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Lessons learned: entrepreneurial start-ups

A Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey released September 2010, found that Canada is undergoing an entrepreneurial revival triggered by the economic crisis and the economic recovery now underway in Canada. Working for yourself, and starting your own business, is a goal many business professionals strive for. For CMAs considering making an entrepreneurial leap, Mark Mawhinney, CMA shares some [...]

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IFRS: Transfer pricing considerations

By Laura Thomas, CMA “Transfer what?”  Transfer pricing can have implications worth millions of dollars, yet it’s an area of taxation that isn’t well understood by many business professionals.  In July 2010, Canadian pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline, won the right to appeal Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) landmark transfer pricing adjustment.  If the decision is reversed, it could mean GlaxoSmithKline will avoid [...]

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2010 Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Awardees

Congratulations to Glynn Spelliscy, CMA, FCMA and Robert Stuart, CMA, FCMA our 2010 Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Awardees. Glynn Spelliscy, CMA, FCMA Glynn received his designation in 1948 – 62 years ago! He began his career with Canada Safeway Limited in 1938 and earned his CMA designation 10 years later. Glynn had many roles with Safeway, and eventually became Vice President, [...]

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2010 Volunteer of the Year Awardees

Congratulations to our 2010 Volunteer of the Year awardees – Jennifer Helmersen, CMA; Matt Murray, CMA; Jeffrey Sparling, CMA and Bob Taylor, CMA, FCMA. Jennifer Helmersen, CMA Since graduating with her CMA in 2007, Jennifer has been a strong supporter of the Society. For the past four years, she has volunteered at every CMA Career Night and CMA Networking Night [...]

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CMAs, Thank You! The 2010 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Annually, the BC Society holds an appreciation luncheon for the many members, candidates and students who volunteer on behalf of the Society. This year’s luncheon saw over 100 BC CMAs, candidates and students gather at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver on Friday, September 24, 2010. Keynote speaker, Aklilu Mulat, CMA, FCMA, Chief Operating Officer, HOPE International Development Agency and moderator [...]

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August 2010 CMA E-news

CMA e-news – CMAs’ source for Society News, Events and CPLD. Read August’s issue online. In this issue: call for speaker submissions for the 2011 Leadership conference, AGM and Board of Director nomination notices, reminder for all CMAs about CPLD reporting, community board/volunteer opportunities,  local chapter CPLD events and much more. CMA e-news is CMA British Columbia’s monthly e-newsletter. Not [...]

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Summer 2010 Update magazine

The summer 2010 issue of Update magazine is now out.  If you missed your copy in the mail (home delivery started July 29), read the online version today. In this issue: customizing the MS Office ribbon in excel, things to consider for your business during economic recovery, strategic planning, how small changes can turn into a movement, development plans for [...]

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Best practices for Internal Audit

The words audit or auditors can send accounting departments leaping into action or strike fear into others. But is this reaction warranted? Tom Peerless, MBA, CMA shares why you shouldn’t fear your next Internal Audit as he dispels the myths around Internal Audit, reviews the Internal Audit process and its role in goverance in series of articles for Update magazine. [...]

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Suggestions for increasing empowerment

How many of the following ways of increasing empowerment do you actively encourage at your workplace? Could any of the following tips bring some of your fellow colleagues or direct reports out of the sidelines and into the spotlight?  Some useful tips to consider this summer… 1. Position Centrality and Criticality * Expand personal communication networks (internal and external). * [...]

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June 2010 CMA e-news

CMA e-news – CMAs’ source for Society News, Events and CPLD. Read June’s issue online. In this issue: view photos from CMA BC’s sold-out 2010 Leadership conference, subscribe to HST updates from the CRA, reminder for all CMAs about CPLD reporting, community board/volunteer opportunities,  local chapter CPLD events and much more. CMA e-news is CMA British Columbia’s monthly e-newsletter. Not [...]

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