CGA-Canada and CPA Ireland enter strategic partnership

    DUBLIN, June 3 /CNW/ - The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in
Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the Certified General Accountants Association of
Canada (CGA-Canada) have entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA).
The MRA establishes a strategic partnership between the two leading accounting
organizations and gives members the opportunity to qualify for another
    Under the agreement, members in good standing of either body will be
considered for membership by the other body. Members wishing to practice
public accounting will be required to meet the specific regulatory and legal
requirements in each jurisdiction.
    Eamonn Siggins, CEO of CPA Ireland, said: "This MRA reinforces the
already excellent relationship between our two organizations and provides a
platform for greater collaboration. Importantly, it will open up career
opportunities for CPA Ireland members wishing to work in Canada or for
Canadian companies, and for CGAs looking to gain experience working in Ireland
or for Irish companies."
    Anthony Ariganello, President and CEO of CGA-Canada, said: "This
partnership will allow us to advance the common interests of our members.
CGA-Canada and CPA Ireland share a global perspective on the advancement of
the accountancy profession, notably the strengthening of already high
professional and educational standards."
    This is CGA-Canada's third MRA with a premier accounting organization.
Details are available at

    About CGA-Canada

    Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
serves 71,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and more
than 80 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.

    About CPA Ireland

    Founded in 1943, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with in excess of 5,000 members
and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation
worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute's qualification
enjoys international recognition. Its Membership operates in Public Practice,
Industry, Financial Services and the Public Sector and CPAs work in over 28

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For further information: Media enquiries: Taylore Ashlie, Director,
Communications, CGA-Canada, Vancouver, B.C., Telephone: (604) 605-5055, Cell:
(604) 307-0212,

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