Your CPA Saskatchewan Advantage
CPA Saskatchewan provides a comprehensive Professional Development (PD) program with diversified learning opportunities. Registration in PD courses is open to members and non-members. Topics range from technical competencies in assurance and taxation to professional and personal skills. Offerings include in-person classes and workshops and a variety of distance learning options. There are two PD calendars each year. The Fall/Winter program is published at the end of August. The Spring/Summer program is published by the first week in May.
Are you interested in a CPA Saskatchewan Professional Development course in your community or place of work? Contact CPA Saskatchewan to discuss your professional development needs and options.
CPA Saskatchewan also hosts an annual conference in the spring, in Regina or Saskatoon, providing members with an opportunity to attend sessions, hear from relevant keynote speakers and network with colleagues.
In the fall, CPA Saskatchewan and Felesky Flynn LLP partner to offer the annual Forum. Topics at the Forum are particularly relevant to tax practitioners and members in industry working in the taxation area.
Access the CPA Saskatchewan website at cpask.ca for job postings, events, the current PD program, annual reports, the CPA SKConnect newsletter, “Become A CPA” information, FAQs on topics such as member renewal, CPD and licensing, the CPA Saskatchewan Rules and much more.
Through the CPA SK Portal, members and firms can update their contact information, complete the annual renewal and pay fees. In the CPA SK Portal, members report CPD, purchase Professional Development passports and register for professional development events.
CPA Saskatchewan publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter, called CPA SKConnect, to keep its members updated on changes to the profession, upcoming local events, local news, PD opportunities and other relevant areas of interest for CPAs.
In addition, CPA Saskatchewan publishes a special edition newsletter “Focus on Firms”, geared toward members working in public practice.
For the latest news and events, CPA Saskatchewan sends information to its members by email.
As a CPA member, you have access to numerous resources, including job postings, local networking events, publications and a wide-range of career and business resources through CPA Canada.
CPA Saskatchewan offers outreach sessions to the membership as a whole. As well, our staff are available to provide targeted presentations relevant to your specific situation or organization. There are annual orientation events for our newest CPA members.
CPA Saskatchewan offers fulfilling opportunities for volunteers, including serving on CPA regulatory committees or the CPA SK Board, being a mentor, assisting with recruitment events, or providing Financial Literacy presentations.
Also, playing an active volunteer role in your community is a great way to support your community and province.
CPA Saskatchewan offers guidance to members on a free, confidential and informal basis to assist in interpretation of CPA Saskatchewan’s Rules and provide direction with respect to the CPA Canada Handbook.
The CPA Saskatchewan Scholarship Fund Inc. (Fund) provides scholarships, bursaries or grants to individuals living in Saskatchewan who are enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) or the CPA preparatory courses. The scholarships, bursaries and grants are funded primarily by donations.
Members are encouraged to support CPA Saskatchewan candidates and students by sharing the scholarship application with them and by donating to the fund. The CPA Saskatchewan Scholarship Fund Inc. is a registered charity and provides official tax receipts for donations.
Additional information, eligibility criteria and applications forms are available on the CPA SK Scholarship Fund Inc. pages of the CPA SK website.
CPA Canada Member Benefits
As a CPA Canada member, you have access to a vast array of career support resources, professional development opportunities, exclusive discounts and more.CPAstore
Choose from the extensive list of print, eBook, DVD, download, online, email news, conferences, courses and webinars available for purchase on CPA Canada’s online store. With hundreds of titles available, the CPAstore has what you are looking for to enhance your professional competencies in accounting, assurance, business, finance, practice management, tax and other business areas.
CPA Canada offers a wealth of business and accounting resources as well as professional development conferences, courses and webinars. The offerings span the full range of areas that are most important to you, from financial analysis and planning, to tax compliance and reporting, and everything in between.
You can find them all by browsing the CPA Canada website or more conveniently subscribing to CPA Canada customizable electronic newsletters, Member News and PD and Events Guide.
Here is an overview of some of the areas covered:
- Audit and assurance guidance: Canadian auditing standards (CAS), enhancing audit quality, internal control, standards other than CAS.
- Finance: financial analysis and planning, treasury management, capital budgeting, business valuation, corporate finance transactions.
- Financial and non-financial reporting: application of reporting frameworks, reporting of routine and non-routine transactions, role of internal control, tax and finance.
- Management accounting: planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management, performance measurement.
- Standards and guidance collection: how to apply accounting and assurance standards, public sector accounting standards and more.
- Strategy, risk and governance: corporate governance, formulation of strategies, translation of strategies into business objectives and implementation.
- Sustainability: sustainability reporting, supporting organizations to adapt to climate change.
- Taxation: compliance and reporting, planning and implementation, associated administrative processes.
If you are in public accounting, there is an abundance of additional resources to meet your unique needs; among them are:
- CPA Canada Handbook
- Professional Engagement Guide (PEG)
- Tax Risk Management Guide
- Practitioner’s Tool Kit
Looking for convenient and engaging learning opportunities? CPA Canada offers extensive professional development —conferences, courses, resources and webinars—that will help keep you at the top of your game.
Sign up for CPA Canada’s bi-weekly PD and Events Guide, customize the offerings you want and see them as soon as they are available. Simply provide your communication preferences and receive the latest news on upcoming conferences, courses, e-learning and events, on only the topics you have specified.
To select your preferences:
- go to the My Account section to log in or create an account (both members and non-members can participate)
- in the My Interests and Subscriptions area select the topics and e-communication formats that interest you
CPA Canada offers annually in the fall a national conference. THE ONE is CPA Canada’s must-attend, multi-track CPA event of the year. Stay at the top of your game with future-focused sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, prime networking opportunities and a first-class exhibition floor. For information on the next national conference, visit the CPA Canada website at cpacanada.ca.
News you can use
As a professional, you are expected to stay on top of changes in the business and accounting worlds. CPA Canada does the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. Read your national, customizable e-newsletter, Member News on the device of your choice. Items in the monthly e-newsletter are automatically pulled from new content on the CPA Canada website and delivered directly to you based on your personal preferences. You can access the preference centre through your CPA Canada account.
CPA Canada re-launched its magazine in May 2018 under the name PIVOT. The new magazine is being published six times per year. PIVOT is a must read for current and future business leaders and is available in both print and digital formats.
CPAs get exclusive discounts on a sizeable selection of products and services, among them: computers; office products and furniture, hotel rooms, parking rates, car purchases and car rentals as well as wireless plans, fitness memberships and courier costs. Log in to your CPA Canada account to access these and other savings.
Looking to broaden your network and contribute to the profession and your community? Consider volunteering for one of CPA Canada’s numerous committees, councils, groups or advisory boards; or support CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy Program by becoming a volunteer session presenter, area leader, writer or technical advisor.