All Accountants are not created equally!
Michelle Duford, CGA, serving Kelowna and Lake Country.
Unlike many other professionals, anyone can call themselves an accountant. The term accountant is not reserved or in any way restricted. This does not mean that a non-designated accountant is not competent, it only means that they do not have to adhere to the standards of professional accountants.
Professional accountants, CGA's, CA's and CMA's study for many years
and are required to pass rigorous examinations before they can use
their designations. Addititionally, professional accountants are
required to keep their knowledge up to date, which is closely monitored
by the respective associations. Public accountants must go one
step further and attend additional training and are required to carry
insurance. Every three years, a mandatory practice review is conducted
associations to ensure the quality of the work performed meets the high
standards that you have come to expect.
For more information on professional accountants you can contact one
of the three accounting associations in Canada, Certified General
Accountants (CGA), Chartered
Accountants (CA) and Certified Mangagment Accountants (CMA).
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Whether you are starting out, or you just need a new accountant, give me a call and we can discuss your unique situation and help you get started.