IR Leader
June 16, 2015
Enter before July 10, 2015.

Top notch corporate reporting is important to your investors. Enter the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting this year and see how your reporting measures up against other listed Canadian companies.

Here are three excellent reasons to enter:
  • Demonstrate your commitment to high quality reporting;
  • Send a strong confident message to investors by putting your reports up against the best in  the country; and
  • Receive a confidential assessment, including comments from the judges.  
“The awards showcase the best reporting models in the country but the program is about more than just bragging rights,” explains Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “It’s about participants striving to be the best through continuous improvement. In addition to recognizing winners and their leadership, the awards also provide an excellent platform from which to develop even stronger corporate reporting practices.”

Entries close July 10, 2015. Please visit the CPA Canada website for more information.
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Recognizing the need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI and the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) have developed a program that covers all relevant areas of this multidisciplinary role including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications.

This program is intended for experienced investor relations professionals, individuals working closely with investor relations professionals, and individuals who have corporate experience in a related field and are interested in gaining a solid understanding of the investor relations role.

For more information about Certification, contact Salisha Hosein or visit the Certification section on

Enrol in the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program before June 20th, 2015 for your chance to win a free enrolment in the 2015 CIRI/Ivey Finance and Accounting Tutorial.

The objective of this tutorial is to provide a crash course on transactional analysis and the accounting cycle, including the preparation of the balance sheet and an income statement. Many of the fundamental accounting concepts, including money measurement, entity concept, going-concern concept, matching concept, etc., will be discussed as well as the difference between accrual accounting and cash flow. In addition, time value of money will be discussed in order to understand the basics of valuation. | Complete Article |

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