Who Are CGA's
Certified General Accountants (CGAs) are highly valued professionals who provide accounting and financial management leadership across the economic landscape. They are employed in industry, commerce, and government, occupying such key positions as CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, Auditors, Financial Analysts, and Taxation Strategists. CGAs also operate in public accounting firms, delivering a wide variety of financial services to small and large corporate clients, including audits, consulting, accounting, and tax planning.
CGAs offer employers and clients exceptional leading edge technical skills and are at the forefront of innovative business strategies and technologies. Their broad spectrum of expertise delivers a competitive edge, advancing productivity, efficiency, sustainability, and growth.
Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada is a self-regulating professional association that represents 75,000 students and certified members, across Canada, and as well, Bermuda, the nations of the Caribbean, the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
CGA-Canada establishes national educational standards and develops the CGA Program of Professional Studies. CGA Canada also sets professional standards for its members through the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct, the CGA Independence Standard, Public Practice Entrance and Continuance Standard, and mandatory continuing professional development.
CGA-Canada contributes to national and international accounting standard setting through co-operative professional relationships with other accounting bodies, represents the interests of the public and CGAs, and serves as an advocate for accounting professional excellence.