Professional matters: news and views for members — May 2014

News on recent CPA publications and on the 2014 Corporate Reporting Awards


A how-to guide on sustainability reporting

Customers, clients, investors and others are watching you. CPA Canada's A Starter's Guide to Sustainability Reporting can help you deliver what they're looking for — maybe before they ask.

The 62-page document is designed for any organization new to sustainability reporting. In a highly accessible and practical way, the guide covers important topics such as how to prepare ("Getting Your House in Order") and what to prioritize ("Reporting on What Matters Most"). It's chock-full of real-life examples that come from experienced sustainability reporters such as TD Bank, MEC and Unilever. The guide also offers step-by-step advice, tips for successful implementation, ideas to help engage stakeholders and strategies for spreading the word through social media. Download your copy at


Put your name on the cover

Now you can make CPA Canada’s award-winning publication your own.

A Canadian’s Guide to Money-Smart Living helps you manage money and achieve financial freedom. With your firm’s name and contact information on the front cover, the guide reminds clients that you’ve got their best interests at heart.

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Report cards

You get more than a chance at bragging rights when you enter the 2014 Corporate Reporting Awards. You also receive a confidential, independent assessment of how your reporting stacks up against best practices. The awards are open to publicly traded companies and Crown corporations. Find out more at Enter by July 11.


IFRS resources available

Get application insights and examples for:

    IAS 12 (Income Taxes)
    IAS 16 (Property, Plant and Equipment)
    IAS 23 (Borrowing Costs)
    IAS 36 (Impairment of Assets)
    IFRS 6 (Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources)

New topics in the Viewpoints series are available for oil and gas (Revising an Existing Decommissioning Liability) and mining (Capitalization of Borrowing Costs and Accounting for Share Purchase Warrants Issued).

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