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Ethics and Standards 

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Ethics are the values by which we live and work. They are instrumental to our decision-making ability, especially when our choice of action is broad. Because business often creates situations and environments filled with shades of grey rather than the clear cut black and white of right or wrong, in-depth knowledge of ethics is crucial. A sound understanding of our ethical duties and a working ethical compass are key to upholding our reputation for integrity and trustworthiness.

The following links outline members' ethical responsibilities and rights.

See how members' ethical responsibilities and our commitment to Protecting The Public is detailed. 

CGA-Canada's PD Net also has several articles and resources collected under the heading Ethics & Trust under Business Knowledge, as well as online seminars on the topic.

Act [PDF 39KB] The Accountants (Certified General) Act is the provincial legislation governing CGA-BC. The Minister of Advanced Education administers the Act. Provisions include the Association’s structure and legal capacity, governance, the right to use the designation, and protection of the public.

Bylaws  [PDF 67KB] The Bylaws are the operational rules by which the Association is governed, and they cover every aspect of running CGA-BC:

  • membership
  • members of the Board
  • Board meetings
  • general meetings
  • committees
  • education
  • finance and administration
  • chapters
  • discipline
  • public practice

The authority of the Bylaws falls directly from the Act.


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