A CPA designation provides you not only with an eminently useful set of skills and knowledge, but with entry into a group of like-minded professionals. Your fellow designation holders use their CPA in a fascinating variety of ways, from performing forensic audits to providing tax services to helping small businesses get a solid financial foundation. Each and every one of you is the public face of the CPA designation, and your professionalism, knowledge, and commitment to quality are its standard-bearers.
To help uphold this professional standard and reputation, CPA NS has developed a Code of Professional Conduct (CPC), outlining a Chartered Professional Accountant’s responsibilities to their clients, the public, and to their colleagues and associates. This code applies to all members, candidates and students, and registered firms, regardless of the type of professional services they provide.
The CPA Code not only helps guide the profession, it also serves as a public statement of good faith, assuring the public that Chartered Professional Accountants, as a body, voluntarily hold themselves to the highest principles. The aim of these principles is to serve the public interest with skill, integrity, and professionalism at all times. These principles also serve to foster courteous and ethical conduct within the profession.
So what does this mean? It means that as CPAs, we all work together to uphold the profession’s reputation for integrity, ethics, and high professional standards.