You might wonder what’s the difference between an accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). When it comes to hiring one or the other you should be aware of the distinction. Here are 3 things that sets a CPA apart from an accountant:
- CPAs belong to a self-regulated professional body. In Canada it is the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and CPA Ontario. This governing body has the mandate to promote and protect the public interest. In other words we are held accountable to conduct ethical business practices. This ultimately protects the clients we work with and you can trust you’re receiving the best advice and service.
- We are required to meet and maintain standards of qualification, practice, and professional ethics. In addition to keeping up standards of knowledge, skill and proficiency. This means we’re always keeping sharp by taking new training and courses throughout the year!
- Only firms that are properly registered and comply with the regulatory and ethical requirements of CPA Ontario can call themselves Chartered Professional Accounting firms.
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