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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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Conducting your career audit

If you want a change in your career this year, it’s best to first take stock of where you are before you can figure out where you want to go. According to recent figures from survey of registered attendees to a November Jobs Expo, 45% of respondents are employed but unhappy and looking to change roles.… Read More Conducting your career audit

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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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Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

By Chris Sheedy Onboarding a new employee is the first good impression a company can make – but why do so many businesses get it wrong and how can the process improve? A study by recruitment firm Robert Half claims that 98% of Australian businesses recognise their onboarding systems and processes are insufficient. Most surprising… Read More Good onboarding = staff retention + high performance

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Future-proof your business

As the ‘future of work’ debate continues, leaders can take three practical steps to future-proof their business. Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing. Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations, new disruptions and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector… Read More Future-proof your business

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The business of climate change

Mardi McBrien has no illusions about the cost and complexity of creating a sustainable planet. As Managing Director of the ClimateDisclosure Standards Board, she explains to George W. Russell how she engageswith investors, regulators and accountants to bring about reform of financialreporting to reflect risks to the environment. In October, when the Intergovernmental Panel on… Read More The business of climate change