CPA Stories & Opportunities

After an extensive search covering a large and diverse group of successful domestic and international business people working across all sectors of the economy, Joy Thomas, FCPA, FCMA has been named CPA Canada’s new president and CEO.

There is no one job description that can sum up the roles of CPAs. Not the stereotypical accountants sitting behind a desk punching numbers, we are world travellers, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, sports enthusiasts, athletes and more.

There’s a group of accountants tucked away in the ivory towers of academia. But what do they do and why is their work so vital to the profession?


CPA Canada members can now access top research, recorded webinars and other corporate, financial planning and public policy resources from the Conference Board of Canada. Receive priority user privileges at no cost until May 1, 2016.

Take advantage of exclusive member offers. The CPA member savings program offers members exclusive offers and discounts on products and services that have been negotiated for you by your national and provincial CPA body.

Advance your employment prospects with CPA Source, a career-building service from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) that helps you connect with work opportunities.

CPA News

The Board of Directors for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has approved the appointment of Joy Thomas, FCPA, FCMA, as president and CEO, effective April 1, 2016. Thomas succeeds Kevin J. Dancey, FCPA, FCA, who retires May 1.

The second biennial CPA Profession Compensation Study surveyed 27,863 professional accountants across the country. The average annual compensation in 2014 was $151,000. The majority of members expect that figure to go up.