“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” -Warren Buffett New ERM Framework In September 2017, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) published its revised enterprise risk management (“ERM”) framework which is now titled ERM – Integrating with Strategy and Performance. The original framework called ERM – Integrated[…]
Every internal audit function has its own internal audit framework which is Internal Audit Charter (the “Charter”). The Charter outlines the organizational status and role of the internal audit function, independence and governance, etc. However the Charter usually provides high level guidance, and therefore, it is also essential to have a robust Internal Audit Manual[…]
It is crucial to have someone in the team who is able to manage company’s finances and keep financial house in order.
“Benchmarking provides an inventory of creative changes that other companies have enacted” – John Langley We are living in a volatile world constantly changing and evolving. Intense competition requires the businesses to remain fit and ready for daily challenges. As Bill Gates noted in his book “Business at the speed of thought”, nowadays the businesses[…]
The fraud perpetrated by employees, top management, or third parties is a vital risk and threat to any business that should be properly addressed.
“We are only tenants, and shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that lease has expired” – Joseph Jefferson. Overview The IASB published IFRS 16 Leases in January 2016 with an effective date of January 1, 2019. The new standard will replace existing IAS 17 rule and will require lessees to recognize nearly all[…]
Preparing your annual tax returns is always considered a tedious task, however knowing the changes is very crucial and allows you to be proactive for the upcoming year.
Background The Carbon Levy came into effect January 1st, 2017 and will be charged on all fuels that emit greenhouse gas emissions at a rate of $20/tonne in 2017 and $30/tonne in 2018. Fuels include diesel, gasoline, natural gas and propane. The amount of Carbon Levy applied to each fuel is based on the amount[…]
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso According to the study done by the Royal Bank of Canada, one in four business owners who are at the age of 50 of small and medium-sized business want to sell their business within the next five years. Unfortunately, 77 percent of owners do not[…]
We would like to refresh your memory with the Corporate Rates. As we remember previous year brought us a new federal government, which also brought us some tax changes. Some of the taxes are more technical in nature. The federal general tax rates are unchanged and remain at 15% for 2016. However, some provincial general,[…]