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Federal election: What you need to know as auditor

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Will you be acting as auditor in the upcoming election campaign?

We remind you that, under the CPA Act, only members in good standing of the Quebec CPA Order who hold a public accountancy permit (CPA auditor) may perform audit engagements on financial information in Quebec.

Indeed, a person eligible to be an auditor is set out in the Canada Elections Act as a person who is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or an institute of professional accountants; or a partnership of which every partner is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or an institute of professional accountants. Under the CPA Act, any violation of this provision amounts to the illegal practice of public accountancy.

Resources

CPA Canada has published various guides to help you better understand the requirements and your responsibilities as auditor in the context of a federal election.

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