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Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia

Business stars are made, not born—and one of the most effective tools to cultivate outstanding entrepreneurs, executives and innovators is a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation.

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) supports and unifies the provincial accounting profession, representing professionals who provide the highest standards of accounting, ethics and best practices. Though the organization’s primary goal is to ensure designated accountants are fully equipped with high-level strategic and financial expertise, CPABC has a more holistic mission: to enlighten the industry about the CPA designation and its myriad of benefits for businesses across the board.

Once known singularly as financial whiz kids, today’s CPAs emerge from training with much more than merely accounting skills. Now, the goal of training is to prepare graduates for all types of business acumen, including problem solving, analytics, communications and management, so they can add value to their companies immediately and over time. Fortune 500s and small non-profits alike are discovering the benefits of hiring CPA-trained professionals who are equipped with the intelligence required to succeed in a multifaceted and increasingly competitive business climate.

But it’s not just wannabe accountants who are completing certification. CPA programs are available for currently employed staff, and many human resources professionals rely on CPA to help identify top business and account prospects. In fact, a number of Canadian employers will subsidize program costs, recognizing that investment in CPA training can add to a company’s bottom line by improving efficiency and growth.

Business-savvy professionals can make all the difference in transforming industry, government, non-profit and educational organizations from good to great, from successful to industry-leading. CPABC’s continuing education presents the opportunity for staff to build and broaden their skills and for potential hires to arm themselves with necessary tools to stand out, develop critical thinking skills and make a powerful and lasting contribution to their profession. Investing in a CPA designation means investing in leadership, growth and business success—how’s that for ROI?