Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

October 17, 2008 16:19 ET

The Ordre des Comptables Agrees du Québec and the Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France Commit to Recognizing Professional Qualifications

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - The Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and the Ordre des experts-comptables de France will today sign a statement of commitment in which they jointly pledge to sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications by mid-April 2009.

"We take great pride in signing this statement, which represents a historic partnership between France and Quebec. We are now defining the application terms and conditions with our French counterparts and are moving forward to enable our members to take advantage of the opportunities presented by this framework agreement as soon as possible. A few years ago, the Ordre established a reciprocity agreement with France, which will remain in effect until the new agreement is signed," stated Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

The Ordre believes that the framework agreement between France and Quebec on the recognition of professional qualifications is a major step forward in addressing Quebec's workforce challenges, and fully supports the initiative of the Quebec and French governments.

"This agreement will improve labour mobility between France and Quebec. Specifically, this means that it will be easier for Quebec chartered accountants to practice their profession in France and for French public accountants to do so in Quebec. This agreement is of great importance to our members, given that many large and mid-sized accounting firms have offices in France or are associated with French public accounting firms," said Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

With a membership of close to 17,500 CAs and 1,700 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and the highest professional and ethical standards.

Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Caroline Emmanuel
    External Relations Manager
    514-982-4615 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4615
    c.emmanuel@ocaq.qc.ca