VANCOUVER, November 28, 2016 – One thousand six hundred and ninety certified general accountant (CGA) students were invited to attend the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia’s (CPABC) convocation ceremony held on November 26, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. Students recognized at the CPA convocation ceremony have either become designated members of CPABC this year or will be eligible for membership.
“We welcome the newest Chartered Professional Accountants to the profession. These students make up the final cohort of the CGA program and have earned their designations through rigorous training and assessment of their business and accounting competencies,” said Dave Hallinan, FCPA, FCMA, chair of CPABC board of directors. “They represent the future of the accounting profession in British Columbia, and I congratulate each and every one of our new graduates. We welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants.”
To qualify as a CPA, CGA, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 24 months of practical work experience at a professional level, and complete courses through the CGA Program. Students must also pass a comprehensive national final exam to earn their designation.
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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