Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 07, 2009 08:35 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Barrie CA Student Makes National Honour Roll

23 other local students pass challenging professional entry exam

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2009) - Robert Russell, a Barrie Chartered Accounting student, was one of just 20 Ontario students to make the prestigious Honour Roll for top marks on this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE).

The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics and the ability to communicate. The UFE is an important component of the CA qualification program, which includes prescribed education, practical experience and examination requirements. Only those who complete this entire program successfully are entitled to use the internationally recognized designation of Chartered Accountant, a profession known for superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership.

Mr. Russell has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Nipissing University and articles at BDO Dunwoody LLP in Barrie. On why he chose the profession, Mr. Russell said: "I've always liked accounting and a university professor I had encouraged me to go for the CA designation. Now that I've passed the UFE, I find I like public practice and see myself staying there and doing quite well."

In total, Ontario had a record 1,363 successful UFE writers and captured 20 of 51 National Honour roll spots. Jacob Bell of Pickering captured the Ontario Gold Medal as the top writer of the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) in the province.

The following Georgian Bay area CA students also successfully wrote the exam and, upon completion of their 30-month experience requirement, will have earned the right to add the letters CA to their names:



Barrie
- Christopher P. Hummel
- Justyna Konior
- Gitte Koopmans
- Stephanie M. McGarry
- Chad W. Townsend
- Christopher M. Van Niekerk
- Ewa Wozniak
- Cassandra D. Young

Bradford
- W. Tyler Wegman

Coldwater
- Michael W.G. Rooke

Collingwood
- Bradley G.B. Cerswell

Elmvale
- Shannon A. Stewart

Midhurst
- Jonathan P. Woychyshyn

New Lowell
- Tyna M. Crockford

Orangeville
- Heather C.L. Boston

Orillia
- Johnny R.H. Jiang

Owen Sound
- M. Christina Leeder

Thornton
- Jagdeep S. Shako

Utterson
- Ashli N. McLean

Wasaga Beach
- Sarah E. Davie
- Mark R. Tracey

Washago
- Melissa L. Page

Wiarton
- Robyn D. Strangway


"Congratulations to all of the successful Ontario candidates," said Rod Barr, FCA, President and CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. "Qualifying to become a CA is a very challenging process and the resulting career is rich in rewards and opportunities. I am confident that all of the students will make great contributions in their future careers and will uphold the high standards of the CA profession."

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 33,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Ontario CAs contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca