How do up-and-coming business leaders view the future of Canada’s accounting profession and the financial community in general? We recently spoke with two up-and-coming chartered professional accountants (CPAs) for their views on that important question.
Sustainability is an important issue for any chief financial officer, particularly when it comes to making sure the organization has the financial resources to stay in business. For Pamela Steer, sustainability goes well beyond the financial picture to encompass other issues, notably environmental, social and governance matters.
It’s an understatement to say that Erfan Kazemi joined the mining industry at an interesting time. It was 2011, a year in which gold prices reached their peak of almost US$1,900 per ounce. They would fall later that year and largely continue on a downward trend, reaching a low of less than US$1,100 an ounce in late 2016. Prices have recovered modestly since then.
On any given day, you might find Brad Chapman chatting with students on campus at Centennial College, be it in the halls or while working out at the athletic facility. His role as Chief Financial Officer puts him in charge of the numbers, but Brad clearly has a passion for the students who are at the heart of the college’s vision of transforming lives and communities through learning.
This article is based on an interview conducted with David Garofalo on November 19, 2018.
What does the chief financial officer of the future look like? As a long-time executive in the energy and agricultural industries and Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2008, Bruce Waterman has plenty of perspective on what it takes to succeed and what the landscape for financial leaders looks like down the road.
CPA Canada sponsored article. Today’s unpredictable and constantly changing world is making it increasingly challenging for organizations to chart a path forward. To thrive today, tomorrow and in the future, organizations must find ways to achieve sustainable, long-term success. And CFOs, because of their skills and knowledge, will play key roles in making this happen.
The mining industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Today, as it becomes harder to find new ore deposits and ore grades diminish, miners worldwide are looking to technology to improve safety, productivity and efficiency. And it’s giving rise to a digital and talent revolution. Canada’s CFO of the Year Award finalist Carol Banducci, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of IAMGOLD Corporation, has seen the transformation firsthand.
CFOs around the world are being called on to take on new, broader responsibilities to help their organizations thrive in a business environment that grows more complex every day. Canada’s CFO of the Year Award finalist Nathalie Bernier knows this first-hand: the CFO of PSP Investments (PSP) has been leading the strategic transformation of her organization.
Technological change and the spectacular growth of online shopping have completely transformed the retail sector over the past decade, and Ottawa’s Shopify Inc. has played a pivotal part in this global transformation.