What sets CPAs apart from accountants?
The CPA designation: Delivering real value
Being an accountant is not the same as being a CPA. Unlike accountants, CPAs are supervised by a professional order, the Ordre des CPA du Québec, whose primary mission is to protect the public.
As Quebec’s single accounting credential, the CPA designation is synonymous with quality and reliability. It is the seal that guarantees you are doing business with a professional who has to comply with specific requirements throughout their career, such as:
Taking training to improve and keep their knowledge up to date
Abiding by a code of ethics and clear regulations
Carrying liability insurance to protect you
Complying with internationally recognized standards of competence and integrity
Want to learn more about the added value of CPAs?
Watch CPA and columnist Pierre-Yves McSween explain it from his point of view.