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United they stand-ardize

Insider: Kevin Dancey
September 16th, 2013

Who Kevin Dancey, president and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the new (January 2013) umbrella certification program under which Canada’s three former accounting designations—chartered accountants (CAs), certified management accountants (CMAs) and certified general accountants (CGAs)—are now being united. … Continue reading

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Learning IS the job

Certain big-name programs may get the headlines, but director education is actually a world of different practices and standards. The one constant: as demands on directors from shareholders and regulators keep growing, the need for knowledge keeps increasing, too
By Celia Milne
March 16th, 2012

IT IS WELL KNOWN that corporate directors of publicly traded companies face sharper scrutiny and disclosure duties than ever before. Education is or should be a critical ingredient in the excellent performance that corporations, shareholders, the public and regulators expect. In … Continue reading

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Follow these leaders: 2011 Corporate Reporting Awards

Start a master course in Canadian reporting with the CICA's 2011 Corporate Reporting Award winners
January 3rd, 2012

We gave a nod to Suncor Energy Inc. in the adjoining column as a leading example among Canadian issuers in sustainable development reporting. So it won’t be a total surprise to learn that Suncor has won the award of excellence … Continue reading

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The future is integrated

The real story in corporate reporting is what it says about the way companies operate, and how shifting demands and expectations—from shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders—are driving business to embrace the big picture
By Cooper Langford
January 3rd, 2012

SIXTY YEARS AGO, when the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants began its annual program honouring best practices in corporate reporting, public companies could be certain of at least one thing: the audience for their statements consisted almost exclusively of well-heeled … Continue reading

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Putting risk in its place

Escalating expectations, obligations and unwelcome surprises have directors losing sleep worrying about risk oversight. The solution lies in a mix of tried-and-true leadership and the latest knowledge and tools
By Cooper Langford
November 23rd, 2011

WHEN YOU’VE SPENT close to two decades as a CEO, held more than a dozen positions on high-level boards, and have board or executive experience in four distressed situations, you’ve earned the right to the first word on risk. “Risk … Continue reading

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Best practices at dawn

It turns out competition isn't just the lifeblood of the marketplace. It's also the mother of innovation in Canadian corporate reporting
By Dana Lacey
December 25th, 2010

Acceptance speeches at awards events are rarely quotable, rarer still when the awards are recognizing excellence in corporate reporting. But there was a moment at this year’s gathering for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 59th annual Corporate Reporting Awards … Continue reading

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