Canadian CPAs on the IFAC board

Joy Thomas, CPA Canada’s executive vice-president, joins the board of the International Federation of Accountants. Plus, a new publication helps accountants prepare financial statements.

Carol Bellringer, auditor general of British Columbia (L); Joy Thomas, CPA Canada's executive vice-president (R)

GOING GLOBAL

Canadian CPAs on the IFAC board

The 23-person board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) became one CPA stronger at its council meeting in Rome on Nov. 7, 2014.

Joy Thomas, CPA Canada’s executive vice-president, joins Carol Bellringer, auditor general of British Columbia, who has been on the board for the past two years.

"Canada now has a strong voice at the international table," says Bellringer. "We’re helping to guide the development of IFAC’s standards."

MEMBER RESOURCES

Help with financial statements

CPA Canada’s Model Financial Statements series helps accountants prepare financial statements that are consistent with professional standards. Part I gives practical guidance for public companies, while parts II and III are written for private enterprises and not-for-profits. A CD of Word and Excel templates is a useful bonus.

Order them from cpacanada.ca/mfs.

SAVE THE DATE

Celebrate the greatest in public reporting

Toast the best in federal government accounting at CPA Canada’s Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management. The ceremony will be held on May 27, 2015, at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. The keynote speaker will be Comptroller General Bill Matthews. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca/psfmawards.

DATA DIVING

Canadians and money: knowing doesn’t equal doing


Canadians and money: knowing doesn’t equal doing chart

 "While the government is making progress in cutting red tape, a diligent approach must be sustained"

— Gabe Hayos, Vice-President, Taxation, CPA Canada, commenting on the release of the federal government’s Red Tape Reduction action plan and the annual scorecard.

Visit cpacanada.ca/redtape to read the full story.

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