CPA Nova Scotia Governance

CPA Nova Scotia's mandate is to ensure the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation. Professional accountants in Nova Scotia are represented by a single, self-regulating body and hold the designation Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). 

The Chartered Professional Accountants Act, the Legislation to create the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia (CPA Nova Scotia) was proclaimed August 2, 2016. CPA Nova Scotia resulted from the merger of the three legacy accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (CA), the Society of Management Accountants of Nova Scotia (CMA), and the Certified General Accountants Association of Nova Scotia (CGA). 

The CPA Nova Scotia By-Laws  and the CPA Nova Scotia Code of Professional Conduct became effective on August 2, 2016.

The initial CPA Nova Scotia Board of Directors is composed of specific representations from the Legacy Bodies and Lay members as outlined in the Act. The role of CPA Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors is to govern the CPA profession in Nova Scotia and develop policy supporting CPA Nova Scotia’s mandate of professional education, regulation, member service, and protection of the public interest.