Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

November 30, 2007 08:00 ET

Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec/2007 Uniform Evaluation : Results that Bode Well for the Future!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2007) - The results of the 2007 Uniform Evaluation were released this morning and the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec is very pleased to announce that the pass rate for first-time writers in Quebec is over 80%.

"We are very pleased with these results. The 459 students who passed the UFE with flying colours once again prove that our close cooperation with our university partners and CA firms is paying off. I would like to congratulate each one of those students for having successfully met this major challenge on the road to their chosen career," noted Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

Eight aspiring CAs from across Quebec made the UFE Honour Roll of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. These top candidates, who will be honoured during the Gala de la reussite of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec to be held at the Palais des Congres de Montreal on March 1, 2008, are:

Alexandre Demers, Universite du Quebec a Montreal; KPMG, Montreal

Martin Gaudet, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais; Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Ottawa

Frederic Jacques(i), HEC Montreal; Ernst & Young, Montreal

Marie-Eve Labelle, HEC Montreal; Ammar Cousineau Altman Telio Hadid - CA, Montreal

Kathleen Morrison, John Molson School of Business (Concordia University); Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche, Montreal

Jean-Philippe Poissant, HEC Montreal; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Montreal

Catherine Rodrigue, Universite Laval; Mallette, Quebec City

Jean-Philippe Simon, HEC Montreal; Behna, Cormier, Gougeon, Ouellette, Montreal

(i) Frederic Jacques is the recipient of the Chartered Accountants of Canada Gold Medal and cash prize of $2,500 for the highest standing in Quebec in the 2007 UFE. He had previously received a scholarship from the Foundation of Quebec Chartered Accountants.

"It is certain that the tremendous success of Quebec candidates is inextricably linked with the quality of their educators. By integrating simulations developed by the Ordre into the graduate-level Professional Education Program, educators ensure that future CAs enrolled in this program are truly well prepared for the UFE. When a profession is continuously evolving, as is the CA profession, teaching is crucial to knowledge transfer and student knowledge enhancement," said Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

Each year, there is a significant increase in the number of new UFE candidates. There were 523 first-time writers at the Uniform Evaluation this year, compared to 394 in 2004. "This increase in the number of candidates reflects our profession's growing appeal for students. This influx of future leaders bodes well for our profession!" concluded Daniel McMahon.

A competency-based evaluation

All CAs in Canada are required to pass the UFE. During this three-day professional evaluation, candidates must demonstrate that they have acquired the competencies needed to become chartered accountants.

The purpose of the UFE is to measure candidates' ability to integrate their knowledge and competencies as well as to analyze, process and effectively communicate information. The subject matter includes assurance, strategy, risk management, financial management, corporate finance, management decision-making and taxation.

With a membership of close to 17,400 CAs and 1,500 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and ethical standards.

Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Cedrick Beauregard
    External Relations Manager
    514-982-4615 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4615