While reading through the comments posted to our www.visioncga.org discussion forum, I’ve been encouraged by the vast number of people who clearly understand and continue to champion the unique value that the CGA designation provides.
CGAs offer a level of depth and wisdom which is a testament to our program. Our tagline, “we see more than numbers”, is supported by the actions of our many members and students.
CGAs are found across the world, working in numerous industries and specializing in commerce, finance, government, public practice and beyond. In public practice, our client base is equally diverse, ranging from multi-national corporations to individual entrepreneurs. In short, CGAs continually prove we are more than number crunchers.
So how are CGAs different? It’s simple – we have the breadth to meet the myriad of opportunities and challenges that exist in today’s complex business environment. We have the training to work in areas beyond tax and audit. Our students choose where they get their professional experience and the area of business they will specialize in. That gives CGAs the opportunity to work in many diverse and interesting areas of business.
CGAs add value beyond the balance sheet. We provide businesses with financial leadership and insights beyond the numbers to promote growth and sustainability for organizations. We are leaders in our organizations, there to add true value, and guide businesses in making important strategic decisions.
Too often, accountants are painted as strictly finance types. CGAs are characterized by our dedication to our profession, and also by our ability to deliver our knowledge and insight in a straight-talking manner.
I am extremely proud to be part of such a strong group of dedicated experts and at CGA-Canada we continue to protect and promote the interests of our members and students to ensure you continue to carry out amazing work each and every day.
Anthony Ariganello is the president and chief executive officer of CGA-Canada.