CPA Saskatchewan Communications
A MESSAGE FROM CEO, SHELLEY THIEL
Developments related to COVID-19 have completely changed how we are now working and behaving. It is important for all of us to join together in cooperation to flatten the curve. At CPA SK, we have joined these efforts through the implementation of changes for our office, including closing the office and shifting our team to working remotely. These steps reflect our priority of ensuring the safety of our staff and their families, our members, as well as the broader community.
We will continue to enforce all regulatory and compliance matters as we strive to uphold our legislated mandate to protect the public. Our office will remain flexible in dealing with the circumstances that will arise during this difficult time. Members experiencing challenges should reach out to us.
We are grateful for technology that enables all of us to continue working and moving forward as a profession. We are also pleased to provide you with resources that you might find helpful during this difficult time. Our website will continue to be updated.
For those who may be experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety during this challenging time, remember that the profession’s CPA Assist program is available for all Saskatchewan CPAs, candidates, and their immediate family members. You will find additional information at https://cpa-assist.ca/.
Although we are working remotely, all of our staff can be reached via email or phone. We appreciate the patience of our members as we navigate our new work environments.
Together we will come through this challenging time. Stay safe.
YOUR 2020/21 SPRING RENEWAL
CPA Saskatchewan is closely monitoring the COVID-19 ever-evolving situation and is committed to ensuring that we accommodate our members who have been displaced from their typical work environments.
In response, CPA Saskatchewan is extending the deadline to declare CPD hours for 2019, complete your member renewal declaration and pay your 2020/21 fees, from April 15, 2020 to May 15, 2020.
We will continue to enforce all regulatory and compliance matters as we strive to uphold our obligation to protect the public. However, our office will remain flexible in dealing with the circumstances that will arise during this difficult time for our members.
Our new and improved CPA member portal is fully functional now and available for you. The “Spring Renewal & Fees” section to do your CPD declaration and renewal will be open on April 1. Information on the new portal and the renewal process will be sent by email to all members.
NEW LINKEDIN GROUP FOR SMALL PRACTITIONERS
CPA Saskatchewan has developed a new, Small Practitioners LinkedIn Group to allow small practitioners in Saskatchewan to share resources, ideas, tips and best practices and access CPA Saskatchewan resources for small practitioners. Request to join the group here. Please note that the Small Practitioners Group is restricted to small practitioners within the province of Saskatchewan.
CPA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATE
Education & Practical Experience Update
The health and welfare of our candidates, staff and volunteers who administer exams and modules are paramount. Faced with the growing concerns and uncertainties over COVID-19, the profession has cancelled all April CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and CPA preparatory course examinations, and the May 2020 Common Final Examination (CFE). In addition, the Capstone 2 module scheduled to start on April 4, 2020 is cancelled. For more information, visit their website and download the FAQ document here. Frequently asked practical experience questions are also included.
CPA Western School of Business
If you are a CPA Candidate or Student with questions or concerns, please visit the Western School of Business website.
For those who may be experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety during this challenging time, remember that the profession’s CPA Assist program is available for all Saskatchewan CPAs, candidates, and their immediate family members. This includes a confidential support line, by calling 1.855.596.4222, as well as crisis support available 24/7. For more additional information CPA Assist.
REMOTE WORK FOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS
View CPA Saskatchewan's remote work tips for professional accountants here.