The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has joined Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), completing the integration of the country’s national accounting bodies.
CPA Canada was established last year by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada).
“With integration, we are one of the largest national accounting bodies in the world,” says Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “A common vision with a strengthened voice gives Canada’s accounting profession greater influence both at home and abroad.”
Timing for use of the CPA designation will vary across the country because the profession is provincially regulated. In some provinces, legislation has passed and in others it is progressing.
Immediately following CPA Canada’s Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2014, Bob Strachan, CPA, FCMA, was appointed chair of the board of directors and Alain Côté, FCPA, FCA, assumed the position of vice-chair.