CPA Alberta Achievement Awards

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The CPA Alberta Achievement Awards recognize individuals whose achievements in their career, the community, and the profession have brought honour to the profession. Recognition is given in four categories: Early Achievement, Distinguished Service, Fellows of the Chartered Professional Accountants, and Lifetime Achievement*

CPA Alberta Early Achievement Award

Criteria:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant who is in good standing.
  • He or she has had a significant achievement in the first 10 years as a CPAA in Canada or as a designated accountant anywhere in the world. Members are eligible for nomination for this award up to their 10th anniversary of membership.
  • He or she has demonstrated:
    • Commitment and excellence in community or volunteer services (e.g., civic, political, charitable, professional, business or industry association), or
    • Excellence, innovation or remarkable accomplishment in one’s accounting career or the field of accounting in general
  • Generally, recognition is given for activities since the member received their designation or during the period when they were an accounting student.
  • EAAs are not granted posthumously, the date of granting is the date of the CPA Alberta Board of Directors’ meeting at which awards are adjudicated.
  • An individual may only receive an EAA once.

CPA Alberta Distinguished Service Award

Criteria for CPAs:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant who is in good standing.
  • He or she has made a significant achievement within the last five years as demonstrated by:
    • Commitment and excellence in community or volunteer services (e.g., civic, political, charitable, professional, business or industry association), or
    • Excellence, innovation or remarkable accomplishment in their career or the field of accounting in general, or
    • Mentor excellence, by significantly contributing to the development of young CPAs and their ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
  • The DSA may be presented to an FCPA.
  • DSAs are not granted posthumously, the date of granting is the date of the CPA Alberta Board of Directors’ meeting at which awards are adjudicated.
  • A DSA may be received more than once.

Criteria for non-CPAs:

  • He or she has made a significant achievement within the last five years which positively contributes to the accounting profession and/or to the professional development of CPAs, as demonstrated by:
    • Significant support to the CPA Alberta profession, or
    • Significant leadership or accomplishment in the field of accounting or business generally, provided there is a direct connection or benefit to the CPA Alberta profession, or
    • Mentor excellence, by significantly contributing to the professional development of young Alberta CPAs and their ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
  • DSAs are not granted posthumously; the date of granting is the date of the CPA Board meeting at which awards are adjudicated.
  • A DSA may be received more than once.

CPA Alberta Fellowship Award

Criteria:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant who is in good standing, who, in the opinion of the Board, has rendered meritorious service to the profession or whose career achievements or achievements in the community have brought honour to the profession, may by resolution of two-thirds of the Board members be elected a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants.
  • The individual will have demonstrated throughout their careers exceptional leadership, performance and made continuous remarkable contributions in one, two, or all three of the following areas:
    • professional career, and/or
    • volunteer commitment to the accounting profession, and/or
    • volunteer contribution to the professional, community, or charitable organizations
  • Members who reside outside the province of Alberta may be considered for an FCPA for the following reasons:
    • contributions relevant to the Alberta CPA profession or community, and/or
    • exceptional service to the Canadian or international CPA profession
  • FCPAs are not granted posthumously, the date of granting is the date of the CPA Alberta Board of Directors’ meeting at which awards are adjudicated.
  • Member of CPA Alberta Award Nominations Committee, CPA Alberta Award Review Committee, and the CPA Alberta Board of Directors are ineligible for receipt of any CPA Alberta Achievement Award during their terms of service.
  • Of note:
    • A Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants is entitled to receive a certificate in such form as the Board determines and is entitled to hold the certificate so long as such Fellow remains Chartered Professional Accountant.
    • When a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct, has entered into a sanction agreement with the Complaints Inquiry Committee under section 74 of the Act, or has entered into a settlement agreement with a Chartered Professional Accountant organization or a predecessor to a Chartered Professional Accountant organization in Canada, the Board will review the decision or agreement and determine whether to revoke the designation of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants and, if applicable, designation of Fellow of the Chartered Accountants, Certified General Accountants, or Certified Management Accountants, as may be applicable. If the designation is revoked, the individual will be so advised with the reasons.
    • Where any designation of Fellow is revoked, the individual must return to the CPA Alberta any certificate of Fellowship.

Lifetime Achievement Award*

*Lifetime Achievement Awards are determined by the CPA Alberta Board of Directors and are not open to nomination from the membership.

Nomination deadline is October 31, 2022

To start an online application, click on the link below and nominate someone today! Please note, you will be required to register with Survey Monkey Apply to complete the online nomination application.
Online Nomination Application

To view the 2022-23 Achievement Awards Online Application Guidelines, click here.

To view an example of a Support Letter for an Achievement Awards online application, click on the links below:

To view an example of a Biography for an Achievement Awards online application, click on the links below:

*Lifetime Achievement Awards are determined by the CPA Alberta Board of Directors and are not open to nomination from the membership.

Please email awards@cpaalberta.ca if you have any questions.

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