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Canadian Chartered Accountant Excels in Business and Music

By John Shoesmith When David John Pike steps out on-stage this month for Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of Puccini’s Tosca, he’s bringing what he feels is a unique advantage to the challenging role of Scarpia, the chief of police who gets stabbed to death in the second act. “People tell me I have a fresh… Read More Canadian Chartered Accountant Excels in Business and Music

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Millennials Hold Innovative Businesses in High Regard

By Sabine Vollmer Companies that foster creativity and innovation are highly regarded among the world’s next generation of business leaders, according to a new survey. The millennial generation believes innovation benefits society and business, because it promises to address top challenges such as pollution, climate change, income inequality and shortages of water, oil and skilled… Read More Millennials Hold Innovative Businesses in High Regard

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Finance Chief Plan to Increase Business Partnering

By Arvind Hickman Finance teams are planning to invest more time and resources into business partnering despite the barriers that hinder its effectiveness, such as inadequate systems and skills. These are the key findings of a recent Deloitte report, Changing the Focus: Finance Business Partnering, based on 134 interviews with senior finance professionals from organisations in… Read More Finance Chief Plan to Increase Business Partnering

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Consulting and Accounting firms compete for the same business in China and Hong Kong

By Alfred Romann Alfred Romann looks at the state of the consulting business and how pure consulting firms and accounting firms are competing in the Greater China market. Just as schadenfreude had to be borrowed from German to ex­plain the concept of expressing delight at someone else’s mis­ery, there is no pre­cise English expres­sion for… Read More Consulting and Accounting firms compete for the same business in China and Hong Kong