Ethics and Standards
As business leaders and advisors privy to and responsible for sensitive financial information, CGAs are true business insiders. Their training and expertise readies them for positions of influence and authority; the designation’s ethical standards ensure that their conduct safeguards the needs of the people they serve and the public at large.
To protect the public interest, CGAs must adhere to prescribed standards as set out in the Act, Bylaws, Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct [PDF 100KB], and Independence Standard [PDF 126KB]. Those who earn the right to use the designation have a duty at all times to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner in serving clients, employers, and the public.
CGAs who breach these rules will face a disciplinary process and sanctions. Anyone who suspects that a CGA has breached the ethical or performance standards of the profession may lodge a written complaint with the Association.
For more about our commitment to protecting the public interest, to view our disciplinary summaries, file a complaint, or learn more about the Association’s ethics process, see Protecting the Public.