Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2021

Internet of Behaviors 
The Internet of Behaviors (IoB) captures the trail of data that people lives leave behind from a variety of sources; information can be used by public or private entities to influence behavior. 

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Fraud and Going Concern: Do the Auditor’s Responsibilities Need to Evolve?

By Karen DeGiobbi, CPA, CA

Karen DeGiobbi, CPA, CA, is a Principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards, with the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB). She is leading the AASB’s recent activities and outreach around fraud, going concern and the expectation gap.

In today’s environment, challenged with the impact of COVID-19 and the global pandemic, attention to the topics of fraud and going concern when auditing financial statements has only increased.  This focus, however, is not new.  In the last several years, significant corporate failures have raised concerns globally over eroded trust in financial reporting. 

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The Aftermath of the Pandemic Lessons from the Past

By Gerald Trites, FCPA, FCA

Marchionne di Coppo Stefani lived in Florence during the great plague of 1348. He wrote about it in his Cronaca Fiorentina. 

The Black Death started in Florence in March, 1348, with the first wave continuing until September, a period of six months. There were successive waves until 1350. During that time, Florence's population was reduced from around 120,000 inhabitants to around 50,000. In Europe overall, some 30 – 50% of the population died. There were other outbreaks over the next few centuries.

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CPA Founding Partner

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, has chosen to become a founding partner of ThinkTwenty20.