TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is pleased to announce the completion of a number of Reciprocal Membership Agreements (RMAs) with the following international accounting bodies:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
- Chartered Accountants of Ireland (CA Ireland)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
- South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
The agreements, which came into effect on January 1, 2018, provide for increased recognition of qualified professional accountants and specify an expedited pathway by which one body's members are eligible to obtain the credential of the other.
"These new agreements demonstrate a deep commitment to reducing international barriers to career opportunities for Canadian professional accountants looking to work internationally while also helping to attract top-end talent to Canada," says Joy Thomas, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "Global mobility is key for the profession in today's ever-evolving global economy."
For more information, contact: CPA Canada Member Development and Support at 1-800-268-3793
About CPA Canada
The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada's accounting profession across the country. The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 210,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs. cpacanada.ca
SOURCE CPA Canada
For further information: John Fenton, Manager, Media Relations, CPA Canada, Tel: 416-204-3941, Email: [email protected]