Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

March 04, 2008 11:38 ET

Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec: Excellence and Success in the Spotlight!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - On Saturday, March 1, Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec, and Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO, celebrated the arrival of 415 new CAs and the success of 459 candidates for the practice of the profession on the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) during the Permit Presentation ceremony and the Gala de la Reussite, which were held at the Palais des congres de Montreal.

"We are delighted to welcome these 415 new chartered accountants to the Ordre. For these new colleagues, obtaining the CA designation is the culmination of several years of work, and we know how proud they are today to join the ranks of our profession," said Jean-Pierre Allaire.

The day was also an opportunity to highlight the success of 459 candidates who passed the UFE, the profession's entrance exam that all Canadian candidates must pass to become chartered accountants. The UFE is recognized as one of the most challenging professional entrance exams in its field.

Eight aspiring CAs who earned a place on the UFE Honour Roll of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants were honoured during the Gala de la reussite. Frederic Jacques, who achieved the highest standing on the UFE in Quebec, was awarded the Chartered Accountants of Canada Gold Medal and a $2,500 cash prize.

"I would like to congratulate all these future CAs who passed the UFE and met this major challenge on the road to their chosen career. We are also very proud of our eight top candidates who are a credit to Quebec," said Daniel McMahon.

With a membership of over 17,500 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
    c.beauregard@ocaq.qc.ca