On June 24th the Chartered Professional Accountants Act was proclaimed into force by the government of British Columbia. The Act unifies the accounting profession through the amalgamation of the Certified General Accountants Association of BC, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and the Society of Certified Management Accountants of BC.
The CPA designation is Canada’s pre-eminent accounting and business designation. With more than 38,000 members and students in B.C. and over 190,000 members across Canada, CPAs are providing crucial financial expertise to businesses in every sector of the economy.
Chartered Professional Accountants play key roles within diverse segments of the economy, including industry, public accounting, education, government, and the not-for-profit sector. We offer a strong set of accounting and managerial skills required for today’s complex and evolving environment. CPAs are broad-minded, forward-thinking professionals who undertake appropriate analysis, exercise good judgement, communicate effectively, and act to protect the public interest.