Member videos: The value of a CPA designation

It’s hard to pick the number one benefit to obtaining your CPA. But that’s what we asked these members to do. Here are their responses.

TAMARA SCHOCK, CFO, EXCHANGE INCOME CORPORATION

The number one benefit to being a CPA: flexibility.

With this designation, you don’t have to spend time re-establishing your credibility, explains Tamara Schock. The skills acquired are recognized and respected regardless of the country or career you are in.

“The single most important thing I’ve achieved is getting that designation,” she says looking back over her career.

GEETA TUCKER, CFO, AGRITEAM CANADA

The number one benefit to being a CPA: the powerful combination of hard, technical and financial skills, coupled with the soft skills of leadership, communications and people resources.

“I think the world has an amazing opinion of Canadian accountants,” says Geeta Tucker, recognizing she would not be in her current role without the credential. “It opens doors… it sets you up with this level of believability and credibility before you even say anything.”

SARB MUND, OWNER, SOHO ROAD

The number one benefit to being a CPA: the ability to have a panoramic view of a business position.

“That is business,” Sarb Mund says of being able to see the gaps in a marketplace, an ability he attributes to his CPA credential. Without a thorough understanding of numbers, which is based on his CPA education, Mund says he would not have been successful at creating his business.

 

JOE RESNICK, OWNER, TOP SHELF SPORTS MANAGEMENT INC.

The number one benefit to being a CPA: “It’s a building block for the future,” says Joe Resnick.

As the owner of an elite sports agency firm, he says the designation provides a solid business framework to negotiate from on behalf of the players on his roster, and for his business.

 “Everything that I do is coming from my CPA background,” he says.

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