Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

April 27, 2009 15:02 ET

The Ordre Des Comptables Agrees Du Quebec Signs an Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications With the Ordre Des Experts-Comptables De France

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) - An agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications was signed today in Paris by the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and the Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France.

For the past 20 years, a reciprocity agreement between the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and the Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France had been in effect. The new agreement signed today further simplifies the chartered accountant qualification process. It should be noted that the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec received financial assistance from the Quebec government to help make this project a reality.

"We take great pride in signing this agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications with the Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France. Removing one of the main obstacles to labour mobility expedites and simplifies the qualification process," stated Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

On October 17, 2008, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and the Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France signed a statement of commitment, with the backing of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes, pledging to sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications by April 2009.

"This agreement between Quebec and France is of great importance to our members and to society as a whole. The Ordre supported the Quebec government since the start of this initiative and made every effort to ensure that its members could quickly take advantage of the opportunities afforded by this agreement," said Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

With over 17,500 members and 1,900 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