Eligible CPD Topics
CGA recognizes that the knowledge and competencies required of members are continuously changing. CPD activities are expected to develop the professional knowledge, professional skills and professional values of a Certified General Accountant.
Your responsibility is to maintain the standards and technical competence of the accounting profession. When evaluating your CPD activities for inclusion they must be on a subject that increases the general skills or expertise of a professional accountant and is relevant to your current or future employment. Certain activities may benefit your employer, clients, or staff but would not be appropriate as CPD. It is important to differentiate between job activities and professional development activities.
As in the past, in order to qualify for hours, the member must be able to demonstrate the professional relevance and appropriate learning of the activity. This applies to all areas of reporting, including authoring articles and undertaking responsibilities in a volunteer capacity.
CPD encompasses a wide variety of subjects, and may include, but is not limited to the following:
Accounting, auditing, banking, bankruptcy, behavioural sciences, budgeting, business and management theory, business communication, business law, business valuation, capital expenditure decisions, credit management, economics, estates and trusts, ethics, financial management, HR management, industry specific issues, information systems and EDP, insurance, interpersonal skills, investment management, labour and personnel relations, marketing, personal financial planning, public practice management, risk management, statistics, taxation, and treasury management.