Canada's Chartered Accountants Celebrate World Accountancy Week

    TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Canada's Chartered Accountants are joining the
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in celebrating World
Accountancy Week.
    The special week, running through to Saturday, recognizes the valuable
contributions of more than 2.5 million professional accountants around the
world. The work of accountants, collectively and individually, helps to foster
the integration and efficiency of international business and the capital
    World Accountancy Week commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the founding
of the IFAC, the global organization for the accountancy profession. The
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) is a founding member of the
IFAC and remains an active participant with the body.
    "Our participation gives Canadian chartered accountants a voice on the
global stage," said Kevin Dancey, FCA, President and CEO of the CICA. "It
allows us to share ideas and experiences with our international colleagues,
something that enriches all of us. Canada's voice plays a role in influencing
the direction of accounting and assurance standards at the international

    A number of activities will take place during the special week including:
    -  A Member's Statement in the House of Commons by Paul Szabo MP and CA.
    -  Posting of the IFAC Global Survey Results to the CICA web site
       ( The survey results highlight issues the accounting
       profession will be addressing in the coming year and present
       perspectives on factors affecting economic growth.
    -  Presentation of the CICA Corporate Reporting Awards, Toronto,
       Wednesday, December 5. The national awards program recognizes
       excellence and best practices in corporate reporting in Canada.

    IFAC was founded in 1977 and the organization is comprised of 158 members
and associates in 123 countries representing accountants employed in public
practice, industry and commerce, government and academe.

    The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), together with the
provincial, territorial and Bermuda Institutes/Ordre of Chartered Accountants,
represents a membership of approximately 72,000 CAs and 10,000 students in
Canada and Bermuda. The CICA conducts research into current business issues
and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for
business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It issues guidance on
control and governance, publishes professional literature, develops continuing
education programs and represents the CA profession nationally and
internationally. CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

For further information:

For further information: Tobin Lambie, CICA, (416) 204-3228,,

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