Monday, May 25, 2020

Alumni leads courier service in delivering PPE to frontline healthcare workers

 Shikha Gandhi

COVID-19 has seen entire industries retooling their production to make personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. With all the PPE that’s being produced, Purolator Canada was the logistics company selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Federal Government to deliver the PPE to hospitals across the country.
 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Pension Challenges Due to the Virus Crisis

Neal Stoughton, Professor of Finance

Among the many significant impacts of the recent crisis is the effect on individual pensions. Retirees are heavily dependent on other pension funds or savings as the average social security benefit is only $1500 per month. Pensions can come in many forms such as 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, defined benefit, and defined contribution.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Making smart financial choices in times of crisis

Tracy Hilpert School of Accounting and Finance

Worrying about finances can impact your physical and mental well-being and create strain within relationships. In a summary of research communicated by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 48% of Canadians say they’ve lost sleep because of financial worries.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Does corporate income tax avoidance require risk-taking?

 

In a recent study published in The Accounting Review, Assistant Professor Kaishu Wu, School of Accounting and Finance and his colleagues David Guenther and Ryan Wilson (both at the University of Oregon) examine whether high levels of corporate income tax avoidance are achieved with additional risk-taking. In other words, do firms first exhaust relatively “safe” tax planning strategies before turning to “risky” strategies, as they pursue more tax savings?

Monday, May 13, 2019

Unrecognized Asset Values affect the Relation between Equity Returns and Debt Valuation Adjustment

When a firm suffers from a credit downgrade, will it be possible for the firm to record a large unrealized gain in its income? The answer is yes under the accounting standard SFAS No. 159 of the U.S. GAAP.

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