VANCOUVER, May 29, 2017 – Seven hundred and thirteen chartered professional accountant (CPA) students attended the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia’s (CPABC) convocation ceremony held on May 27, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 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 have earned their designations through rigorous training and assessment of their business and accounting competencies,” said David 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.”
The ceremony also recognized 13 B.C. students who made the National Honour Roll for their outstanding results on the Common Final Examination (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), Alex Nowak (Prince George), Julia Phillips (Victoria), Matthew Stam (Chilliwack), Andrew Temple (Abbotsford), Katherine Wolfe (Nanaimo), and Anthony Yacowar (Vancouver).
To qualify as a CPA, 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.
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for almost 35,000 CPA members and 5,000 CPA students. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.
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