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February 20, 2013
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  • OECD report highlights profit-shifting trend
    A report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development asks governments to counter an increase in global profit shifting, in which multinational corporations move profit to a lower-tax jurisdiction. If Group of 20 finance ministers endorse the report, a draft action plan might be produced this year, and changes to tax law could start in 2015. CGMA Magazine (2/18), Reuters (2/12), BBC (2/17), The Wall Street Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 4 ways to boost partner accountability
    Partners pulling in different directions on priorities or failing to pull their weight on performance can rip a firm apart. Learn effective strategies for enhancing accountability, get ideas for check-in meetings and sample partner goals, and find out how a compensation committee can work. Journal of Accountancy (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why companies struggle with cybersecurity
    Study results suggest more than half of information technology professionals underestimate emerging, relentless cyberthreats, even though they think their organizations are able to detect them. CGMA Magazine (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Risk lessons accountants have learned from natural disasters
    Three accounting executives whose firms were pummeled by some of the most destructive storms in recent U.S. history talk about what they learned about preparing for natural disasters. Economists and businesses worldwide are paying closer attention to the threat of severe weather. CGMA Magazine (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Canadian accounting body is off to rocky start
    A Canadian effort to combine accounting-certification bodies under a national entity, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, has been only partially successful. Only two of three accounting bodies support CPA Canada. AccountingWEB (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • What being a CFO in Singapore means
    A landmark study by the Singapore CFO Institute to learn about key responsibilities taken on by chief financial officers in Singapore and factors that help or hinder them has identified six key findings. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Australia eyes tax transparency by multinationals
    Australia is considering ways to make federal tax paid by multinational companies more transparent. The Treasury is collaborating with an appointed group of business specialists to make suggestions. Critics say Australia is taking this approach to increase tax collection to fill budget gaps. Australian Financial Review (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Best-practices tool to assess and manage privacy
    The AICPA's Privacy Principles Scoreboard is a tool that helps organizations and CPAs who serve them follow best practices in making sure information about customers and employees remains private. That includes ongoing assessment and evolution of comprehensive programs to address collection, usage, retention or disclosure of personally identifiable information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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