CPA Canada and CIIPA host ethics event

Session focused on the importance of ethics to accountants

From left: Fareed Hosein, CPA Canada Chapter (Cayman Islands); Paul Arbo, CPA Canada Chapter (Cayman Islands);  Dan Jones, CPA Canada Chapter (Cayman Islands); Karen Wensley, session speaker;  Angilynn Baraud, CPA Canada Chapter Vice-Chair (Cayman Islands); Sheree Ebanks, CEO, CIIPA; Ben Leung, Chair of the CIIPA Training Committee; David Luu, CIIPA Training Committee.


George Town, March 11, 2020
– Both the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) recognize the important role that ethics plays not only within the profession, but also in the business community. That is why the two organizations partnered to present a special, two-hour session devoted to the topic of ethics and business last week.

“I would like to thank our volunteer-led Training Committee for initiating this partnership with CPA Canada. The event was incredibly well-received with more than 130 attendees,” noted Sheree Ebanks, CEO of CIIPA. “Our working with CPA Canada benefits both of our memberships and, ultimately, the clients and employers they serve.”

“Ethics are at the heart of our profession,” explains Nancy Foran, CPA Canada’s Vice President, International. “Ethics are increasingly critical in today’s ever-evolving economy where accountants play an important role in safeguarding public trust.”

“It’s important that CPA Canada, through the local chapter, and CIIPA work together on this type of event so our members can build strong relationships while learning skills that will ensure their future success and the integrity of the profession,” said Karen Watson, Chair of CPA Canada’s Cayman Islands Chapter.

Held at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort on Wednesday, March 4, the event featured a presentation by Karen Wensley on ethical decision-making and ethical leadership. Wensley is a special lecturer in business ethics at Canada’s University of Waterloo and was an ethics columnist from 2014 to 2018 for the flagship publication of the Canadian CPA profession.

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About CPA Canada:

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) represents the Canadian accounting profession, both nationally and internationally. Operating in the highly complex and global accounting ecosystem, CPA Canada is a convener, facilitator, contributor and disseminator of information that advances the profession. The organization works closely with the provincial, territorial and Bermudan CPA bodies to champion best practices that benefit business and society. With more than 217,000 members, CPA Canada is one of the largest national accounting bodies in the world. The organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards, advocates for economic and social development in the public interest, and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs. cpacanada.ca

About Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
Formerly CISPA, CIIPA was formed in the Cayman Islands in 1970 and has evolved into one of the largest professional organisations in the Cayman Islands with more than 1000 members. The organisation’s mission is to further the public interest through the regulation of the accounting profession, promoting the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. CIIPA is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the worldwide organisation representing the profession, and prides itself on its role as both an educator and regulator in the financial services industry.

For more information, contact:
Renatta Mohammed
Lead Business Development Consultant (Caribbean)
CPA Canada
Email: rmohammed@cpacanada.ca

Vanessa Hansen
Head of Operations and Communications
Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
Email: vanessa.hansen@ciipa.ky