About CPA NL

The Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador is a professional organization representing more than 1,800 active and retired members and 200 future CPAs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Each provincial CPA organization is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), which represents more than 210,000 professional accountants across Canada and Bermuda, making it one of the top five accounting designations in the world.

Under the CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS ACT, CPA Newfoundland and Labrador is responsible for regulating the CPA profession in the province. The objects of the Association are to promote and increase the knowledge, skill, and proficiency of Chartered Professional Accountants and Public Accountants; to protect the integrity of the profession; and to serve and protect the public interest in all matters relating to the conduct of Chartered Professional Accountants and Public Accountants.  CPA Newfoundland and Labrador is also responsible for the training and certification of CPA Candidates.

CPAs work in every sector of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are involved in a wide range of complex disciplines – from financial reporting, finance, and taxation; to strategy and governance, assurance, performance management, and information technology – and they volunteer their time and expertise for numerous community projects and charitable organizations.

Approximately 20% of CPAs work in public practice, but the rest work in diverse sectors such as industry, government, education, and the not-for-profit sector. They offer a strong set of accounting and managerial skills required for today’s complex and evolving environment. These professional accountants are highly attractive to employers and recruiters for their solid training and expertise that contribute to improved efficiency and growth.

The profession is committed to attracting the best and brightest to the CPA profession. CPA Newfoundland and Labrador continues to work with the CPA Atlantic School of Business in this effort which sees increasing numbers every year. This bodes well to the growth of the profession in the province and nationally.