Saturday, November 16, 2019

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Canada

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) was founded in 1904. It is the global professional accounting body offering Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA). ACCA's headquarters are in London. The principal administrative office is in Glasgow. ACCA works in 52 countries.

A member who holds an ACCA designation, is considered to hold a Bachelors degree in Canada. ACCA and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have a global mutual recognition agreement.

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  1. Here are some accounting designations that exist:
    Chartered Accountant (CA)
    Chartered General Accountant (CGA)
    Chartered Management Accountant (CMA)
    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF)
    Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB)

    There are 3 professional accounting designations in Ontario:
    Chartered Accountant (CA)
    Certified General Accountant (CGA)
    Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

    What are differences between CA and CPA? This is the answer that Google Answers gives. Not sure if it exactly correct, but here it is:

    There is no difference or at least only a difference of time period. CPA represents the merger of all 3 professional accounting designation bodies in Canada. CA Canada represents the pre-merger period, or the period after the merger of CMAs with CAs, but before the final merger of the CGAs with CAs.