Supporting CA academics
The CA profession is responsible for training, certifying and ensuring the continuing competency of our members in a sophisticated and rapidly changing field that demands significant intellectual ability and professional competence. We also set and evaluate a world-recognized professional examination – the UFE. We work closely with Canadian universities, run our own graduate-level professional education programs, and work closely with accounting bodies around the world in pursuit of our goal of excellence in education.
The CICA supports the accounting academic community in both teaching and research.
Teaching supports to help academics prepare students for the CA program include:
Support for academic research
The CICA is the sole distinguished partner of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), providing significant funding for publications, activities and conferences. We also sponsor the Contemporary Accounting Research conference.
The CICA’s Research Grant program is administered by the CAAA. This annual program offers two grants of up to $10,000 each, subjects specified each year in our Call for Proposal. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
The recipients of the 2011 competition were:
- David Bateman, Louis Beaubien and Jeffrey Power (Saint Mary's University). "Canadian University Accounting Curriculum and Programs: Challenges and Opportunities
- Jerry Sun (University of Windsor) and Guoping Liu (Ryerson University). "Did the Mandatory Adoption of IFRS Affect the Earnings Quality of Canadian Firms?"
Past recipients of the CICA Research Grant Program have explored many areas of interest to the profession.
Support for CA PhD candidates
Provincial institutes/ordre offer financial support for all CAs pursuing accounting PhDs.
International standards for accounting education
The CICA is a member, strong supporter, and ongoing contributor to the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB). We strongly encourage Canadian accounting academics to engage with the international standard setting process.