Global CPA Report Sept.‌ 14, 2016
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PowerPoint: Advice for sabotaging your slideshow
Here’s what not to do if you want your PowerPoint slideshow to succeed.
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Questions to ask yourself to improve your leadership
These four questions explore experiences from multiple angles. Answering them can improve leadership skills and style.
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Americas
Quiz: How well do you know Microsoft Outlook?
With more than 400 million active users, Outlook is one of the world’s most popular email applications. Take this test to find out how knowledgeable you are about some of Outlook’s most formidable features.
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Defined benefit plan participants can receive lump sum and annuity under new rules
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued new rules giving retirement plan participants greater flexibility in choosing how to receive their pension benefits.
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Technology risk: It's more than cybersecurity
Hackers dominate the headlines, but organizations should also take steps to guard against other dangers.
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New cyberattacks threaten tax professionals
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US presidential election's impact minimal on hiring, spending
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Asia
China considers tax reform that shapes consumer demand
Following changes of the value-added tax in May, China is considering additional tax reforms to keep up with shifting consumer demands.
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Where Deloitte sees growth opportunities in China
Deloitte is hiring in mainland China and Hong Kong to tap the increased demand it expects in consultancy services.
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Australia
How changes in lease accounting will affect leasing strategies
The chief executive of CPA Australia explores the effects IFRS 16 leases will have on leasing strategies. The new international accounting standard takes effect in 2019.
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Singapore and Australia agree to automatically exchange financial account information
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Europe
Finance bill amendment would empower UK to seek more corporate tax transparency
The U.K. government accepted a finance bill amendment that could force multinational companies to disclose publicly how much tax they pay in each country they do business.
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How the Irish feel about a €13 billion Apple tax windfall
Ireland’s political landscape and the government’s strategy to attract foreign investment flavor the domestic debate about whether to accept the taxes the European Commission says Apple owes Ireland. 
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Top UK accounting firms increase fee income by 7.6%
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Digital client advisory services
The interactive workshop “Digital Client Advisory Services Roadmap,” Sept. 22–23 in Englewood, Colo., prepares public accounting firms to successfully move their client accounting practice to the cloud. Leading experts will share their knowledge of the cloud gained through years of personal experience. 
 

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