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A modern forecast that is dynamic and flexible can significantly improve your ability to account for multiple scenarios and assess the impact of business decisions.

Most businesses use the Internet to connect with customers, promote work and stay competitive, but they may not understand common security pitfalls. Explore best practices that will help you maximize impact and reduce online risk.

Making analytical decisions based on robust financial information is key to financial success and sustainability. This virtual classroom offering, new from CPA Canada, focuses on creating better strategic forecasts for organizations and improving cash flow management.

Strong communication skills are critical for financial leaders. In this virtual classroom, you will learn how to create and deliver effective presentations that resonate with stakeholders and drive decision making.

Learn about cryptocurrencies, related regulatory developments and the primary issues involved in accounting for them under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

This webinar, part of CPA Canada’s IFRS webinar series, provides you with the latest updates on issues of relevance to Canadian public companies, including key changes to IFRS and Canadian securities legislation.

Effective budgeting and operational planning is the backbone of sustainable and profitable business models. This virtual classroom offering, new from CPA Canada, digs deeper into the role of operational and successful financial planning.

Attend the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group meeting in-person or virtually via livestream. Virtual observers will be able to see and hear the discussion in real time along with those attending in person.

A strategic approach to finance is the backbone of sustainable forecasting models. Dig deeper into the impact your operational planning and budgeting have on financial stability and service delivery in the public sector.

This webinar highlights some key financial reporting issues faced by First Nations and discusses the evolution of public sector accounting standards to address the unique needs of First Nations.

Understanding how pricing and customer profitability affect your bottom line is the first step toward maximizing it. This self-paced online course will help increase your understanding and support better decision-making for pricing and profitability.

Watch this video course to get the essential skills needed to recruit, create contractual provisions, and exercise optimal retention practices for the Millennial generation in small to medium-sized firms.

This webinar discusses current developments that will affect your firm, including the review engagement standard, the redeemable preferred shares standard, proposed restrictions to income splitting and how technology can help automate your practice.

Learn about the latest version of the income sprinkling rules, what these new rules mean, where there are areas of uncertainty and how to effectively plan under this new regime.

This webinar will focus on service enhancements and changes for the T1 filing season and provide an update on the concrete deliverables that the CRA will implement and their impact on CPAs.

Do you represent or advise a Canadian NFP organization, or are you a user of not-for-profit entities’ financial reports? If so, get to know the latest financial reporting developments that may change your financial statements.

Participate in this free webinar if you are seeking strategies to manage stress and demands in your work/life. A proven methodology will help you to plan your capacity and sustain it throughout the year.

Get an overview of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s My Business Account and “how-to” instructions on popular services.

Being able to react and adapt to climate change is important for financial success and organizational sustainability. Explore new resilient business models that account for climate change in your business strategy.

Explore proactive tax strategies with one of Canada’s top tax and wealth columnists, Jamie Golombek, to help identify the right approach for you and your clients.

This webinar discusses current developments that will affect your firm, including changes to ASPE, how to use the work of management’s expert, budget 2017 tax changes and an audit data analytics tool for clients.

For many executives, ethical decisions can be challenging. Learn why it’s important for CFOs to embrace ethics in choices that have repercussions not only for themselves, but organizations and the public as well.

The federal government recently released proposed tax changes for private corporations and high net worth individuals. Explore the tax planning strategies affected, the changes targeting these strategies and the implications for business owners and advisors.

If not determined properly, fair market value can expose your clients to considerable risks. Learn about the concepts and best practices to ensure the integrity of your valuation activities.

Participate in this Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) webinar to learn about new accounting and reporting revenue proposals.

This free webinar will focus on actions staff members can take to best leverage their manager and how implementing these ideas will improve a manager’s ability to coach.

The SBD is back in the spotlight, with recent changes affecting CCPCs and partnerships across Canada. Find out which structures are impacted, the new filing obligations and options for your firm and clients with this free webinar.

Find out about changes to ASPE, new and revised assurance standards as a result of new auditor reporting, tax issues relating to property division on relationship breakdown and the features of Knotia.

Participate in this Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) webinar to learn more about the AASB’s proposals for revising the standard on auditing accounting estimates and related disclosures.

In this free webinar, learn how every word, phrase, interaction and even silence can have a profound ripple effect – for good, better or worse.

Do you represent or advise a Canadian entity that uses IFRS, or are you a user of IFRS financial statements? Learn about developments that may change IFRS financial statements.

Do you represent or advise a Canadian private enterprise, or are you a user of private enterprises’ financial reports? Get to know the latest financial reporting developments that may change your financial statements.

Participate in this webinar to learn about the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB)’s new exposure draft for not-for-profit organizations in the private sector.

Find out about the proposals in PSAB’s exposure draft with regards to recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of obligations associated with the retirement of tangible capital assets.

This webinar discusses changes to ASPE and potential amendments to accounting standards for NFPOs, new assurance standards, tax issues on relationship breakdown and potential liability associated with Notice to Readers.

CPA Canada and the CRA are co-hosting this free, one-hour webinar to ensure continuous improvements to the design and delivery of services that: enhance the taxpayer and tax preparer experience, minimize the administrative burden, and facilitate the migration to electronic services.

Learn how to build presence and enhance your confidence, influence and performance in this free webinar.

Unequal access to leadership roles for women may be an underlying cause of the gender pay gap at senior levels. So what can we do about it?

Learn about the different ways you can volunteer your knowledge and expertise through our program to better the overall state of financial literacy in Canada.

In this free webinar, discover strategies to handle your inner critic so you can achieve greater success.

New tax rules for calculating safe income can trigger unexpected capital gains tax on inter-corporate dividends. Find out which transactions might be affected and how you can protect your clients from unexpected taxes.

Explore the fundamentals of safe income and safe income on hand for Canadian corporations. This online course addresses legislative changes to the Income Tax Act as of September 2016.

Learn how to apply ethical tax practices in your work as a professional accountant or tax practitioner.

Are you thinking of applying for a position to serve on a board of directors? This webinar will walk you through 10 questions to help you assess your qualifications and prepare you for the opportunity.

This free webinar provides practical coaching tools that you can use right away to enhance your managerial and team experience at work.

Cybersecurity is a big issue, but what should CPAs do about it? Develop an understanding of key concepts associated with cybersecurity and learn how to construct an organizational strategy to help mitigate risk.

Are you a Canadian entity, an advisor to one, or a user of their financial statements? Then you need to be up-to-date with the developments in financial reporting standards that can mean changes to financial statements.

Discover the importance of information systems (IS) auditing and learn how to optimize your organization’s processes and technology control infrastructure.

Get up-to-date technically and explore current thought leadership in the profession. Top sessions from The ONE address critical issues in accounting, finance, leadership and tax.

Get to know the complexities associated with 21st-century corporate ethics and learn how you can foster a higher standard of ethical behaviour in your organization.

Do you have a burning question for the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) or International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)? Register for this webinar and submit your questions in advance.

Are you current on the key developments that affect your practice?

Virtual teams can manage their work and personal lives more flexibly, and they have the opportunity to interact with colleagues around the world. Learn how your company can use the best global talent while significantly reducing expenses.

Follow the life cycle of a not-for-profit or charity organization from start to finish, and learn how to connect its mission to successful implementation strategies that comply with relevant regulation and legislation.

The best of the 2016 Commodity Tax Symposium West is a bundled series that includes seven sessions focusing on the most important indirect tax issues facing Western Canadian businesses.

This webinar focuses on your capacity to grow, meet challenges and take on greater responsibility, all of which are key ingredients for career success.

The webinar will provide useful information to practitioners involved in GST/HST, excise duty and tax, and corporation tax return preparation on important new technology enhancements that CRA is introducing in 2016 and 2017.

Conflict is inevitable and it can be difficult to keep your cool in an uncomfortable situation. This interactive webinar will provide you with practical tools to defuse problems, avoid miscommunication and resolve interpersonal conflicts more effectively.

This webinar, part of CPA Canada’s IFRS webinar series, highlights the basic requirements of IFRS 16 Leases, considers possible business implications, and suggests an action plan to implement the new standard.

Learn about recent amendments to guidance on non-GAAP financial measures and the related disclosure expectations.

Capital budgeting is a dynamic process that involves investing organizational resources to achieve future benefit and returns. This webinar covers traditional financial factors and other key variables to ensure the best value for your business.

This followership/leadership webinar is for everybody who cares about having more influence and impact at work. Based on over 10 years of research, the session offers a host of new ideas and practical advice.

This engaging and highly practical webinar shows what you, as a financial professional, can do to lead strategic change in your organization.

This month’s session discusses the 2015 annual improvements to ASPE, practice inspection results related to audit engagements, personal tax planning and return preparation, and a framework to tackle cognitive bias.

Each year, fraud has a devastating effect on the lives of thousands of Canadians. This webinar helps volunteers, family, friends and coworkers understand fraud and protect against scams.

This webinar will provide useful information about new technology enhancements from the CRA that affect practitioners preparing personal tax returns. It will cover key information introduced for the 2015 personal tax return filing season.

Tap into the research and science beyond what works and what doesn’t, and dip into some neuroscience, positivity truths and myths and behavioural principles.

Join CPA Canada, along with the CRA’s small and medium audit directorate, for a joint broadcast on the CRA’s approach to tax law compliance for small and medium-sized businesses.

Learn the value of working in an organized manner to save time, energy and your health. Setting goals of accomplishment provides greater productivity and results in fewer mistakes, less stress and enhanced motivation.

Participate in this Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) webinar to learn about the AcSB’s approach to considering how private enterprises should account for biological assets and agricultural produce.

In this webinar, Cindy Kottoor will review the role and goals of the external auditor and highlight the value auditors bring and the benefits for your organization.

Make sure you’re up to date with developments in the standard when preparing financial statements as a Canadian private enterprise using ASPE.

Being able to narrow a presentation down to the essentials, structure it properly and then present it in a way that is most relevant to your audience is absolutely critical to your professional success.

In this webinar, the chair of the AcSB will give a briefing on recent IFRS developments, how the AcSB influences international standard-setting, and an update on the AcSB’s next strategic plan.

Learn about practice inspection results related to ASPE financial statement presentation, the testing of journal entries, an update on current tax events, and the identification of fraud risk factors in smaller clients.

This course is designed for indirect tax professionals that handle real property. Dive into the thick of HST/GST rules for both commercial and residential property.

If you haven’t started saving for retirement yet, there’s still hope. Learn about an easy-to-follow plan for retirement in 10 years or less.

Hear highlights of the AcSB’s 2016-2021 Draft Strategic Plan and how you can provide input into its finalization.

Our essential course provides an excellent foundation in tax theory and rules governing partnerships, as well as practical guidance on tax compliance requirements.

Receive a briefing from the AcSB chair on recent IFRS developments, steps the AcSB takes to influence the development of IRS and how you can have input into the AcSB's next strategic plan.

Learn about recent developments related to ASPE Section 1591, the AASB’s exposure draft on a new standard that would replace Section 5020 on Association, trust and estate taxation rules, and the importance of accepting quality clients.

Learn about a variety of structures your clients can use in long-term tax planning to ensure an effective transfer of business interest.

Learn how to be ready, see beyond the chaos and spot new opportunities. Receive practical tips on how to adapt, since change will inevitably occur in the workplace.

Discover the basic income tax implications of estates and trusts.

Acquire a broad overview of GST/HST-related topics, including useful tips and common traps.

This is a rare opportunity to ask questions of International Accounting Standards Board Chair Hans Hoogervorst about IFRS and the role that Canada plays in influencing the development of international standards.

Build an excellent foundation in the basic principles of transfer pricing for international operations and develop strategies that work to reduce tax risk.

Participate in an AcSB webinar to understand the changes to the accounting for Subsidiaries and Joint Arrangements resulting from the issuance of sections 1591 and 3056 in September 2014.

As a professional, your cognitive skills have helped you reach your current level of success. Learn how emotional intelligence (EQ) – the ability to manage yourself and relationships – is what makes you a star performer.

Whether you are an aspiring leader, emerging leader or someone who has been in the role for some time, there is always room to up the ante on your leadership-ability.

As part of our objective to help smaller companies understand the significance and practical operational implications of new standards, this webinar provides an overview and discussion of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.

Learn how revisions to ASPE for the 2013 annual improvements process and Form T1135 will affect your practice. Review important clauses to be included in engagement and representation letters and when to apply Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 600 in a group audit.

Learn how to create effective tabular data sets in Excel so that you can better organize and analyze financial information.

Improve your ability to create and work with PivotTables so that you can more effectively summarize, analyze and present financial data.

There is increasing recognition of the relevance of materiality and risk to a wider scope of assurance engagements. Learn how to reduce the likelihood of not detecting material misstatements.

Get up to speed on the U.K. taxation system and the principal areas of English law with our informative course.

The subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR) resonates throughout today’s business community. Get a sense of recent CSR developments, the important impact they have on business and the role of the accounting profession in CSR.

Take the next steps to pursue or advance your management career by learning about the knowledge and skills required to excel as a leader in your organization.

Become a member of AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning section and gain access to essential resources, advocacy and guidance you can count on to advance your practice.

Gain the fundamental information and tools needed to master making spreadsheets in Excel.

Learn the purpose of logic and reference functions, and how to use them. Take a deep dive into lookup functions, including VLOOKUP(), and become a master of Excel functions.

Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile into a powerful networking tool that will yield better contacts, impress existing clients and gain the attention of prospective ones.

Learn the five rules of creative leadership and the strategies that will help you and your team implement measures to encourage employees to take more risks and engage in big-picture thinking.

Learn how to complete income tax returns and minimize taxes payable for deceased taxpayers.

Are you ready for busy season? This webinar will help you organize your workflow and get prepared for your audit and review engagements.

Learn the six advanced life skills you need to excel as a leader in every aspect of your life. This webinar will equip you with practical tools you can apply immediately at work and home.

Changes that will affect the reporting of revenue by public sector entities are on the way. This webinar introduces the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB)’s Statement of Principles on Revenue, which proposes a single framework for categorizing revenues to enhance the consistency of revenue recognition and its measurement.

Business valuation errors can have a big impact on decisions based on an organization's value. This webinar examines valuation errors and oversights and discusses how to detect and prevent them.

Learn what questions directors should ask when focusing thought and discussion on key strategic choices and their associated risks.

Learn how to overcome barriers to women's progress, retention and development in the accounting profession. Find individual and organizational strategies to improve the status of women in accounting.

Your board must adopt a written code of conduct and monitor it to make sure that a culture of integrity pervades your organization. Learn how to develop a code or to assess and revise the one you have.

The greenhouse gas assurance market segment continues to grow in Canada. Get more information on the Canadian Standard on Assurance Engagements (CSAE) 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements, which deals with assurance engagements to report on an entity's greenhouse gas statement.

The Canadian auditor's report is facing some potentially dramatic changes since the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) sought input in its Invitation to Comment (ITC) mproving the Auditor's Report. The input the IAASB receives will be used as a basis for revising International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 700 Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements. This webinar discusses the significant changes that are likely to occur when the ISA is adopted.

Are you wondering how to report on supplementary matters to third parties, separately from reports on audited or reviewed financial statements? This webinar, hosted by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB), discusses proposed Canadian Standard on Related Services (CSRS) 4460 Reports on Supplementary Matters Arising from an Audit or a Review Engagement.

Learn to ask the right questions to ensure your board is appropriately involved in the important information technology (IT) decisions facing your organization.

Standards for not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs) differ from other standards in the CPA Canada Handbook - Accounting and CPA Canada Public Sector Accounting Handbook. This webinar outlines proposed improvements to standards for NFPOs to make financial statements more comparable and understandable.

Resilience — the ability to react and adapt — is key to business survival. Explore the latest innovative tools and approaches to business models, along with how to lead strategic change in your organization.

Learn about the most common tax claims advanced against accountants so you can take steps to prevent a similar situation occurring in your office by using the Tax Risk Questionnaire, developed specifically for CPAs.

Ethics are the core foundation of what auditors bring to the general public. Learn why it’s important to embrace ethics, and how your judgment has a significant impact on the audit profession’s values and services.

Ethics is at the core of every CPA’s professional reputation. In this special six-part podcast series, you will explore a wide range of ethical and governance issues impacting CPAs across sectors.

For business consultants, ethics are central to the values and services they offer clients. Learn about the significant impact of ethics on professional conduct within the consulting area.

Technology is changing how we do business, while new innovations can help increase your efficiency. In this special six-part podcast series, you will explore the latest tech opportunities and challenges affecting CPAs across sectors.

Keep building your knowledge and skills with this comprehensive course that guides you through key elements of financial management for the public sector.

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