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CGA Canada: Chartered Professional Accountant(CPA)



CGA-Canada today


The CGA designation focuses on integrity, ethics, and the highest education requirements. Recognized as the country’s accounting business leaders, CGAs provide strategic counsel, financial leadership, and overall direction to all sectors of the Canadian economy.


The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada — CGA-Canada — sets standards, develops education programs, publishes professional materials, advocates on public policy issues, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally. The Association represents 75,000 CGAs and students in Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, and China.


Mission


CGA-Canada advances the interests of its members and the public through national and international representation and the establishment of professional standards, practices, and services.


A Proud History


CGA-Canada was founded in Montréal in 1908 under the leadership of John Leslie, vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. From the beginning, its objective was to encourage improvement in skills and job performance —a goal the Association holds to this day.


On April 14, 1913, Canada’s Parliament passed the Act that incorporated CGA-Canada as a self-regulating professional Association. Over the decades that followed, branches became associations in their own right, affiliated with the national body.
A revised Act of Incorporation, passed in 1999, updated CGA-Canada’s powers and reflected the Association’s objectives and initiatives for the next millennium. The Act also established a French name for CGA-Canada —Association des comptables généraux accrédités du Canada.


Structure and Roles


CGA-Canada is governed by a Board of Directors that includes regional representation as well as a public representative. An Affiliation Council, comprised of representatives of each CGA affiliate, sets the strategic plan of CGA-Canada and approves national policy. Individual CGAs are represented nationally through CGA-Canada, and regionally through their provincial/territorial/regional associations and local chapters.


Nationally and internationally, CGA-Canada contributes to accounting standard setting by sharing its research findings and views. The Association also contributes to public policy discussions, advocating for the interests of its members and the public.
As a self-regulating organization, CGA-Canada also sets high standards of professionalism through its own Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct for members. This comprehensive set of rules and guidelines protects the public interest and ensures that CGAs maintain the highest ethical standards.


Education and Professional Development


CGA-Canada's competency-based education program has long been acknowledged as a leader among distance learning education programs. Innovative technology is used not only in the delivery of the program, but is incorporated into the curriculum content as well. Ethical principles are also integrated throughout the curriculum. Education partnerships with Laurentian University offer students options for meeting the mandatory degree requirement.


Mandatory continuing professional education ensures that CGAs maintain their professional competence. CGA-Canada provides professional development opportunities in public practice, ethics, accounting and auditing standards, business valuation, taxation, and other topics. The Professional Development Network —PD Network — developed collaboratively with CGA affiliates, is an extensive and powerful online information resource for members.


More information about CGA-Canada is available on its website at www.cga.org/canada.


Course Descriptions and Outlines


Financial Accounting Courses
Financial Accounting Fundamentals [FA1]
Financial Accounting: Assets [FA2]
Financial Accounting: Liabilities & Equities [FA3]
Financial Accounting: Consolidations & Advanced Issues [FA4]
Public Sector Financial Management [PF1]


Management Accounting Courses
Management Accounting Fundamentals [MA1]
Advanced Management Accounting [MA2]


Auditing Courses
External Auditing [AU1]
Advanced External Auditing [AU2]
Internal Auditing & Controls [MU1]


Finance Courses
Corporate Finance Fundamentals [FN1]
Advanced Corporate Finance [FN2]


Management Information Systems Courses
Managing Information Systems [MS1]
Information Systems Strategy [MS2


Taxation Courses
Personal & Corporate Taxation [TX1
Advanced Personal & Corporate Taxation [TX2


General Business Courses
Business Communication [CM1]
Micro & Macro Economics [EM1]
Business Law [LW1]
Business Quantitative Analysis [QU1]


Professional Application Courses
PA1: Issues in Professional Practice

PA2: Strategic Financial Management


Laurentian H.B. Com Courses
Organizational Behaviour [OR1/COMM 2045]
Marketing Management [MM1/COMM 2035]
Operations Management [OM1/COMM 2055]
Strategic Management and Policy [SP1/COMM 4005]
Humanist Issues in Commercial Practice [HC1/COMM 4405]
Project Management [PT1/Comm 4506]
Risk Management [RK1/COMM 4736]


Laurentian University MBA Courses
Organizational Behaviour and Processes [OR2/COMM 5405]
Marketing Management and Planning [MM2/COMM 5305]
Operations Management [OM2/COMM 5605]
Strategy Formulation and Implementation [SP2/COMM 6005]
Leading by Design [OL2/COMM 6405]
Global Marketing Strategy [GM2/COMM 6305]
Research Methods in Management [RM2/COMM 6915]
Humanist Issues in Commercial Practice [HC1/COMM 4405]
Information Systems Strategy [MS2/COMM 4186]
Advanced Corporate Finance [FN2/COMM 4216]
Internal Auditing & Controls [MU1/COMM 4126]
Project Management [PT2/COMM 4506]
Risk Management [RK2/COMM 4736]
Human Resources Management [HR1/COMM 4456]


Chartered Professional Accountant(CPA) 



Canada’s accounting profession is united under a new single designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The profession’s national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), represents and supports more than 190,000 members across the country. CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada has consolidated the operations of three national accounting bodies: The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants of Canada and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada. 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. It also issues guidance on control and governance, publishes professional literature and develops certification and continuing education programs.



Questions about becoming an accountant? 


If you are interested in pursuing a professional accounting designation, consider becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The new CPA Certification Program is challenging, rigorous and rewarding, and designed to meet the needs of business, public practice and government.

For more information, visit https://www.cpapro.ca/more-information



Become a CPA


A STIMULATING AND MEANINGFUL CAREER AWAITS: BECOME A CPA


When you become a CPA, you acquire the broad range of skills required to attain coveted executive management positions. It’s your opportunity to carve out an intellectually stimulating career and to make a real impact on the business world.

CPA is the internationally recognized pre-eminent business designation that carries Canada’s long-held reputation for being among the world’s best in business and finance. The CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) combines the best of Canada’s globally respected professional education programs. It meets or exceeds all International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) standards for education, assessment and practical experience, as well as all the requirements of the leading global accounting bodies. With a challenging and rigorous certification process, the CPA PEP develops professionals who meet the needs of businesses, public practice, not-for-profit and government.