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Are the chickens coming home to roost?

By Trevor Wilson #MeToo has the potential
 to substantially disrupt the attitudes that have been forbidden topics of discussion in corporate Canada. I have been aware of sexual harassment in the workplace for many years. Much of it shows up in reviewing employee attitude surveys that ask whether employees have either witnessed or experienced harassment… Read More Are the chickens coming home to roost?

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“Like” is not enough

By Lisa van de Geyn Brands are spending more and more on social media in the hope that it will lead to greater exposure and increased sales. But is the payoff worth the investment? Sixty-year-old actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Her death came at the end of what was deemed a… Read More “Like” is not enough

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Brexit: the time has come for clarity

The provisional agreement thrashed out between the UK and European Union in December does not do enough to clarify what the transition to Brexit will mean for business. That is the verdict of nearly seven out 10 Chartered Accountants in the latest ICAS Brexit Tracker survey. The survey asked respondents whether they found the provisional… Read More Brexit: the time has come for clarity

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The CFO as a chief risk manager

By Paul L. Walker, CPA, Ph.D., and Mark L. Frigo, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D. Disruption is driving risks for every organisation. CFOs can play a critical role in helping organisations proactively manage them and create value. The role of the CFO in managing enterprise risk and creating future value continues to evolve in this dynamic and… Read More The CFO as a chief risk manager

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Modernising cost management systems in emerging economies

By Anil Kshatriya, ACMA, CGMA To reach their full potential, small and midsize companies in emerging countries must pay special attention to modernising their cost management. Companies in emerging economies that are labour-intensive and technologically under-invested must give special attention to cost management. A strong culture of cost-consciousness translates into bottom-line growth, but limited resources… Read More Modernising cost management systems in emerging economies

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The threat within: tackling insider fraud

There is much debate about the external cyber risks facing organisations, but how can firms cope with insider threats? The EMEIA Fraud Survey 2017, which was published by EY in June of last year, suggests that there is room for improvement in Ireland’s corporate culture with some staff prepared to bend the rules to meet… Read More The threat within: tackling insider fraud