CPA Canada Annual Report 2014-2015: Letter from president and CEO and chair

Unification is making a difference! Find out how by reading this year’s introductory letter in the annual report written by Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president & CEO, and Bob Strachan, FCPA, FCMA, chair.

Kevin Dancy and Bob Strachan

The Canadian accounting profession made history in fiscal 2014-2015 with the creation of a single national Chartered Professional Accounting body representing Canada’s 190,000 professional accountants. It happened on October 1, 2014, when CGA-Canada’s domestic and international members, students, staff and volunteers joined Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). Being the national body for Canada’s only business and accounting designation — and one of the largest accounting bodies in the world — is making a difference. CPA Canada now has the influence, recognition, resources and reach to deliver more to our members, students, other stakeholders and, of course, the public.

  • making a difference by delivering Canada’s premier business and accounting education programs: The Canadian CPA is more than an accounting designation—it’s also a business credential and it recognizes that accountants must not only measure value, but also create value.
  • making a difference—in Canada and globally: With the profession acting and speaking as one, stakeholders in Canada and around the world are acknowledging the value of the Canadian CPA profession.
  • poised to make an even bigger difference: Throughout this report we address the way unification has helped CPA Canada enhance its ability to strengthen the profession’s capacity and effectiveness.

Highlights

Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We’re celebrating you, Canadian CPAs. Tell us why you’re proud to be a Canadian CPA. Then watch for our big celebration in July.

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