Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) continues its funding support for the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC), located at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. What is CEARC? CEARC is a focal point for policy development, academic and applied research, and critical voice on industry practices in the area of accounting for cooperatives and credit unions. In collaboration with the cooperative business, accounting and academic communities, CEARC develops innovative research programs with practical applications in the areas of policy development and educational programming, recognizing the unique and important roles cooperatives and credit unions play in our society and economy. Stay informed through CEARC If you are an accountant working in cooperatives and credit unions, subscribe to CEARC’s quarterly e-newsletter to stay informed of the latest in education and research. Save the date! International Conference for Accountants in Co-operatives and Credit Unions CEARC is partnering with the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) to create a Canadian chapter, and will host its inaugural meeting at the NSAC Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Denver, Colorado, U.S. This conference will host speakers on a variety of topics, including: patronage: U.S. & Canada — exploring the differences internal controls: best practices new generation of computing: cloud, quantum, disruptive big data analysis how to market the value difference for a cooperative vs a non-cooperative For more information on the conference, visit the NSAC website or contact Jeff Roberts, association executive, NSAC, tel: (937) 222-6707.