Eight years after the Accounting Standards Board decided to adopt international reporting standards in Canada, Canada has become a significant influencer for standard-setting on a global scale.

News on the scammers who didn’t get away with it, including repeat convict-turned-pastor Barry Minkow, a BC accountant who defrauded Simon Fraser University and a Pennsylvania woman who has been accepting social security benefits paid to her dead mother for more than thirty years.

Italy’s capital is not only full of cultural relics such as the Colosseum and Pantheon, it’s also the country’s centre for major corporate head offices.

Calgary accountant Lisa Costello has proven her flair for business, by bringing the first Canadian location of UK-based natural health and beauty retailer Neal’s Yard Remedies to Canada.

Allow CPA Magazine to introduce you to a few of the profession’s fast-rising stars. They come from across the country and across sectors and they are outperforming in business, finance and professional expertise. From setting strategy to setting standards, their achievements are all the more impressive when you consider they are aged just 40 and under.

For entrepreneur Carol Leaman, it’s important to create a culture of innovation and collaboration.

A clear and uncomplicated vision, the ability to set priorities and execute them, and a strong executive presence can make the difference between a weak leader and a great one.

The war on money laundering is on, and accountants are caught in the crosshairs. But what does one do when a client just doesn’t pass the smell test?

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