Practitioners’ Forum provides an opportunity for sole practitioners, small firm and mid size firm partners in public practice to exchange information, share best practices, and strengthen professional alliances. A steering committee of Forum members sets the agenda in advance, and discussion topics vary at each meeting. The Forums meet for a two-hour morning session three times per year and are open only to members licensed for public practice. We define a “sole practitioner” as a registered CPA firm, a small firm as one with with up to five partners, and a mid size firm as one with greater than five partners often operating regionally. These forums are open to members licensed for public practice (owners) and derive a majority of their professional income from their practice.
A new Provincial Practitioner Discussion Forum has been formed to discuss accounting or auditing issues related to COVID-19. This forum is open to all licensed practitioners in BC. The forum will meet online to discuss guidance published by CPA Canada and allow members to help each other deal with the impact of COVID-19 on financial reporting.
The Vancouver Technology Forum provides information on computer software, hardware, and other technology-related topics to CPA members. The Forum meets on Thursdays for a two-hour session up to nine times per year. There is a nominal annual fee charged to cover the cost of the forum’s expenses.
There are also specialized forums for those in the Construction Sector and Taxation. There is also a Young Professionals Forum for members under the age of 40 interested in personal development and networking with other professionals.
Sign up to join a forum but please note that some of these forums are restricted based on specified criteria ( eg. Practitioner forums are restricted to those members licensed for public practice).
For more information or to join, please contact Advisory Services.