Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 02, 2011 13:30 ET

Cornwall Student Looking Forward to Exciting CA Career

Passes One of World's Most Challenging Professional Entry Exams

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Cornwall Chartered Accounting student Dimitrios Karabatsos has passed this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE), recognized as one of the world's most challenging professional entry examinations. Upon completion of his 30-month experience requirement, he will earn the right to use the designation Chartered Accountant.

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 CA designation.

In total, Ontario had 1,135 of the country's 2,858 successful UFE writers and captured 18 of 52 National Honour roll spots. Juliana Yuen of Markham captured the Canada Gold Medal as the top writer of the Uniform Evaluation in the country.

"Congratulations to all of the successful candidates," said Rod Barr, FCA, President and CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. "Qualifying to become a CA is a very challenging process but he 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 35,000 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. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

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