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Views from the outside

By Jemelyn Yadao In a bid to diversify, many accounting firms are looking outside the profession for their leadership talent. Jemelyn Yadao talks to partners and managers who aren’t equipped with accountancy skills, but have unique know-how that adds value to the organization. Up until last year, Jye Smith worked mostly with marketers, addressing issues around… Read More Views from the outside

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Future enterprise: assessing forms of business

We consider how our current forms of business have developed over time and the constraints they impose. Do we need more flexible business forms to support future growth? Business is conducted through a variety of legal forms including companies and partnerships. Each form has its own characteristics, such as whether the participants have limited liability… Read More Future enterprise: assessing forms of business

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Doing business in… Colombia

By Jennifer Campbell Colombia is affirming its place on the economic world stage with new trade agreements and significant GDP growth. Colombia has been an economic darling on the world stage, with real GDP growth of more than 4% from 2010 to 2014. Colombia attracted record levels of investment in 2013 and 2014, much of… Read More Doing business in… Colombia

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From CFO to CEO

By Robin Lynam Top-notch analytical skills and a strong strategic mind-set are well-known characteristics of a chief financial officer, which are also important attributes for those who are looking to become chief executive officer. Robin Lynam talks to some successful CFO turned- CEOs about their career development paths to find out what more is needed… Read More From CFO to CEO

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8 best practices for aligning strategy, planning, and risk

by Joanne Sammer, Kenneth W. Witt and Paul R. Bacon Providing effective governance presents boards and management with a formidable challenge. Here’s how one company does it. Success in business is influenced by many factors: effective strategy and execution; deep understanding of the business environment, including its risks; the ability to innovate and adapt; and… Read More 8 best practices for aligning strategy, planning, and risk

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How to Build a Good Rapport with Your Colleagues

By Ben Carpenter Four things you can do to keep a positive reputation with your colleagues. Many employees believe they have to worry about pleasing only their higher-ups; the reality is that your boss’s perception of you is largely going to be a reflection of how everybody else in the company sees you. If many,… Read More How to Build a Good Rapport with Your Colleagues