TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The release of the inaugural edition of
CPA Magazine, the flagship publication for the Chartered Professional
Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), signals the arrival of a new era.
"CPA Magazine proudly brings together the award-winning publications of
our legacy organizations and reinforces the thoughts, perspectives and
expertise of Canada's accounting profession," says Kevin Dancey, FCPA,
FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "Drawing on this extensive
knowledge and experience assures that the content is relevant,
interesting and useful."
CPA Magazine serves as a conduit of information for professional
accountants, especially within a changing landscape.
All of the country's legacy accounting bodies have either merged under
the Chartered Professional Accountant banner or are in unification
discussions. The magazine's core audience is Canada's accounting
profession but it also appeals to a much broader readership.
"We will address topics and issues that are important to professional
accountants along with Canada's top business leaders and decision
makers," says Cairine Wilson, the magazine's publisher. "CPA Magazine
is ambitious. We aim to inform and spark discussion by being a trusted
Focus groups helped determine what core readers were looking for in a
magazine. In addition to timely feature stories, there will be opinion
pieces and items focusing on management, finance, technology and
"CPA Magazine educates, engages and entertains," explains Okey Chigbo,
editor. "Its content and delivery systems ensure strong penetration in
the marketplace. If we are to connect Canadians from coast to coast, we
must deliver the magazine in a format that meets their needs."
The magazine will be published in three formats:
The inaugural issue features an exclusive interview with Kirstine
Stewart, managing director of Twitter Canada along with stories on
cyber warfare, Bombardier's new CSeries jet and the first-ever CPA
Canada compensation survey.
CPA Magazine is published 10 times a year with a circulation of 180,000
About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization established to support
unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered
Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of
Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to
all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are
committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada
and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
(CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations.
Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of
the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally.
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SOURCE: CPA Canada
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