TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The first Reciprocal Membership Agreement (RMA) between Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) came into effect on April 1, 2019.
The RMA specifies the criteria by which members of one body are eligible for membership in the other. It was signed by the Canadian profession's national body, CPA Canada, on behalf of the CPA provincial and territorial bodies and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda, which has a long affiliation with the Canadian CPA profession.
"Canada's accounting profession is committed to increasing international labour mobility through comprehensive international credential recognition agreements," says Joy Thomas, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "We're excited to offer a pathway to achieving the Canadian CPA designation for Zimbabwe CAs while also creating an entryway for Canadian CPAs. These agreements, which help facilitate career opportunities and economic growth, are a great example of how professional bodies can span borders and work in harmony."
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. Domestically, CPA Canada works cooperatively with the provincial and territorial CPA bodies who are charged with regulating the profession. Globally, it works together with the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance to build a stronger accounting profession worldwide. CPA Canada is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors and champions sustainable economic growth and social development. The organization serves the profession, advocates for the public interest and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards. CPA Canada develops leading edge thought-leadership, research, guidance and educational programs to ensure its members are equipped to drive success and shape the future. cpacanada.ca
SOURCE CPA Canada
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