Pre-eminent designation for professional accountants across all economic sectors and an internationally recognized business credential
Uniting Canada’s Accounting Profession 8 Guiding Principles Continued use of existing designations Evolution to a new single core designation Retention but no expansion of member rights solely as result of the merger Development of new high-quality certification program Merged operations and governance at the provincial, territorial and national levels Focus on the CPA brand Creation of new post qualification specialty certifications Agreement on uniform regulatory and licensing framework that meets international standards
Talking with governments, employers, academics, students and other stakeholders
Hearing All Viewpoints:Survey of People who Hire CAs Results of Survey: 58% agree that differences between CA and CMA are blurring 69% agree combining the best of the CA and CMA qualification process would result in better professionals 85% agree a consistent code of professional conduct benefits Canadian businesses 72% agree having a designation aligned with both CA and CPA would be beneficial 64% agree that a single qualification process and designation will make hiring easier
The Accounting Profession in CanadaOur options going forward may be …
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