October 17, 2013 11:00 ET

CGA-Canada Honours Academic Excellence with Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2013) - The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is proud to recognize four students in the CGA program and 11 newly certified CGAs for outstanding academic achievement in 2012-13. Each year, the association recognizes exceptional academic performance by awarding the CGA-Canada Awards of Excellence, the ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Public Practice Award, the Porter Hétu International Award and the Top Ten Recognition Awards.

"We are pleased to acknowledge the exceptional performance of our award recipients this year," says Anthony Ariganello, president and CEO of CGA-Canada. "To perform at such a high level is truly admirable and reflects the passion and dedication of these individuals."

Awards of Excellence are presented to the highest academic achievers in each level of the CGA program. This year's recipients are: Level 1, Chris Kempan (Man.); Level 2, Andrea Beaudin (Man.); Level 3, Benjamin Hart Moull (Ont.); Level 4, Marsha Ann MacLean (Ont.); and Certification Level, Deborah Camille Fountain (N.S.).

The Top Ten Recognition Awards honour newly certified members who rank as the leading performers across the association based on the average of their PACE Level examinations. This year's recipients are: Maria Ada Ethel Vallance (Alta.); Ryan Castaneda (B.C.); Jing Yan (Judy) Li (Alta.); Deborah Camille Fountain (N.S.); Yan Wang (B.C.); Marco Jotic (Ont.); Litao Liu (Ont.); Natalia Tishina (Alta.); Attaul Awal Hamid (Ont.); and Wendy Grace Howell (B.C.).

Mr. Jotic is also the recipient of this year's ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Public Practice Award, worth $5,000, having achieved the highest average mark in the public practice career option. Jaime Aicken from Alberta captured the Porter Hétu International Award, worth $1,500.

For more information on the awards, visit: and click on Scholarships, Awards and Opportunities.


Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and nearly 100 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.

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