What is a CPA?

In Ontario, a CPA is a Certified Public Accountant. 

A CPA is a professional accountant who has obtained the necessary education, passed the Uniform CPA Examination, and met the experience requirements set by Canada’s provincial or territorial accounting body.

Overall, the education and training required to become a CPA in Ontario involve a combination of academic coursework, practical experience, and professional examinations. Once certified, CPAs must maintain their professional competence by participating in continuing education and complying with professional ethics and standards.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a credible financial advisor professionally trained to assist individuals, businesses, and other organizations in developing a plan to reach their financial goals. Whether that goal is for a new home, opening a new office, or planning a multi-billion-dollar merger, CPAs can help.

CPAs play vital roles within diverse segments of the economy, including industry, public accounting, government, education, and the not-for-profit sector. They offer a robust set of accounting, consulting, and managerial skills required for today’s complex and evolving environment.

CPAs are broad-minded, forward-thinking professionals who undertake appropriate analysis, exercise good judgment, communicate effectively and act to protect the public interest. CPAs are chief financial officers for Fortune 500 companies and advisors to small neighbourhood business owners.

CPAs will work for public accounting firms, whether large or small and are well-respected strategic business advisors and decision-makers. They act as consultants on many issues, including taxes and accounting. Almost all businesses need accounting expertise for tax preparation and general financial advice.

Larger businesses tend to retain in-house accounting expertise, whereas smaller firms typically utilize accountants contracted through public accounting firms on an as-needed basis.

CPAs provide various accounting services to businesses, including auditing financial statements, preparing and analyzing financial reports, developing budgets and forecasts, and providing tax planning and advice. They can assist with mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and strategic business advice.

Accounting Services for business

CPAs in Ontario are regulated by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario), which sets high standards for ethics and professional conduct. Businesses can rely on CPAs to provide financial statements that are accurate and compliant with applicable accounting standards and regulations.

Additionally, CPAs can provide valuable insights and advice to help businesses make informed decisions and achieve their financial goals.

Ahmad and Mumtaz and their team lead a full-service accounting practice based in Oakville, Ontario, offering a broad range of services to meet the needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas.

We bring new opportunities to A.M.I. CPA Professional Corporation. In addition to the existing services provided, we will expand the scope of services to Business Process Reviews, Risk Management, Performance Management, Information Systems and ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.