SOURCE: Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia


February 28, 2018 10:30 ET

Vancouver CPA honoured with Early Achievement Award by CPABC

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 28, 2018) - Vancouver's Abigail Ma, CPA, CA, was honoured with an Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). The Early Achievement Award recognizes CPAs who distinguish themselves early in their CPA career through professional achievement and volunteer service, with an emphasis on professional accomplishments.

Abigail Ma, CPA, CA, obtained her designation in 2009. Since 2015, she has been the director of financial planning and analysis at BCLC in Vancouver, where she guides spending and business decisions, including corporate-wide budgeting and forecasting. Previously, Ma served in progressive management positions with BCLC (2013-2015) and in the audit and advisory practices of KPMG LLP (2006-2013).

Ma championed the forward-thinking redevelopment of BCLC's business planning process starting in 2014, transitioning from an annual to quarterly forecast. This change has helped BCLC exceed its financial targets and enabled the corporation to be more responsive to shifts in industry trends and new opportunities.

In addition, Ma has taken on greater leadership responsibility. In the first year of her leadership, she improved employee engagement and job satisfaction scores by more than 20 per cent through initiatives including team-building sessions and employee recognition. Moreover, through her commitment to relationship building and high standards, Ma has established a strong level of trust between BCLC and its key stakeholders, showcasing CPAs as trusted business leaders.

She also lends her expertise in the community through volunteer service. From 2015 to 2017, Ma served as treasurer for ArtStarts in Schools, a charitable organization based in Vancouver that works to expand the role of arts in education to benefit young people. Since November 2016, she has also served as the national vice-chair of finance for Scouts Canada.

Quote from Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA, LLB, president and CEO of CPABC
"Abigail has worked hard to make a difference in both the CPA profession and her community. She is an inspiration to other young professionals in the community. We are thrilled to recognize Abigail's outstanding achievements."

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About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for more than 35,000 CPA members and almost 6,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.

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