CPABC: 1,002 CPA Students Excel in National Exam

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) congratulate the 1,002 B.C. CPA students who passed the multi-day national Common Final Examination (CFE) written in September 2019. The exam was administered by CPAWSB.

10 B.C. students also made the National Honour Roll for their outstanding results on the CFE. They are: Amber Arnold (Victoria), Attar Boparai (Burnaby), Derk Brouwer (Kelowna), Kevin Charpentier (Vancouver), Ana de la Fuente (Victoria), Sandra Lin (Surrey), Sarah Maciejewski (Vancouver), Christopher Novakov (Port Coquitlam), Kelsey Olsen (Kelowna), and Michael Trick (Trail).

For a full listing of successful B.C.-based CFE writers, click here.

“Congratulations to the 1,002 B.C. CPA students for successfully passing the CFE,” said Ben Sander, FCPA, FCA, chair of CPABC. “On behalf of the CPABC Board of Directors and CPABC, I welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants and wish them all the best as they move forward in their careers.”

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 everyone at the CPA Western School of Business, I extend my congratulations to the 1,002 candidates from British Columbia who passed the 2019 CFE,” said Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business. “They have developed and demonstrated technical and professional skills they will take with them into the next stage of their careers and beyond and I wish them the very best.”

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) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 37,000 CPA members and 5,000 CPA candidates. 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.


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