VANCOUVER, December 9, 2016 — The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) congratulate the 548 B.C. CPA students who passed the multi-day national Common Final Examination (CFE) written in September 2016. The exam was administered by CPAWSB.
Eleven B.C. students made the National Honour Roll for their outstanding results on the CFE. They are: Curtis Braun (Abbotsford), Cynthia Clark-Jones (Langley), Alex Crompton (Surrey), Ravneet Dhaliwal (Surrey), Jennifer Liang (Burnaby), Alison Lindsay (Vancouver), Lauren Melton (Burnaby), Julia Phillips (Victoria), Matthew Stam (Chilliwack), Andrew Temple (Abbotsford), and Katherine Wolfe (Nanaimo).
For a full listing of successful B.C.-based CFE writers, click here.
“On behalf of the CPABC Board of Directors and CPABC, I congratulate the 548 B.C. CPA students for successfully passing the CFE,” said Dave Hallinan, FCPA, FCMA, chair of CPABC. “We welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants.”
In order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the CFE, and fulfill relevant practical experience requirements. The national CFE ensures all Canadian chartered professional accountants meet the same high standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.
“On behalf of the CPA Western School of Business, I am proud of the 1,188 successful Western Canadian candidates on the September 2016 CFE,” says Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO. “They have developed and demonstrated technical and professional skills through rigorous education and evaluation, and we wish them well as they enter the next stage of their careers.”
CPAWSB delivers the nationally-developed CPA professional education program in Canada’s western region. Throughout the program, CPA candidates develop the competencies expected of professional accountants, developing technical skills and enabling competencies as they grow in professionalism and leadership.
About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) was formed through the amalgamation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountants Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC). CPABC was officially established when the CPA Act came into effect on June 24, 2015. CPABC represents over 34,000 members and 5,200 CPA students and candidates.
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