Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 03, 2010 13:25 ET

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

46 Other Local Students Pass Challenging Professional Entry Exam

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) - David Bunce, a Waterloo Chartered Accounting student, was one of just 18 Ontario 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.

Mr. Bunce has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and articles at PwC LLP in Waterloo.

On why he chose the profession, Mr. Bunce said: "I felt a CA designation provided a lot of opportunities. The training that comes with obtaining a CA gives you a good overview of how a business operates as a whole as well as the number of different sides of it. I'd like to be a CFO someday and believe the CA provides the fundamentals for analyzing business issues and the skill set to be an effective manager of people."

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.

The following Waterloo-Wellington area CA students also successfully wrote the exam and, upon completion of their 30-month experience requirement, have earned the right to add the letters CA to their names:

Baden

  • Kristen A. Paling
  • Peter J. Vreeswyk

Cambridge

  • Nathanael J. Graham
  • Katrina J. Lake
  • Mark D. Sims

Conestogo

  • Erin B. Keller

Guelph

  • Tajinder Banwait
  • Bethany E.J. Fischer
  • Justine D. Gaskell
  • Janna C. McGill
  • Andrea M. Robey
  • Milenko Sikljovan
  • Adam J. Steele
  • David S. Thomson

Kitchener

  • Lara C. Byckalo
  • Hillary M. Carney
  • Scott T. Carson
  • John M. Czubak
  • Adeel A. Dosani
  • Jayme N. Ford
  • Neetu Gosain
  • Joel M. Graydon
  • Tienquang N. Ha
  • Matthew A. Ichim
  • Sylvester P. Koczynasz
  • Diana Lam
  • Timothy J. Lopinski
  • Scott W. Mahn
  • Dennis J. Pentsa
  • Neisha M. Pereira
  • William S. Pickard
  • Alice E. Pyka
  • E. Lucian Racolta
  • Karen E. Scholl

Mount Forest

  • David R. Sharpe

Puslinch

  • Robert A. Millman

Waterloo

  • Ameer A. Abdulla
  • Ahmad Amaduddin
  • Yue Gu
  • Scott H. Heide
  • Jason W. Hunt
  • Andrew D. Linton
  • Matthew S.T. Minicola
  • Tea Pupica
  • Ahsan T. Sadiq
  • Alyssa J. Verasammy

"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