MONTREAL, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A group of chartered professional
accountants wanting to make a positive contribution to the wellness of
populations in need, for the most part from outside our borders, has
just set up an organization called CPA Sans Frontières. This new
organization thus joins the ranks of other 'Sans Frontières/Without
Borders' projects initiated by the international cooperation
organization called Terre Sans Frontières.
CPA Sans Frontières is intended to volunteer the professional services
of public accountants in their recognized areas of specialization to
NGOs and organizations serving populations in need, while supporting
the development of local competencies. During their humanitarian
missions, volunteers will support and accompany various local groups.
This administrative and accounting support aims at achieving
sustainable development in the field and is a complement to the local
resources which will remain at the centre of all interventions. In
fact, a first group of CPAs is getting ready to fly out to Haïti on a
first exploratory mission on May 29. This will allow for the
development of an intervention strategy with Terre Sans Frontières'
The organization can already count on the support of the Ordre des
comptables professionnels du Québec. CPA Sans Frontières' mission is
also in line with the Order's wish to develop an action plan with
regard to sustainable development. "The accounting profession is guided
by the values of integrity, excellence, thoroughness, commitment and
open-mindedness. In fact, the creation of this organization goes to
show that CPAs get involved in their community and are totally devoted
to serving causes that are important to them", reminded Daniel McMahon,
FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order.
"We are extremely happy to offer CPAs our cooperation, as we invite them
to join 'Sans Frontières/Without Borders' projects, so that they can
volunteer in their field of competence and support our
mission" rejoices Robert Gonneville, Director General of Terre Sans
About CPA Sans Frontières
CPA Sans Frontières is an organization that is intended to volunteer the
professional services of public accountants in their recognized areas
of specialization to the CPAs of organizations serving populations in
need, while supporting the development of local competencies.
About Terre Sans Frontières
Terre Sans Frontières is an international cooperation organization which
supports and strengthens partners from down South who are active in the
fields of education, health, potable water and community development.
It partners the Canadian pubic, including various professional
organizations, to initiatives meant to improve the wellness of the poor
down South and in Canada.
About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 35,600
members and 6,500 candidates. The Order ensures the protection of the
public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of
expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial
accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.
SOURCE: CPA Sans Frontières
For further information:
CPA Sans Frontières
Nicolas Blais, CPA, CA
Vice President - Communications
T 581 996-7225
Terre Sans Frontières
T 450 659-7717 
Ordre des CPA du Québec
Manager, Public Affairs
T 514 288-3256  • 1 800 363-4688