The CPA Way: An approach for addressing professional problems

Learn the methodical approach for addressing professional problems that is used throughout the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

The CPA Way is a methodical approach for addressing professional problems. You can think of it as taking a professional journey. The stronger your skills when taking the journey, the more successful you will be along the way. You will use The CPA Way throughout the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) to help you develop the most essential aspects of the enabling competencies, and you can continue to use it throughout your career to achieve greater professional success.

The CPA Way consists of five parts, and is described in the following seven overview videos and accompanying documents:

  1. Introduction: Video and document
  2. CPA Mindset: Video and document
  3. Assess the Situation: Video and document
  4. Analyze Major Issue(s): Video and document
  5. Conclude and Advise: Video and document
  6. Communicate: Video and document
  7. Ethical Behaviour: Video and document

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