Unification of the Accounting Profession

From the CGA Canada website:

“UNIFICATION OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION
CGA-Canada united with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) under the CPA banner on October 1, 2014. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession here at home and internationally.”

“Canada’s accounting profession is united under a new single designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The profession’s national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada, represents and supports more than 190,000 members across the country. CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada has consolidated the operations of three national accounting bodies: The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants of Canada and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It also issues guidance on control and governance, publishes professional literature and develops certification and continuing education programs.”

More from the CPA Canada website: https://www.cpacanada.ca/en/the-cpa-profession/uniting-the-canadian-accounting-profession

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