Practitioners’ Forum


Co-Chairs: Mark Kennedy FCPA FCMA, Geraldine Lai CPA CGA CA, Jose Riquelme CPA CGA

Staff Support:  Brigitte Ilk CPA CGA

The Sole Practitioners’ Forum – Burnaby provides an opportunity for practitioners to exchange information, share best practices, and strengthen professional alliances. This Forum is supported by CPABC and runs collaboratively with the CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter. The agenda is pre-determined by the Forum’s members and discussion topics vary at each meeting. The Forum meets for a two-hour afternoon session three times per year.

A new Provincial Practitioner Discussion Forum has been formed to discuss accounting and auditing issues related to COVID-19.  This online forum is open to all licensed practitioners in BC and will meet to discuss guidance published by CPA Canada and allow members to help each other deal with the impact of COVID-19 on financial reporting.

Sign up to join, but please note that member forums are restricted to CPABC members licensed for public practice.

For more information or to join, please contact Advisory Services.

News & Views Knowledge Base – Great Resource for Practitioners

The CPABC News & Views Online Knowledge Base is a good resource for technical and practice management information. Click here to find this online resource on the CPABC website.

On the landing page of the Knowledge Base, there is a search function.  Insert key word(s) and scroll down for the results. For example, searching on “Compilations” results in useful information such as:
•    Purpose of compiled financial statements
•    Notice to Reader communication
•    Engagement & representation letters
•    Compilation & documentation requirements
•    Annual corporate filings
•    Compilations & independence
At the bottom of the screen, CPABC highlights upcoming events or topics applicable to practitioners in the short term.

This online Knowledge Base contains many relevant and useful articles and is constantly being grown. There’s also guidance such as the new Guide for Review Engagements (the new CSRE 2400 standard) and Guide to Independence. And webinars of interest to practitioners, both from CPABC and CPA Canada. Use this online resource to search both technical and practice management topics.