Media Advisory - CMA Canada available to comment on 2013 federal budget on enhancing innovation, commercialization and creativity
OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada1) is available to comment in advance of, or immediately following, the release of the 2013 federal budget on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
In advance of this year's federal budget, CMA Canada recommended a number of practical proposals to enhance Canada's national creative capacity, to improve our commercialization capacity, and to enhance economic productivity. These proposals were identified and developed with the goal of sustaining Canada's economic recovery and creating quality jobs.
CMA Canada's pre-budget submission is available online at: http://bit.ly/cma-canada2013.
About CMA Canada
With 50,000 members around the world, CMA Canada grants a professional designation in strategic management accounting® and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation, and the continuing professional development of Certified Management Accountants (CMAs). CMAs provide an integrating perspective to business decision-making, applying a unique blend of expertise in accounting, management and strategy to identify new market opportunities, ensure corporate accountability, and help organizations maintain a long-term competitive advantage. To optimize the performance of global enterprises and build strategic management accounting skills, CMA Canada offers innovative executive development programs, advanced online courses, and internationally recognized knowledge management publications.
About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession in Canada. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) created the organization on January 1, 2013, to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner. CPAs will serve the public interest across all sectors of the economy with integrity, sound ethical practices, disciplined regulation and proven strategic management and financial expertise. Accounting bodies representing over 80 per cent of Canada's professional accountants are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.
1 CMA Canada and the CICA joined together January 1, 2013, to create CPA Canada as the national organization to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner.
SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of CanadaFor further information:
For more information on CMA Canada's recommendations or to arrange to speak with Mr. Richard Monk, CMA Canada's Advisor, National Affairs, please contact:
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: (905) 949-3116
Toll-free: 1-800-262-7622, ext. 3116
Bluesky Strategy Group
(for CMA Canada)
Tel: (613) 241-3512 ext. 227
Cell: (613) 255-1478