WHY HIRE A CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT?
Anyone can call themselves an 'accountant', but they may not have the experience or sufficient knowledge
to handle your affairs correctly. You may not be aware that all 'accountants' are not the same. To
be able to call yourself a 'Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)' requires hard work and
dedication. To obtain a CPA designation, the following criteria must be met:
- Must have obtained both an Undergraduate and Graduate University degree.
- Must have passed the 'Uniform Final Examination (UFE)' which is given by the ‘Canadian Institute
of Chartered Accountants (CICA)’.
- Must have at least 2 years training and a minimum of 2,500 hours of public services with a firm that
is authorized by the 'CICA'. Minimum hours of service must be rendered in each of the following areas:
public accounting, auditing, and taxation.
- Must take annual courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in accounting and taxes.
Minimum of 20 hours per year.