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It is with sadness that the Association learned of the death on May 29, 2015, of Thomas James Kemp, FCGA, after a brief struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
It is with considerable regret and sadness that we learned of the recent passing of Gerry McKinnon, CGA (Hon.). Gerry was CGA-BC’s first Executive Director,  faithfully serving the Association from 1968 to 1981.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia passed several amendments to the Association’s Bylaws.

Two very different media stars are set to intrigue and enthrall CPABC Fall Leadership attendees next month in Victoria.
According to a statement by Andrew Treusch, the Commisioner of the Canada Revenue Agency, since learning of the Heartbleed bug, the CRA has implemented a “patch” for the bug, tested its systems, and relaunched its online services on April 13.

Announcing ATO Guidelines for CGA-BC Practitioners CGA-BC, CMABC, and ICABC have expanded the Approved Training Office (ATO) program to include CGA and CMA firms.

Richard Rees has been appointed chief executive officer of CPABC, the Transition Steering Committee (TSC) Board of CPABC announced today. Richard will commence in his role immediately.
The Boards and Council of CGA-BC, CMABC and ICABC have approved expansion of the Approved Training Office (ATO) program to include CGA and CMA firms. This is an important move towards unification, and the organizations are pleased to introduce this measure prior to passage of CPA legislation.
The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Board of Directors, led by its Chair Patrick Keller, CPA, FCGA.
During Small Business Week®[1], the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to recognize the importance of Canada’s small business sector, particularly in the area of international trade.
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Annual General Meeting of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia passed several amendments to the Association’s Bylaws, CEPROC and Independence Standard.
Significant progress has been made on unifying the accounting profession nationally and in B.C. in recent days. The move to CPA is well underway and accelerating or already complete in every province and territory in the country.
The Canada Revenue Agency is inviting CGAs to take part in a roundtable discussion of international tax evasion on Monday, June 24.
The unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant designation is well under way.

CGA-BC is proud to announce that environment and culture activist and writer Severn Cullis-Suzuki will speak at the 2013 Eco Forum.

In an April 24 media release and message to its members, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) announced it has returned to talks aimed at unifying the accounting profession in Canada under the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) banner.

On April 10, 2013, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland presented Kay Gray, Big Sisters volunteer and CGA with Grant Thornton Vancouver, with a Big Heart Award at the Big Sisters Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Event.

A CGA-Canada-commissioned study examining the CCA system has found it complex and in need of modernizing in order to eliminate redundancies and increase efficiencies.
Mission CGA Ron Leger has long felt good about donating to the local food bank; now he’s working hard to share that feeling.
On March 7, CGA-Canada reaffirmed its support for Bill C-48, the Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012. In a presentation to the Commons finance committee, Carole Presseault, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs at CGA-Canada, encouraged Parliament to move swiftly to pass the legislation.
A report released Wednesday, February 13 by CGA-Canada entitled Tax Simplification: Benefits and Political Challenges in a Canadian Context argues that tax simplification would provide countless economic benefits – including lower compliance and administration costs, improved efficiencies, better tax planning opportunities and positive effects on Canada’s economic growth.
Our one cent coin, we’ve been told for years, is a losing proposition. It costs 1.6 cents to produce a single copper piece. No, scratch that, it costs 1.6 cents to mint each copper-plated steel or zinc coin we call the penny. The penny hasn’t been the penny for 1.6 decades now, and is a trifling thing compared to the original that weighed in at a mighty 5.67 grams.

2013 01 21 false CGA Front and Centre at Competition of Top Business Schools Canada’s future business leaders were on display this past weekend at JDC West (Jeux du Commerce West)—literally the commerce games. In the finish, it came down to three victorious teams: Edwards (University of Saskatchewan) w

With a final donation of $30,000 paid this past December 20, the CGA-BC Educational Foundation has met its ambitious goal to create a $100,000 fund with the Okanagan College Foundation. And even before the $100,000 target was met, two Okanagan College students were reaping the benefits of the CGA-BC members’ generosity.
An all-party special committee of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia has been mandated to unanimously recommend to the Legislative Assembly the appointment of an Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia
George Gorelik, a Polish émigré who worked as CGA-BC’s first full-time employee and went on to become its president in 1976, died on December 22 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86.
It was a salute to local business leadership and CGA-BC took its place front and centre. CGA-BC was a leading sponsor at the Business in Vancouver’s 2012 BC CEO Awards on November 20, 2012, at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
For the third straight year, CGA students and members from the Surrey Langley North Delta Chapter have donated their time and efforts to the Surrey Food Bank. Twenty-two students and member spent most of the morning of Friday, October 26 sorting/handing out donated items, preparing hampers and facilitating their distribution.

2012 11 28 false Balanced Budget Forecasted for 2013–2014 BC continues to reduce and control government spending to address declining revenues. The government of BC is projecting a budget deficit of $1.47 billion for 2012-13, according to Finance Minister Michael de Jong. The Minister released BC’

CGA-BC has never wavered in its commitment to the highest ethical standards, and we are proud that the CGA designation is one of trust and integrity. We take a proactive approach to protecting the public interest, exemplified by the required ethics seminar for new graduates and the ongoing ethical requirement for all members.
The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia held its annual Convocation on Saturday (November 10) and admitted 457 new CGAs into membership for 2012.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today (November 1) that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2013 will be $51,100—up $1,000 from $50,100 in 2012. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP-legislated formula that accounts for the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.

The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia has announced its commitment to the highest quality customer service. In a four-point resolution, the province’s largest accounting body pledges to respond to all customers promptly with staff who are knowledgeable, motivated and friendly.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is telling tax preparers that as of October 22, 2012 they can register with the CRA in order to comply with new mandatory electronic filing requirements.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, several amendments to the Association’s Bylaws were passed at the Annual General Meeting at the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia.
The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) hosted its annual MLA luncheon in Victoria on Thursday, bringing government, business and the CGA profession together as part of the launch of Small Business Month in B.C.
CGA-BC Chair Cindy Choi (front row, second from right) joins Naomi Yamamoto (with red scarf), Minister of State for Small Business, to present B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community awards.
CGA-BC members and students are invited to hear the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business, and Kevin Krueger, MLA, Co-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable, in Victoria on Thursday, October 4, the start of B.C.’s annual Small Business Month.

Mary Pattison, CGA-BC’s President for 1988, and one of its most active representatives at the local, provincial and nationals levels for more than a quarter of a century, has died. She passed away on September 4 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. She was 93.

Labour shortages continue to exist across Canada, but they are sporadic and short-lived, according to the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada)
Labour mobility opens Ontario to CGAs already allowed to practice assurance for public companies in home province. See criteria to apply for Licensed Public Accountant status in Ontario.
CGA-BC is pleased to announce that Steve Nash Fitness World is the newest partner to join the Association’s Partners in Employment Program (PEP). Steve Nash Fitness World has become the largest and most comprehensive chain of fitness clubs in British Columbia, with 17 locations and growing fast.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Cathy McLeod, met with a small group of CGA-BC members as well as leaders from CGA-BC and CGA-Canada in Vancouver and Victoria over the last two days.
Every day seems to bring more bad news from the global financial markets. Greece is imploding and threatening to take down much of Europe with it.
With the death of Helen Knowles, FCGA, CGA-BC has lost one of its best representatives and the embodiment of its most cherished ideals. The longtime public practitioner and CGA-BC’s president or 1985 passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6. She was 89.

CGA-BC and CGA-Canada are pleased to inform you that Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of National Revenue, has extended an invitation to B.C. CGAs to private meetings on Thursday, July 26, in Victoria, and Friday, July 27 in Vancouver, to discuss matters of interest to the profession. Specifically, Ms. McLeod would like to hear from CGAs on topics such as red tape reduction, taxation and issues relating to the Canada Revenue Agency.

In an announcement over the Canada Day weekend, the CRA has advised stakeholders that due to a service disruption on June 29th with the Corporation Internet Filing service, corporate tax returns due June 30th will be considered filed on time if transmitted before midnight on July 6th.

Political junkies and those who enjoy an animated debate will cheer the news that long-time broadcaster Bill Good will join Vancouver Sun political columnist Vaughn Palmer, and Global TV Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey at conference’s Election Arena PD session.
Last year the CGA Running Team was again tops in the Accounting and Finance Division, for most dollars raised and for most miles run. Now, in 2012, we are poised to break the $225,000 fundraising mark.

Two CGAs Appointed to Provincial Audit Council Anthony Ariganello and Lisa Payne among five new appointees to council overseeing Auditor General for Local Government.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), has announced that it will now answer businesses’ specific tax-related questions in writing. In an April 17 news release, the CRA said “businesses, their employees, or representatives can ask the CRA account-specific, tax-related questions through My Business Account and the CRA will answer them online and in writing, within a given time period.”
Earth Day is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.
The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) released a survey on April 11 about tax-time behaviour which found that 54 per cent of Canadians like preparing to file their taxes.
Calling the federal government’s March 29 budget “a missed opportunity” to improve the nation’s tax compliance system, CGA-Canada was nonetheless pleased with many of the Conservatives’ fiscal moves.
Foreign-educated accountants now have a free, online self-assessment tool that will give them a preliminary evaluation of their education, an important first step in becoming a Certified General Accountant (CGA).
The Board of Governors of CGA-BC is welcoming a Panel ruling under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) that ensures labour mobility for Certified General Accountants seeking to practise public accounting in Ontario.
Lewis A. D. Battrum FCGA, who was president of CGA-BC in 1961-62, passed away in his sleep at his Lake Country home in the Okanagan on January 30, 2012. He was 85. Lewis was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and he was certificated in 1953 (member number 107).

Council searching for professionals with relevant expertise in accounting, auditing, local and regional governance, or provincial governance to help local governments find ‘value for money’ in services.

For the past eight years, CGA-BC has sponsored a group of volunteer UBC students that provides free income tax return services.

Estate Planning: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way Your clients absolutely need to have a will. That was the overarching message for CGAs at CGA-BC’s recent estate planning seminar.

‘People need to come in and get right with us before we find you,’ says IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is making changes that will affect two age groups:  those 60 to 65, and 65 to 70 years old.

CGA-BC isn’t just recognizing Multiculturalism Week this Nov. 13–19, we live it 52 weeks and 365 days a year. For 51 of those weeks we, like most of B.C.—the most ethnically varied province in Canada—take our diversity for granted. This week is different. This week we appreciate where we come from and declare thanks that we are here.

CGA-BC is proud to announce that B.C. Auditor General John Doyle will be the keynote speaker at the Association’s inaugural Eco Forum on December 1.

It’s convocation season, time for CGA-BC’s annual injection of new talent into its already impressive body of members.

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, the Annual General Meeting of the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia passed several amendments to the Association’s Bylaws and Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct (CEPROC).

Congratulations to the following members elected to the 2012 CGA-BC Board of Governors.

In a year when CGA-BC celebrated its 60th anniversary and welcomed its 10,000th CGA into membership, it seemed only fitting that the Association dazzled its members with a fireworks display at the Chair’s Banquet & Awards Gala.

Canada’s accounting profession is undergoing extensive change this year, with several merger discussions underway across the country.
More than one hundred Certified General Accountants and small business owners joined the Honourable Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, and 18 MLAs from both parties for CGA-BC’s MLA luncheon yesterday which also saw the kick-off of Small Business Month.

The numbers speak for themselves. This year’s CGA-BC Conference in Victoria attracted a record number of delegates, with more than 800 participants from B.C., Alberta and Asia.

London Drugs President and CEO Wynne Powell is the 2011 recipient of the R.W. Caulfield Award for Leadership.
The US 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) originally had an August 31, 2011 reporting deadline.

On June 22, 2011, CGA-BC hosted the Partners in Employment Program (PEP) Showcase at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel to provide CGA members and students a forum to connect with one another and an opportunity to meet representatives from CGA-BC’s PEP employers.

CGA-BC’s efforts to track and reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions have been recognized by Climate Smart, which has confirmed the Association’s completion of the baseline year of the Climate Smart program.

Filing With the IRS for U.S. Citizens Living in Canada - Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative - On Feb. 8, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced its 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI). This initiative could affect U.S. citizens living in Canada if they have not previously filed annual tax returns with the IRS.

The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce that Candace Nancke, CGA, of Coquitlam, B.C., was elected Second Vice-Chair by the CGA-BC Board of Governors on June 25, 2011. She now joins the CGA-BC Executive.

Despite promises of cash today and lower rates tomorrow, opinion still appears to be divided among British Columbians on whether they will support the HST in the upcoming referendum. Polls in early June suggested the tide may be turning in favour of the HST, but it is still too close to call.

TORONTO, June 14, 2011 — While consumer spending may be down in the first quarter of 2011, many Canadians are continuing to struggle with record levels of household debt.

Kenneth France Weaver, FCGA, the Association’s President in 1975, passed away peacefully at his home on May 15. With his passing, CGA-BC lost one of its great leaders and long-time promoters.

I am writing to tell you that CGA recently participated in exploratory discussions with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to explore opportunities for a national merger of the accounting profession in Canada.

CGA-BC is an active member of the Smart Tax Alliance that favours keeping the Harmonized Sales Tax. As such, your Association encourages you and your colleagues to attend the coming pre-referendum forums in your community.

Two very fortunate accounting students will be seeing much more than numbers this fall when they take up residence in Barbados as part of CGA-BC’s inaugural Caribbean co-op.

Injecting tens of billions of dollars into Canadian hospitals with no value measures in place is an inefficient approach to health care spending, says a report from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada).

This is an auspicious year for CGA BC. 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the Association's founding by an act of the legislature. To commemorate this milestone, the Association has designed a special 60th anniversary

The death of Harold Stringer, FCGA, 92, on March 21, 2011 marks the closing of an important chapter in the Association’s history, says Bruce Hurst, FCGA, Chair of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia.

The creation of the Red Tape Commission was greeted as a step in the right direction by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada).  In a January 14 media release, the association welcomed the federal government’s action to address the burden of red tape on small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

CGA BC Staff ‘Presenting’ a Generous Lot Standing in Debbie Davis’ office in the last week before the Christmas break was a difficult performance, one that required the balance and care of a Cirque du

CGA-BC is again alerting practitioners to changes by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that affect all paid preparers of U.S. tax returns. 

SME sector ‘not out of the woods yet,’ says CGA-Canada’s Anthony Ariganello as between a third and one half of all small businesses worldwide don’t have adequate reserves to survive another financial crisis.

VANCOUVER, Oct. 28—The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to announce the John Leslie award recipient for 2010 - Pierre Barnès, FCGA of Montreal, Quebec.

The results of the election for the 2011 Board of Governors were announced at the Annual General Meeting in Whistler on Saturday, September 18. The following members were approved to serve on the CGA-BC Board of Governors for 2011.

Canada to Help Foreign-Trained Accountants Enter Workforce    The Government of Canada is funding a project that will make it easier for internationally trained accountants to find work in their field. The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), mad

Gordon Ruth, BA, FCGA, has been appointed as our new Executive Director.

Financial executives are more optimistic today than they were this time last year, according to the annual Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor.

Victoria, B.C. --- March 2, 2010 --- Finance Minister Colin Hansen has delivered a ‘stay the course’ budget that will help the province emerge from the global economic crisis, says John Pankratz, FCGA, the President of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC).

The Board of Governors of CGA-BC regrets to inform you of the passing of R. W. (Bill) Caulfield, BA, FCIS, CGA (Hon.), long time Executive Director of CGA-BC. He had been battling lymphatic cancer for the past two years and died peacefully last night at Lions Gate Hospital at 9:30 pm surrounded by his family.

Victoria, B.C. – More than 750 of the province’s leading accountants are set to convene in Victoria for the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia’s annual conference.

On Saturday, September 19, 2009, the Annual General Meeting of The Certified General Accountants of British Columbia passed several amendments to the Association’s Bylaws and Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct (the Code).

Victoria, B.C. – More than 750 of the province’s leading accountants are set to convene in Victoria for the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia’s annual conference.

(Ottawa) Premiers have a unique opportunity to improve Canada’s negotiating position in free trade talks with the European Union by honouring their commitment to remove barriers to interprovincial trade and labour mobility, a coalition of national business associations said today. 

While weakness in B.C.'s economy has spread and accelerated in recent months, the province has likely seen the worst of the recession, according to the Royal Bank's provincial forecast.

(Dublin, June 3, 2009) —The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA).

A new report by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) reveals that household debt has reached an all-time high of $1.3 trillion in 2008, yet Canadians perceive their financial condition to be better than it is.

Most Canadian manufacturers and exporters are not prepared for a pandemic, according to a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association survey.

According to a Robert Half International survey released Thursday, the negative impacts of the recession are growing as workplace morale erodes and stress loads increase.


Vancouver, March 31, 2009 – The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) and its provincial and territorial partners today launched a Canada-wide, multi-media advertising campaign emphasizing the depth of skills and experience that Certified General Accountants bring to their employers and clients.

2009 03 31 PEP, the Association’s Partners in Employment Program, has reached another milestone early in 2009, and it’s a powerhouse. BC Hydro, the Crown corporation and Canada’s third largest electric utility, is the 100th employer to join PEP.

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) in collaboration  with the provincial and territorial organizations have chosen Grip Limited of Toronto to develop a Canada-wide advertising campaign to emphasize the CGA designation’s excellence, distinctiveness and leadership in the field of professional accounting and business.  The national and provincial multi-media campaign is set to launch in early April.

In a move that CGAs across the country cheered, today B.C. became the first province in Canada to introduce legislation that would tear down barriers to full labour mobility for all trades and professions.

The economic downturn has left many Canadians with mounting personal debt and credit problems.

The hiring of full-time accounting and finance professionals is expected to increase slightly in the second quarter of 2009, according to the Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index.

The global economic and financial situation is unprecedented, and countries around the world are taking immediate steps to deliver aggressive stimulus packages to address the economic crisis and revive their economies.

Measures included in Budget 2009 aimed at stimulating growth, business and consumer confidence are good news for the Canadian economy, says the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada).

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) applauds the changes to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) agreed to last week by the first ministers to remove barriers that restrict labour mobility across the country.

CGA-Canada approves of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation in Canada to create a common securities regulator.

Six weeks ago the social committee of Richmond CGA firm Reid Hurst Nagy Inc. issued a challenge to all staff to see which in-house team could contribute the most food to the Richmond Food Bank. The real winners of the challenge would be the men, women and children who depend on the food bank.

Incoming CGA-BC President and SFU business instructor Stephen Spector, FCGA, has won a TD Canada Trust distinguished teaching award. The award, worth $3000, is based on materials preparation, statements from nominees and student comments.

CGA-BC President Pat Keller, FCGA, has been presented with the CRA Award of Excellence, the most prestigious honour that can be granted to employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Guy Heywood Elected to North Van City Council. Gordon Clissold, FCGA, Appointed to CGA-Canada Board.

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to announce that Sylvie Voghel, B.Sc., FCGA, is the recipient of the John Leslie Award for 2008.

CGA-BC is a volunteer-powered organization. Whether acting as ambassadors to the business community, promoting the CGA program to potential students, running for charity in our name or invigilating at exams, our volunteers turn our business objectives into reality year after year.

At the 2008 edition of the convocation ceremony, the largest graduating class in CGA-BC’s history was celebrated like conquering heroes returning from a long campaign.

The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) is pleased to announce and congratulate the 2008 recipients of its annual awards.

E-mails disguised as Canada Revenue Agency messages contain links to harmful software. See the CRA's alert and a sample of the fraudulent e-mail.

London Drugs President and COO Wynne Powell, FCGA, will receive the prestigious 2008 Henry Singer Award by the University of Alberta’s School of Retailing on October 6 in Edmonton.

The results of the election for the 2009 Board of Governors were announced at the Annual General Meeting in Kelowna on Saturday, September 20.

Kelowna, BC — At the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia’s annual general meeting held in Kelowna, on Saturday, September 20, 2008, the membership approved a series of amendments to the Association’s Bylaws and the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct (CEPROC).

To protect the public interest, CGA-BC, as a self-regulating professional body, adheres to prescribed standards as set out in our Act, Bylaws, and Code. Members and students have a duty to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner in serving clients, employers, and the public.

Vancouver boasts lowest business tax costs in Canada,  KPMG report      Tuesday, July 29, 2008   Business in Vancouver   Vancouver has one of the lowest business tax costs out of 35 major cities around the world  studied by KPMG in a new report.

Passion, hunger, knowledge and high energy – these are the fundamental components to success, in the words of keynote speaker Wynne Powell, FCGA.

Quebec CGAs Gain Full Practice Rights  CNW Telbec December 19, 2007 Montréal –The Ordre des comptables généraux licenciés du Québec (CGA Quebec), achieved an historic milestone today when the National Assembly adopted Bill 46 ...

Despite having anti-virus and anti-spam software as well as a firewall installed, four in 10 small and medium sized companies in the United States still do not believe their networks are secure, a new survey shows.

XBRL poised to displace PDF as global financial filing standard Business in Vancouver December 15, 2007 Securities regulators, accountants, analysts, investors, bankers, tech workers and even the guy who wrote Wikinomics were in Vancouver last

CGA Responds to Competition Bureau Report  

Canadian employers expect a healthy hiring climate for the January to March period of 2008 according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook.

Five per cent of chief financial officers in Canada plan to add accounting and finance staff during the first quarter of 2008 and five per cent anticipate personnel reductions. Executives in the finance, insurance and real estate sector are most optimistic about hiring.

Under the new affiliation agreement, the newly created CGA Caribbean will serve and represent members and students throughout the English speaking Caribbean.  

E-mails disguised as Canada Revenue Agency messages contain links to harmful software. See the CRA's alert and a sample of the fraudulent e-mail.

In response to the federal government’s throne speech, CGA-Canada has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling for action to take down the barriers to interprovincial trade, and to get moving on its plan for broad-based tax relief.

Best Buy Finds Sweet Deals With PEP October 19, 2007 CGA BC's first Speed Interview Night held exclusively for one Partner in Employment at its own headquarters was held this past Wednesday.

CGA-BC was front and centre as the lead sponsor of the recent Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in B.C. survey and celebration.  The annual Business in Vancouver event honours the 100 B.C. companies whose revenue has grown the fastest over the past five years.

Employers around the world continue to feel the effects of a shortage of accounting and finance professionals, according to the recently released Robert Half International Global Financial Employment Monitor.

The annual presentation of the J.M. Macbeth awards were made to a select group of Certified General Accountants in honour of their significant contributions to their respective chapters.

In a unanimous decision at the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia’s annual general meeting in Victoria, the membership approved a series of amendments to the Association’s bylaws.

Victoria, BC—CGA BC, not to mention downtown Victoria, is preparing for the biggest conference in its 56 year history. The biggest in just about any way you want to measure it...

Canadian employers expect a favorable hiring climate for the October to December period of 2007 according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

British Columbia will experience growth of 3.1 per cent for 2007 and 3.2 per cent for 2008, according to a new report from Canada West Foundation.

It's been over eight months in the works. It's taken hundreds of hours of research. Thousands more hours of programming, publishing and linking.

Accounting financial executives expect to continue hiring accounting and finance professionals in the third quarter, according to the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index, although at a more moderate rate than during the second quarter.

Integrity is the most important quality in a leader according to a U.S. survey of Chief Financial Officers.

After more than a decade of tracking, reporting on, and using the Agreement on Trade (AIT), the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada wants the federal and provincial governments to do away with the Agreement and re-think their approach to regulating domestic trade.

B.C. has a new auditor general. John Doyle, the deputy auditor general for the state of Western Australia, was the unanimous choice of the committee.

Congratulations to all new CGA grads, including a sizeable group who are past graduates of BCIT's Financial Management diploma program.

Taxpayers can look forward to faster turnarounds and greater satisfaction with government audits as part of the improved customer satisfaction standards in the third edition of the Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code.

In the cautious words of a Statistics Canada report, the nation's accounting industry "continues to be very healthy."

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