Which is better CA or CPA?
Choosing the best accountant for your needs.
Whether you chose to engage a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) the fact is they are both accountants and as such, with regards to education and affiliation to a professional association, are deemed responsible to handle a company’s financial statements. The only difference is that the CA has been around longer, in fact from inception in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1854 through British Royal Charter. CPA Australia was founded in 1886. It is perhaps for this reason, that there is a mindset that they are different and one is inferior to the other. If choosing between someone with a CPA or a CA it is not the difference in name of the qualification that matters but comes down to the personality of the applicant – who is the best fit for your company ethos?