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Five issues on the minds of CEOs in 2017

By Andrea Murad Today’s CEOs have much to contend with when navigating a company towards success. Along with maintaining profitability, the challenges are unique, and no matter the industry or business size, companies need to align projects with goals to be able to expand. “It’s not just about sales growth, it’s about scale – meaning all… Read More Five issues on the minds of CEOs in 2017

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Ethics as innovation

By Karen Wensley A culture that encourages individuals to look at issues from different angles is likely to attract great people and win awards for creative solutions. I was recently sitting in a boardroom waiting for a meeting to start. I had never met the person opposite, so we introduced ourselves and asked each other… Read More Ethics as innovation

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CPA firms struggling with succession

By Ken Tysaic Some leaders say staff members aren’t ready for important tasks. As members of the Baby Boomer generation age, CPA firms are struggling to find ways to replace soon-to-retire partners, a new AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) survey reveals. The percentage of multiowner firms with succession plans has decreased. Despite the aging… Read More CPA firms struggling with succession

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Ethics: a new path of duty

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) has embarked on a major revamp of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. After 35 years and adoption or use in more than 100 jurisdictions, IESBA’s Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants is entering a new phase in its evolution, one that could have far-reaching implications.… Read More Ethics: a new path of duty

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LGBTI in the workplace

by Claire Scobie Inclusion of the lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities is a significant work issue, but some employers still aren’t catching on. When Suzi Russell-Gilford takes the podium at PwC leadership events, she likes to bring her whole self to the stage. As a partner in tax, her brief is usually… Read More LGBTI in the workplace