The accountancy industry in Canada is divided into three bodies: The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) or Chartered Accountant (CA), the Certified General Accountants (CGA), and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA). Because of their solid reputation and quality standards, accounting jobs in Canada offer a rewarding career.
The CICAs are Canadian accountants who received university degrees in accountancy or other business courses. They are known for their impressive analytical proficiency, judgment abilities, professional skills, and auditing expertise. Job titles acquired by CICAs include consolidation accountant, financial reporting accountant, auditor, corporate policy and reporting accountant, and senior manager.
On the other hand, the CGAs are types of accountants who comprise the upper 5% of highest paid workers in Canada. By serving the public with professional excellence, they have contributed to both the local and global accounting standard setting. Some positions included in the long list of possible careers for CGAs are corporate controller, senior management adviser, chief information system auditor, senior systems analyst, senior auditor, chief financial officer, financial crime analyst, chief operating officer, corporate tax specialist, and information systems manager.
The CMA types of accountants, meanwhile, take pride in promoting outstanding assurance services, great strategic operations, and notable cost management. Position titles received by CMAs include controller, finance manager, director of finance, logistics officer, adviser on strategic planning and risk management, accounting manager, and financial analyst accountant.