About CPAs: Who we are and what we do

Chartered Professional Accountants are a globally recognized and respected group of business leaders.

Built on the best of the three legacy accounting professions it replaces (CA,CMA and CGA), Canada's Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation affirms the superior knowledge, skills and wide range of capabilities of the professionals who hold it. 

Adhering to a common set of ethical and practice standards, this united and uniquely Canadian profession delivers the highest level of strategic and financial leadership to businesses, while serving and protecting the public interest.

Helping business successfully navigate change

A convergence of financial and management accounting experience that's in demand across every business sector of the economy, the CPA designation is highly respected for the strength and influence it carries, both at home and abroad. 

In greater numbers than ever before, Canadian CPAs are working together to fulfill a strategically sound, long-term vision that will be better for the public, for business and for Canada.

Who are CPAs?

While stereotypes still exist framing accounting as dull and overly precise, the fact is that Canadian CPAs are professionals who are in demand around the world. They are CEOs, board members, management consultants and more—and are critical to the success of any business or organization.

As disruptive change becomes a force in all business, CPAs bring a wealth of strategic skills and insight enabling business to navigate through the disruption.

See how our CPAs help business