A National Merger discussion between the CMA and CA professional designations has been approved.  CPA Canada will be established in early 2013.  CPA will stand for Chartered Professional Accountant.  Currently, CMA is a Certified Management Accountant. One reason for the merger has been International confusion with 3 designations in Canada.  This new CPA designation will help to unite the accountants. The CGA designation has not come on board yet… Students wanting a career in accounting still have many choices as to which path to pursue.  To learn more visit www.CPACanada.ca

What does this mean for me?

I soon will be referred to as: Sarah Sabo, CPA, CMA