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Unformatted text preview: iii About CGA-Canada Mission The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada advances the interests of its members and the public through national and international representation and the establishment of professional standards, practices, and services. Global Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada is a self-regulating, professional association of students and Certified General Accountants — CGAs. CGAs work throughout the world in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice, and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. CGA clients range from major corporations and industries to entrepreneurs. Their expertise is valued in the public sector, government, and the corporate world. CGA-Canada represents CGAs and students who work in all corners of Canada, as well as internationally in several countries. Professional CGA-Canada is the national representative for the CGA profession. The Association • sets national educational standards • advances consistent professional standards and practices • provides services to members • contributes to international accounting standard setting CGA-Canada also promotes professionalism through a Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct , a comprehensive set of rules and guidelines designed to protect the public and ensure that CGAs maintain the highest ethical standards. Partnering CGA-Canada • advocates for the profession nationally • represents members internationally • markets internationally • develops the CGA program of professional studies • develops continuing professional education opportunities • develops instructional material for use by independent institutions and organizations Services to affiliates and members Mandatory continuing professional education ensures CGAs maintain a professional edge. CGA-Canada develops professional development opportunities and produces website and print materials in many areas — public practice, ethics, accounting and auditing standards, business valuation, taxation, and more. The Association works closely with other professional organizations so that CGAs can be recognized for their knowledge in specific areas. CGA Magazine also helps keep members up to date. iv International recognition CGA-Canada plays an active part in the global economy through its relationships with foreign governments and accounting bodies, foreign universities, and international agencies. At the same time, the Association provides support to the CGAs and regional offices established in the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific. CGA-Canada works co-operatively with other Canadian accounting associations and is a partner in the initiatives and governance of international accounting bodies, such as the International Federation of Accountants Council (IFAC). It is also a member of the Confederation of Asian Pacific Accountants, the Fédération internationale des experts-comptables francophones, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean,...
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