kevin Dancey… Read More The global accountant

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Making nature count

Natural capital accounting is a way of measuring a company’s impact on the environment. Nicky Burridge looks at the benefits and challenges of putting a “value” on natural resources. Think of a mining company that extracts copper ore from land it has rights to, and turns this ore into a product, which it then sells.… Read More Making nature count

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A new world for taxing cross-border sale of goods

In today’s increasingly digital economy, flows of goods and services can be seamlessly transacted through electronic means all over the world at any time of a day and night. Existing tax rules in most countries are not up to speed with this new economy, while the other countries are adopting their own set of rules… Read More A new world for taxing cross-border sale of goods

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Young & restless

It takes hard work, motivation, and a bit of luck to start and run a successful business. Four entrepreneurs, all Institute members, tell Jeremy Chan how they navigated uncertainties and setbacks, and how unexpected circumstances led them to become their own boss under 35. We’ve all experienced light bulb moments – those out-of-the-blue moments of… Read More Young & restless

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Fighting fraud

Catherine Williams spent more than a decade in Hong Kong as a forensic accountant. Now back home in Sydney, she tells A Plus about how she coped with technology, fraud, and male domination in her wide-ranging career, and advises how CPAs can join a stimulating specialty field. Like many international accountants assigned to Hong Kong,… Read More Fighting fraud

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Stepping up

Two first-time winners of this year’s Best Corporate Governance Awards tell Nicky Burridge about the steps they took to tighten their practices and standards, and why the journey to do better continues. For corporate governance to be truly effective it must be more than just a box-ticking exercise, according to winners of the Hong Kong… Read More Stepping up