Global Designation Proposed by Accounting Orgs

The world is converging on itself at 90 miles an hour, based on a new effort by eight accounting organizations to develop a global designation that could be used anywhere in the world.

The proposed designation is designed to enable professionals from various accounting disciplines to use their ethics and skills to provide a broader range of globally relevant services to clients, customers and employers.

The first step in the process is the formation of the Global Task Force to begin addressing the matter, and Robin Hamilton Harding, former CFO of Bell Canada, has been appointed chair of the task force.

The proposed designation is not designed to replace the CPA, CA or other designations, but rather complement it so that professionals can work internationally.

Organizations involved include AICPA, and institutes of CAs in Canada, Australia, England and Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and South Africa.

You may like these other stories...

By Jason BramwellThe IRS on August 19 unveiled a new online registration system for financial institutions that need to register with the agency under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).Financial institutions...
By Curtis C. Verschoor, CMAThe furor over the extensive tax avoidance measures used by technology companies such as Google and Apple has reached new heights in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Government...
By Jason Bramwell Government leaders of eight of the world's largest economies pledged on June 18 to take a tougher stance on fighting tax evasion. The Group of Eight (G8) leaders, who met in Northern Ireland,...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Sep 24
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
Sep 30
This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Oct 23
Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.
Oct 30
Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links. For the uninitiated, workbook links allow you to connect one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages.