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Articles from Vol. 72, No. 8, October

Developing Accounting Standards: Playing the Zero-Sum Game
Proposals submitted by CMA Canada on developing Canadian and international accounting standards appear to have been disregarded by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Task Force on Standard Setting. The task force is recommending that CICA...
Financial Prowess
How does your organization's finance function compare? What can managers do to drive positive change? Here's a look at how benchmarking can help There's a dilemma in today's staff functions. Most senior managers in finance and accounting know radical...
Full Speed Ahead: How to Move toward Full Accrual Accounting for Capital Assets
How to move toward full accrual accounting for capital assets To move toward full accrual accounting for capital assets, federal government departments will be faced with many implementation challenges. Here's an overview of the need for improved reporting...
Generous Help
Federal and provincial incentives reduce the after-tax cost of R&D Here's how to benefit If your company performs research and development (R&D) in Canada, strong federal and provincial tax incentives make the after-tax cost of R&D less...
New World Order: Redefining Future Executive Information Systems
Information management systems have been evolving rapidly over the past decade as companies grapple with the challenges of compressed business cycles, rising customer demand and a global, expanding customer base. But to date, the battle to provide executive...
Picture This: How to Win the Attention of Your Audience with a Dynamic A/V Presentation
Recently, a management accountant for a reputable construction firm was asked to a make a financial presentation before an internal, cross-functional team. A responsible player, he put together what he believed was a detailed and well-organized presentation....
Reading between the Lines: Gain Strategic Advantage by Managing Information and Transforming It into Knowledge
Gain strategic advantage by managing information and transforming it into knowledge In his book, Canada's Best Careers Guide, Frank Feathers makes several important observations: "At the rate at which knowledge is growing, by the time today's newborn...
Sense of Duty: How to Avoid NAFTA Verification Problems
With the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now fully phased-in, Canadian importers and exporters are benefiting.from the duty-free status of goods traded with the US. Importers claiming the benefits of the NAFTA lower duty rates may be experiencing...
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