Chartered Professional Accountants
Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) advise businesses and individuals throughout Canada and around the world. They are leaders in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice, and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. Their clients range from major corporations and industries, to not-for-profits and government agencies, and to families and entrepreneurs.
CPAs play key roles within diverse segments of the economy including industry, public accounting, government, education and the not-for-profit sector. They offer a strong set of accounting 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.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Founded in 1887, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards. www.aicpa.org
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis
The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™) is the premier inter-national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena. Founded in 1993, IDFA provides specialized training to accounting, financial, and legal professionals in the field of pre-divorce financial planning. Over the years, we have certified more than 5,000 professionals in the US and Canada as Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) professionals.
The Institute provides comprehensive training using a variety of knowledge and skill-building techniques. CDFA candidates learn how to help their clients with financial issues that will affect the rest of their lives, including:
- Personal vs. marital property
- Valuing and dividing property
- Retirement assets and pensions
- Spousal and child support
- Splitting the house
- Tax problems and solutions
- Expert witness testimony
- Tax law and financial issues affecting divorce.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world’s premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with over 36,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.