Petition Tag - accountants

1. CGA, CMA merger with Functional Tagging

The current proposal to merge the accounting bodies on Canada does not do the public any service. A major problem with the current merger is the requirement for legacy designation tagging.

This requirement will increase the number of designations from 3 to 4. There will be CPA, CAs; CPA, CMAs and CPA, CGAs in addition to newly qualified CPAs.

This only increases the confusion regarding designations in the market.

An alternative proposal in to have all members as CPAs, new and legacy, with publicly licensed members tagged CPA-A or CPA-T clarifying right away the functional competency of that member.