Earlier this year, CPA Alberta conducted a survey of Alberta CPAs to find out their thoughts on a variety of topics. The survey questions closely mirrored those of a survey done in 2017, allowing CPA Alberta to observe any trends. The survey is also immensely valuable in helping CPA Alberta set its priorities and meet the needs of Alberta CPAs.
Here are some of the findings:
The top three priorities Alberta CPAs say CPA Alberta should focus on remained unchanged from two years ago. Those are:
- Effectively regulate the profession to protect the public
- Protect the reputation and integrity of the designation
- Provide or facilitate relevant, high-quality PD opportunities
The survey showed a consensus that CPA Alberta is effectively meeting those requirements:
- 83% agree CPA Alberta is setting, maintaining, and enforcing professional standards and ethics (an increase of 3 percentage points from 2017)
- 80% agree CPA Alberta is protecting the public interest (an increase of 8 percentage points from 2017)
- 76% agree CPA Alberta is providing valuable PD opportunities (an increase of 3 percentage points from 2017)
Alberta CPAs report they are facing a variety of important professional challenges. Those cited most frequently were:
- Current economic conditions
- Technological change
- Dealing with client/employer demands and expectations
- Career opportunities/development of new business
Learn more about survey results in the upcoming fall/winter issue of Dividends.