Who we are


CPA Nova Scotia is the provincial regulating body for professional accountants. Our main priorities are 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 hold the designation - Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Legislation to create 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 designation is Canada's pre-eminent accounting and business designation. With more than 4,000 members in Nova Scotia and over 200,000 members across Canada, CPAs provide crucial financial expertise to businesses and individuals in every sector of the economy. 


What we do


CPA Nova Scotia Plays Multiple Roles.
Primarily, protecting the public interest by ensuring our members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We serve and support over 4,000 CPAs in their qualifications and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profit and academia.

As the governing provincial body of a self-regulating profession, CPA Nova Scotia plays the role of educator, provider, regulator, representative and thought leader.