Future accountants from Courtenay pass exam

Courtenay students Fabien Gendron Joshua Ghory and Jessica Schut passed the national Uniform Evaluation.

Three Courtenay CA students: Fabien Gendron (MNP LLP), Joshua Ghory (MNP LLP) and Jessica Schut (MNP LLP) passed the national Uniform Evaluation (UFE), say the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC) and the CA School of Business (CASB).A total of 427 B.C. writers successfully completed the exam, which was written over three days in September.Eight B.C. students made the National Honour Roll. “On behalf of the Institute’s Council, I would like to congratulate these students for successfully passing the UFE,” said Lenard Boggio, FCA, president of the ICABC. “We welcome them to the ranks of chartered accountants.”To become a CA, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the UFE, and work for 30 months in a CA firm. The national UFE ensures all Canadian CAs meet the same high standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.“By demonstrating that they possess the technical skills and professional qualities expected of new CAs, these individuals have shown that they are ready to become the newest members of our profession,” said John Gunn, FCA, CEO of the CA School of Business. “We extend congratulations to each of the 1,038 successful UFE writers in Western Canada.”The CASB develops and delivers a competency-based learning program for university graduates seeking to become chartered accountants (CAs) in Western Canada.Acting on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the four provincial CA institutes in Western Canada, CASB ensures that its graduates possess the superior financial expertise, business insight, strategic planning, and leadership required to become business-ready CAs.The Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. is the training, governing and regulatory body of B.C.’s almost 11,000 members and just over 1,800 CA students.— Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.

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