Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 03, 2010 13:35 ET

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

Adele McGee Honoured by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) - Adele McGee, a Chartered Accounting student originally from Newmarket, New Brunswick, was one of just 18 Ontario-based 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.

Ms. McGee has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and articles at Hendry Warren LLP in Ottawa. On why she chose the profession, Ms. McGee said: "The accounting industry provides so many opportunities, although there's a big misconception of the profession being heavily math-based – there really is very little math involved. I don't know where my future career will take me but I know having my CA will only open doors and allow the freedom to make decisions along the way."

In total, Ontario had 1,172 of the country's 3,046 successful UFE writers and captured 18 of 50 National Honour roll spots. Vicky Au of Markham captured the Canada Gold Medal as the top writer of the Uniform Evaluation in the country.

"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 34,000 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.

Contact Information

  • For more information or a photo of the Honour Roll student,
    please contact:
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca