The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia is the governing and regulatory body responsible for the training and certification of B.C.’s nearly 15,000 CGAs and CGA students.
Founded in 1951, it derives its authority through the provincial Accountants (Certified General) Act.
Unifying the Profession in BC as CPA
On May 9, 2013, CGA-BC, the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMA BC), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC) signed an agreement to pursue a merger. The three self-regulated accounting professions are working to unite under the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation.
On October 1, 2013, the accounting bodies in BC signed a three-way joint venture agreement to create CPABC, and began to align resources to unify the three organizations.
Together, they will work with the provincial government to enact CPA legislation, legally merge, and establish CPABC, which will be one of the largest professional organizations in the province.
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