Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

February 24, 2011 15:10 ET

The Ordre Celebrates the Excellence of its Young CAs: More than 500 New Chartered Accountants in 2010

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) - Note to editors: A photo is associated with this press release.

The Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec celebrated the entry of 529 new CAs into the profession during the prestigious Permit Presentation ceremony held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

During the event, Alain Côté, FCA, ICD.D, Chair of the Ordre and Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre, paid tribute to the six Quebec candidates for the practice of the profession who made the National Honour Roll for their performance on the 2010 Uniform Evaluation (UFE). In addition, the Chartered Accountants of Canada Gold Medal and a $2,500 cash prize were awarded to Ryan Abrams, who achieved the highest standing in Quebec for the 2010 UFE.

"We are very proud to welcome these 529 new CAs to the profession. Many thanks to all the academics and training employers who invested so much time and energy in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with these talented young people," said Alain Côté, FCA, ICD.D, Chair of the Ordre.

During the ceremony, close to 1,000 parents and friends watched as over 245 new CAs proudly crossed the stage to receive their permits from the Chair of the Ordre. The new CAs also received a gift to commemorate their entry to the profession from the President and CEO of the Ordre. As well, William A. MacKinnon, Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Emmanuel Dubourg, CA, MNA for Viau and Parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance, were on hand to welcome the newest members of the profession.

"Each year, we see growing numbers of dynamic and ambitious young people working tirelessly to obtain the CA designation, a title that is very much in demand in the business world. I would like to congratulate all these new CAs and our top-ranking candidates for being models of perseverance and determination," commented Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

With a membership of over 18,000 CAs and close to 1,800 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and ethical standards.

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Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Stephanie Desforges
    Communications Manager
    514-982-4632 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4632
    s.desforges@ocaq.qc.ca