Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

February 23, 2012 09:05 ET

Future Chartered Accountants Convocate on Feb. 25

More Than 1,100 Students from Across Ontario Gather in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2012) - On Saturday, February 25, 1,135 soon-to-be Chartered Accountants are gathering at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle to celebrate passing the Uniform Evaluation (UFE), one of the world's most challenging professional entry examinations. It's a colourful celebration featuring pipers, music and a proud parade of young achievers and their families. The Ontario Government will be represented by the Honourable John Gerretsen, MPP, Attorney General.

The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses whether candidates have acquired an appropriate degree of professional competency, including both a significant body of knowledge along with the skills and aptitudes to analyze, synthesize and apply that knowledge effectively. The UFE is an important component of the CA professional qualification program, which includes prescribed education, experience and examination requirements. Only those who complete this entire program successfully are entitled to use the prestigious designation of Chartered Accountant.

WHAT: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario Annual Convocation Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
WHO:
Graduating CA students, their families, the Honourable John Gerretsen, MPP, Attorney General, and prominent Chartered Accountants
WHERE: Grand Metropolitan Ballroom of the Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square

Juliana Yuen of Markham captured the Canadian and Ontario Gold Medals as the top writer of the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) in the country. A total of 18 Ontario CA students placed on the prestigious 52-member National Honour Roll, making 2011 a very good year for this province.

Juliana Yuen articles with Ernst & Young LLP in Toronto and has a Master of Accounting degree from Waterloo University. "I pursued a CA career because the learning opportunities and flexibility appealed to me. I was so surprised to win the Gold Medal, but very honoured and happy to receive the news," said Yuen. "I haven't made any concrete goals for my future career yet - I'm still trying to learn as much as I can at Ernst & Young and I just hope to explore new opportunities as they come in the future!"

"Congratulations to all of the successful Ontario candidates and, in particular, our Gold Medallist Juliana Yuen," 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."

Interviews with Honour Roll students and/or photographs are available on request.

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.

Journalists are welcome at Convocation.

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