Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec

Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec

December 02, 2011 08:00 ET

576 Quebec Candidates Pass the 2011 Uniform Evaluation

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Results of the 2011 Uniform Evaluation (UFE) were released this morning. The Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec is pleased to announce that 576 Quebec candidates passed one of the most challenging examinations in the world. The high number of successful UFE candidates testifies to the considerable appeal of the chartered accountant profession among young students.

This year, five CA candidates from Quebec earned a place on the UFE Honour Roll of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, which recognizes the highest standings in Canada on the UFE. The Ordre is very proud of these undeniably talented future members who will become ambassadors of the profession in the business world.

"Their expertise, hard work and unfaltering pursuit of excellence will ensure a promising future and exciting careers for these candidates to the CA designation. They will certainly become major assets for our society and for their community," stated Manon Durivage, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre, added that "thanks to their know-how and talent, these 576 candidates will be able to assume leadership roles in Quebec and elsewhere in the world, since the CA profession is recognized internationally. Passing the UFE is the result of the determination they have shown every step of the way. But we must also underscore the importance of the support provided by educators and training employers, who helped guide them on the path to success."

National honour roll

Michèle Poudrier stands out for her 2011 UFE results. She will receive the Chartered Accountants of Canada Gold Medal for the highest standing in Quebec, as well as a cash prize of $2,500 awarded to the candidates with the best results in each province.

The top five candidates from Quebec, to be honoured during a ceremony at the Palais des congrès on March 24, 2012, are:

Michèle Poudrier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

FBL, S.E.N.C., Drummondville

Amélie Aubé-Giroux, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Blanchette Vachon et associés, CA, S.E.N.C.R.L., St-Georges-de-Beauce

Matthew Cote, McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management

KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L., Montreal

Isabelle Giguère, McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management

KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L., Montreal

Melanie Wiseblatt, McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management

Ernst & Young s.r.l. /, S.E.N.C.R.L./ LLP, Montreal

The UFE: a rigorous evaluation of competencies

All CAs in Canada are required to pass the UFE to obtain their designation. During this intensive three-day professional evaluation held simultaneously across Canada, candidates have to demonstrate that they have acquired the competencies needed to become chartered accountants and to work in public practice, in industry, and in public and parapublic sector organizations.

The purpose of the UFE is to thoroughly measure candidates' ability to integrate their knowledge and competencies as well as to analyze, process and effectively communicate information. Subject matter includes assurance, financial performance and information measurement, governance, strategy and risk management, corporate finance, management decision-making and taxation. The exam enables all CA candidates in Quebec to qualify for the practice of public accountancy and to use the CA auditor designation once they have completed their training period.

About the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

For over 130 years, the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec has carried out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and the highest professional and ethical standards. The Ordre has a membership of over 18,300 CAs and close to 1,900 candidates for the practice of the profession.

Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Fanie Clement St-Pierre
    External Relations Manager
    514 982.4615 or 1 800 363.4688, ext. 4615
    f.st-pierre@ocaq.qc.ca