CPABC 2019-20 Licence Renewal & Self Declaration for Audit Licencees

Professional Competence for Public Practitioners who perform audit services – The international Education Standard 8 (IES 8) You may have noticed that your 2019 audit license renewal notice was different than in previous years. If you are not certain why, this article may shed some light on the topic. When renewing your license you were … Continue reading “CPABC 2019-20 Licence Renewal & Self Declaration for Audit Licencees”


Professional Development This Fall

The fall CPA Professional Development Catalogue has been delivered and firms are inquiring as to which courses we would recommend taking this fall. Our answer of course is “it depends”. See below for our suggestions based on the issue(s) you are facing. If implementation of the Canadian Standard for Review Engagements (CSRE 2400) did not … Continue reading “Professional Development This Fall”


IES 8 – Professional Competence for Licensed Practitioners

The following discussion is most relevant to public practitioners who perform audit and assurance services. As members of the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”) the provincial CPA regulatory bodies must demonstrate compliance with IFAC requirements.  One of the more recent requirements is International Education Standard 8 (“IES 8”) Professional Competence for Engagement Partners Responsible for Audits of Financial … Continue reading “IES 8 – Professional Competence for Licensed Practitioners”


Take Advantage of the Canada Job Grant for your Firm’s CPD

In a previous post we wrote about the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how the Canada-BC Job Grant can make PD much more affordable for your firm. To encourage employers to invest in training and development for their current or future employees, the federal government has partnered with the provinces across the country to … Continue reading “Take Advantage of the Canada Job Grant for your Firm’s CPD”


Continuing Professional Development and the Canada-BC Job Grant

Continuing Professional Development It’s professional development season for professional accountants and you may be considering whether or not to invest in your staff’s professional development courses.  Designated CPAs are required to meet a certain number of hours of professional development, and the benefits of continuing professional development (CPD) should not be underestimated. With a thought … Continue reading “Continuing Professional Development and the Canada-BC Job Grant”