Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

December 02, 2011 12:20 ET

Waterloo CA Student Makes National Honour Roll

47 Other Local Students Pass Challenging Professional Entry Exam

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Erin Franklin, 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.

Ms. Franklin has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and articles at Martyn, Dooley & Partners LLP in Mississauga.

On why she chose the profession, Ms. Di Paolo said: "I took a year off after high school, worked at a small company and decided I loved business. Currently, I enjoy public accounting but some day I might want to teach. The CA designation opens doors and provides opportunities."

In total, Ontario had 1,135 of the country's 2,858 successful UFE writers and captured 18 of 52 National Honour roll spots. Juliana Yuen of Markham captured the Canada Gold Medal as the top writer of the Uniform Evaluation in the country.

The following Ottawa-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:

Ayr

  • Todd W. McEachern

Cambridge

  • Kimberly M. Aitken
  • Gary A. Costa
  • Andrea M. Mendonca
  • Linda Neves
  • Adom F. Postma
  • Waseem M. Qureshi

Elmira

  • Peter W.S. MacKenzie

Erin

  • Scott W. McCullough

Guelph

  • Natalie M.B. Bates
  • Brenden C. Bellai
  • Andreas Grondinger
  • Michelle L. Ingwersen
  • Leonildo Medeiros
  • Larissa M. Rocher
  • Daniel R. Scholz

Kitchener

  • Reem Chalhoub
  • Nathan R.G. Devey
  • Vamsi K. Gandikota
  • Mirna Gerges
  • Wahaj U. Ikram
  • Igor Ivanisevic
  • Maria L. Laguna Valenzuela
  • Christopher Moonen
  • Matthew D. Moore
  • Jessica J. Newman
  • Shawn T. Quinney
  • Christine L. Reid
  • Brent J. Robinson
  • Robert J. Thompson
  • Voeun Vann
  • Awat Yasin

Rockwood

  • Bradley Purton

Waterloo

  • Brandon R. Brunet
  • Jing Cui
  • Ruoyu Cui
  • Philip R. Doyle
  • Kathryn A. Hinds
  • Aaron P. Holley
  • Noah C. Jensen
  • Kathleen G. Li
  • Viet D. Nguyen
  • Saem Ok
  • Damien M. Peters
  • Alexander Stanley
  • David C. Tsandelis

West Montrose

  • Kyle G. Martin

"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 35,000 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.

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