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17/02/2017
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Sustainability is good business

By Aaron Watson

Nobel Peace Prize winner, philanthropist and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on immigration, democracy and the need for chartered accountants to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Chartered accountants work across many industries in many countries. What can they do to influence business and political leaders to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 

It is well known that you can only manage what you measure and chartered accountants are those professionals whose job it is to measure. That means they have huge influence on companies’ governance.  Continue Reading →

17/02/2017
by GAA Accounting
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The impact on data analytics on business

Data analytics is transforming the way business operates and the different skills that are needed to stay ahead of the competition. Audit insights: data analytics explores the impact of data analytics on business and provides management with a high-level approach to data analytics. Continue Reading →

17/02/2017
by GAA Accounting
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2017: a year of abundance

By Dwayne Bragonier

Thanks to the power of cloud computing, 2017 promises to bring huge breakthroughs in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Welcome to 2017, a time when things that were once impossible to imagine are becoming a reality, thanks to the power of cloud computing to eliminate physical barriers and increase access and capacity for all, regardless of race, culture, location or socioeconomic position. Continue Reading →

17/02/2017
by GAA Accounting
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The new intolerance in the age of Trump

By Trevor Wilson

Would Donald Trump’s infamous “locker-room banter” count as unacceptable workplace behaviour?

As I was standing at an intersection recently, I glanced over at the pole on the corner and was greeted by a poster entitled “Dear White People.” It was an invitation to join the alt-right movement for those “sick of being blamed for all the world’s problems caused by minority groups and immigrants.” I’m not in the habit of reading or even noticing street posters, but this one got my attention. Continue Reading →

17/02/2017
by GAA Accounting
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Let’s hear it for the boss

By Stacy Lee Kong

No one wants to be a subpar manager. Here’s how to up your game and be a standout boss.

When Ilana Zeidel, a tax accountant at a mid-sized Toronto firm, was promoted to a management role for the first time, there were tricky moments. “At first it was a bit awkward to be reviewing and evaluating the performance of people who had been my colleagues and peers,” she says. Continue Reading →

17/02/2017
by GAA Accounting
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Business etiquette: how to follow up after an interview

By Lisa van de Geyn

If you think the interview went well, it doesn’t hurt to follow up with a phone call, a card or a simple gift.

Most of us don’t know what the proper protocol is after we’ve gone in to meet with a prospective employer for the job of our dreams. Continue Reading →