CPABC honours A&K Robotics’ Matthew Anderson with Early Achievement Award

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matthew Anderson, CPA, CA, chief executive officer and co-founder of A&K Robotics was honoured with an Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). The Early Achievement Award recognizes CPAs who distinguish themselves early in their CPA career through professional achievement and volunteer service, with an emphasis on professional accomplishments.

Matthew Anderson, CPA, CA launched A&K Robotics, a company that develops autonomous vehicle systems for indoor environments, in 2015. Under his leadership, the company has grown from three founders to over 20 employees and secured international capital investment, enabling it to progress to producing commercial products. Anderson has also established research collaborations with post-secondary institutions including UBC and SFU to provide career-building work experience for students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Previously, Anderson was chief financial officer of Arbutus Medical, a startup that produces medical devices. He was part of a team that won Google’s Global Startup Battle in 2014 by designing ConceptKicker, a platform that converted 2D concepts to 3D models using 3D-printing technology. He was also a financial analyst with Rio Tinto in Yellowknife, NWT, and a part-time accounting instructor at Yellowknife’s Aurora College. He obtained his designation in 2011 in Alberta.

Anderson has been a guest mentor at Hatching Health, a competition that brings students and young professionals together to solve technical problems in health care. He also served as a director with the Vancouver Maker Foundation and the Northwest Territories Disabilities Council.

His achievements have raised the visibility of the CPA profession in B.C.’s startup and tech communities. In his speaking engagements, Anderson always promotes the diverse opportunities available to CPAs in the tech industry.

Quote from Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA, LLB, president and CEO of CPABC
“Matthew has worked hard to make a difference in both the CPA profession and his business. He is an inspiration to other young professionals in the community. We are thrilled to recognize Matthew’s outstanding achievements.”

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About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 36,000 CPA members and 6,000 CPA students and 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. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.


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