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  • How to turn constraints into opportunities

    When we come up against a constraint in the workplace, such as a lack of resources or an impossibly short time frame, we tend to see it as a limitation, which ultimately stifles creativity and performance. But what if we started to look at constraints as opportunities instead?
  • 6 capabilities of transformational leaders

    Increasingly complex demands are being placed on leaders as social change, shifts in the global economy, resource scarcity, and technological advances disrupt long-standing business models. Leaders are being called upon to create new ways of working to meet these challenges and to drive cost reduction without destroying value.
  • BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting: The Practical Impact for Corporate Tax Departments

    On Sept. 16, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its first set of deliverables regarding its Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). Included was the highly anticipated final version of its recommended Action 13 country-by-country template, which multinational companies will use to report their income, taxes paid, and other indicators of economic activity.
  • 7 ways CFOs can keep up with rapid changes in technology

    Rapid change in technology has become the biggest source of pressure on company finance and accounting teams.
  • The Skills Businesses Want In A CFO

    Hiring the right CFO is crucial for organizational success, particularly as the finance function is increasingly relied on for strategic counsel. Knowing what companies want in a CFO can help young professionals develop their careers so they’re ready for the job.
  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Employee Fraud and Theft

    Q: Which internal accounting controls can help prevent fraud? A: This is a vast topic covered by countless books and consultants, so let’s narrow it down to employee fraud and theft.
  • How to make flexible working work

    As work/life balance becomes a higher priority for professionals worldwide, more companies are offering staff the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Five ways to strengthen your company's core

    Your business needs to develop capable management if it wants to grow. Here’s how to do that.
  • Midsize Companies Are Gearing Up for M&A

    Growing optimism in the economy, stronger corporate balance sheets, and greater liquidity in the financial markets are giving CFOs of the nation’s mid-size companies the confidence to continue to focus on expansion this year. As such, M&A is expected to be an important tool for finance leaders to drive growth through 2015.
  • Measuring the Return on Character

    hen we hear about unethical executives whose careers and companies have gone down in flames, it’s sadly unsurprising. Hubris and greed have a way of catching up with people, who then lose the power and wealth they’ve so fervently pursued. But is the opposite also true? Do highly principled leaders and their organizations perform especially well?

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