J.A. Souza

About J.A. Souza

J.A. Martinez Souza is a former State Finance Minister (Brazil) and a business executive. He is based in Canada and is an expert on doing business in Brazil.
  • Doing Business in Brazil

Doing Business in Brazil? Beware of Brazil Taxes … And More!

Investors doing business or looking to do business in Brazil must beware of the "Brazilian Cost." Brazilian cost or Brazil cost is a term coined by economists and entrepreneurs to define the additional operational expending incurred when doing business in Brazil. The Brazil cost has its roots in three great cost centres: the extreme Brazil taxes, [...]

Doing business in Brazil, it’s not for beginners!

By J.A. Souza, February 18 2012 Brazil, is one of the members of BRIC, and is ranked  as one of the world’s top five economies. For analysts the Brazilian economy will be growing steadily, promoting external investments, broadening their commodities’ exportations, and raising expectations to a new lower middle class. As a result, executives and [...]

By |February 18th, 2012|International Business, Leadership|0 Comments

O Jeito Brasileiro

Brasil, um dos membros do BRICs, foi recentemente classificado como uma das cinco maiores economias do mundo ( the world’s top five economies). Para analistas a economia brasileira estará crescendo firme, promovendo investimentos externos, alargando as exportações de commodities e, criando expectativas para uma nova classe media (new lower middle class). Como resultado, executivos e [...]

By |February 18th, 2012|International Business, Leadership|0 Comments

Bons tempos e Maus Tempos – Uma Dicotomia de Líderes

Executivos e empresários estão sempre preocupados com o ambiente econômico. Como será a previsão econômica para o próximo ano, como a economia se expandirá, qual será a inflação projetada, as taxas interbancárias, o nível de emprego, a produção e, o que esperar do comportamento dos consumidores. A economia necessita ser analisada, bem como  picos e [...]

By |January 28th, 2012|Leadership, Management|0 Comments

Good Times and Bad Times – A Leader’s Dichotomy

By J.A. Souza, January 30, 2012 Executives and entrepreneurs are always concerned with the economic environment. They ask, what will the macro economic  forecast be for the next year and how will the economy expand?  What will be the projected inflation and interbank rates be? What will the employment level be, the production, and what [...]

By |January 28th, 2012|Leadership, Management, Marketing|0 Comments

Cash Flow Analysis

J.A. Souza is a former Brazilian legislator and business executive. He is an expert on doing business in Brazil and a member of the Accomplished Executive team at Boardroom Metrics. After Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the American credit rating, concerns around the globe and in capital markets went into nervous tension. The Euro’s crisis [...]

By |August 17th, 2011|Accounting, Governance, News|0 Comments

A Análise dos Fluxos de Caixa

J.A. Souza is a former Brazilian legislator and business executive. He is an expert on doing business in Brazil and a member of the Accomplished Executive team at Boardroom Metrics.   ~~~***~~~ Após o rebaixamento do credito dos Estados Unidos da América pela Standard and Poors as preocupações deram volta ao mundo gerando nos mercados [...]

By |August 17th, 2011|Accounting, Governance, News|0 Comments

Auditing and Forensic Accounting

I have been observing that companies providing auditing, compliance, and assurance are investing in multidisciplinary teams to perform forensic accounting services. The market for accounting professionals in the forensics stream seems to be growing. After the Enron & WorldCom era, measures were taken to comply with new requirements but, most recently, the sub-prime mortgage crisis gave to shareholders and public in general the idea that boards, audit committees, and public accounting firms, failed to prevent fraudulent operations. Why were they unsuccessful? What could be done by corporations besides implementation of proper regulation? It is certain that one of the solutions lies on how corporations will expand their policies of fraud prevention.

By |August 11th, 2011|Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Governance, News|0 Comments