L'Ordre des CGA du Québec is delighted by the approval of the Regulation
respecting public accountancy permit

MONTREAL, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec (CGA-Québec) is delighted by the Québec government's approval of the Regulation respecting the public accountancy permit of the Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec. Today's announcement confirms that the Ordre has fully satisfied the requirements of the enabling legislation(1) as well as those related to its mission to protect the public.

With the approval of the regulation, the Ordre will be able to issue its first public accountancy permits to members who satisfy the prescribed professional requirements. This permit is necessary for CGAs who wish to practice public accounting and extend their area of expertise to auditing financial statements for all kinds of companies in the public, para-public and private sector.

"We are glad this new regulation was approved. It will benefit not only CGA members but also companies. They will now have access to a larger number of accountants qualified to provide assurance services for financial reporting, benefiting both the business community and the general public," noted the Chairman of the CGA-Québec Board of Directors, Denis Riendeau, FCGA.

"I would like to pay tribute to the hard work by the members of the Board of Directors and the staff as well as each of the Ordre's past presidents, who have worked to bring this project to today's positive conclusion," Mr. Riendeau added.

On the Ordre's Web site, its members can obtain all necessary information and the documents to complete and submit to the Ordre to obtain their public accountancy permit. A committee of experts has been established by the Ordre to assess the records of candidates and respond quickly to all applications.

    
    About the Ordre des CGA du Québec
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The Ordre des CGA du Québec has more than 10,500 members, candidates and students, some 1,500 of whom are currently in public practice. Its mission is to protect the public, guarantee the professionalism of CGAs and promote their influence. As accounting professionals, CGAs are strategic business partners in various spheres of economic activity.

    
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    (1) Act amending the Professional Code and the Chartered Accountants Act
    on public accountancy, S.Q. 2007, chapter 42.
    

SOURCE Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec (CGA)

For further information: For further information: Marc Lalancette, Senior Communication Advisor, Ordre des CGA du Québec, (514) 861-1823 ext. 280, 1-800-463-0163 ext. 280, mlalancette@cga-quebec.org

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