Certified General Accountants and French public accountants expand

MONTREAL, June 28 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) and the Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables (CSOEC), France's foremost accounting organization, have entered into a strategic alliance.

This mutual recognition agreement (MRA) broadens an earlier agreement between the CSOEC and l'Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec (CGA-Québec). Under this accord, CGAs and members of the CSOEC can be considered for membership by the other body. All members will be required to meet the prescribed professional requirements for public accounting in the jurisdiction where they wish to practice.

"This MRA reinforces the strong relationship between our two organizations and expands workforce mobility between our two countries," said Joseph Zorgniotti, President of CSOEC France. "It means that CSOEC members wanting to work in Canada and CGAs who want to work in France or for French companies will have greater career opportunities."

"Our organizations share numerous common interests and this agreement will make it easier for us to develop them," said Anthony Ariganello, President and CEO of CGA-Canada. "We both have a global perspective on the accountancy profession and place a high value on professional and educational standards."

This is CGA-Canada's fourth MRA with a foreign accounting organization. Details are available on cga.org/canada/alliances.

About CGA-Canada

Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 73,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice.

CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.


Founded in 1945 and protected by the state, the Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables (CSOEC) has 19 000 members. Its role is to represent, promote, advocate and develop the public accountant profession, to ensure its independence, and to ensure that the rules of professional ethics are respected. CSOEC also oversees the competency and moral conduct of its members. Serving over 2 million businesses, CSOEC contributes to the economic expansion of the country.


For further information: For further information: Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications, CGA-Canada, Telephone: 604 605-5055, Cellular: 604 307-0212, Email: tashlie@cga-canada.org; Diana Sorace, Communications Advisor, CGA-Canada, Telephone: 604 694-6700, Email: dsorace@cga-canada.org

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