Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 07, 2009 08:15 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Three Cochrane-Area Students Looking Forward to Exciting CA Careers

Pass one of world's most challenging professional entry exams

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2009) - According to just-released results, three Cochrane District Chartered Accounting students have passed this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE), recognized as one of the world's most challenging professional entry examinations. Cochrane's Stephane Belisle and Timmins' M. L. Jessica Beaulieu-Levasseur and Ginette Nakashoj successfully wrote the exam. Upon completion of their 30-month experience requirement, they will have earned the right to add the letters CA to their names.

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.

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.

"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