The profession in the digital age
In the practice of their profession, chartered professional accountants commonly use new technologies and technology-based media, as well as hosting and cloud services, which raises a number of regulatory and ethical challenges.
In response to this situation and in order to properly document the issues involved, the Order has undertaken work that will culminate in a major reform of the Code of ethics of CPAs and the Règlement sur la tenue des dossiers et des cabinets de consultation et sur la cessation d’exercice d’un membre de l’Ordre des CPA (in French only), which is expected to take effect in 2018.
This work is part of a broader discussion on how the Order intends to guide CPAs through the changes impacting the profession. Various working groups are contributing to the development of an action plan to identify the ways in which CPAs and the profession can go digital.
Are your practices up to date?
Regardless of the setting in which you practice the profession, it is recommended that you adopt safe, best practices for information technology use. Designed in a clear and easy-to-read format, the CPA guide on best practices in IT use is the ultimate tool to help you adapt your day-to-day processes.
Turnkey cloud computing services ensuring information security and featuring messaging, desktop and document storage applications will be offered to members of the Order, in association with the Chambre des notaires du Québec and the Barreau du Québec in 2018. Members of the three orders will be able to avail themselves of the offer by entering into a contract with the supplier.