Public Accounting Services


Public accounting is defined by legislation (Section 2(1)(a) of the Public Accountants Act) and by CPA Nova Scotia By-Laws, and include the following types of engagements: 

  • Audit Engagements as set out in the CPA Handbook - Assurance
  • Specified Audit Procedures as set out in the CPA Handbook - Assurance
  • Review Engagements as set out in the CPA Handbook - Assurance

Members in the practice of public accounting, must be certified by CPA Nova Scotia and licensed by the PABNS. All members are required to renew through both organizations, which are independent of each other.

All certificates must be renewed by September 15th annually. Click here for the public accounting certification process