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News on the scammers who didn’t get away with it, including a BC man caught with 27 fake credit cards and a Texas man who attempted to kill the judge presiding over his tax fraud case.

Alex Bilodeau has garnered every mogul medal achievable; now he’s going for something else: his CPA designation.

CPA Canada takes home the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award at the 2014 Financial Education conference in New Orleans. Plus, three more regions pass CPA legislation, while surveys show that 3 in 10 Canadians have been victims of financial fraud.

New European audit reforms will have global implications and, perhaps, unintended consequences, say three prominent Canadian organizations. CPA Canada, the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) and the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada (ICD) are primarily concerned about the audit committee and boards of directors losing control when it comes to making the final decision on an external auditor. “The changes will affect more than just Europe,” says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO of CPA Canada. Dancey, together with Brian Hunt, CEO of the CPAB, and Stan Magidson, president and CEO of the ICD in Canada, voice their concerns about the recent changes in Europe.

The AcSB has completed a comprehensive review of the strategy it implemented in 2005, which involved adopting separate accounting frameworks for publicly accountable enterprises, private entities and not-for-profit organizations.

In March, a TD Bank survey found just 57% of employees use all their vacation days. Workers today are less loyal, so why do we spend more time at work?

Planning for succession lets you put steps in place to protect the business you’ve spent a lifetime building. It’s also a vital aspect of retirement planning that allows you to exit the business successfully when you want to.

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It’s probable that someone you know is deep in debt. If you are observant, you might see one of these seven signs.