Saturday, August 29, 2015
All Adds Up
student aces big exam
Released by Vivian Tse, CPA
CA student, Michael Mitchell, passed the three-day national Uniform
Evaluation (UFE) exam, which was administered by the legacy Chartered
Accountants School of Business (CASB) in June. A total of 125 B.C. and Yukon
writers have successfully completed the exam, announced today by the
Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA
Western School of Business (CPAWSB).
“On behalf of the CPABC Board of Directors and CPABC, I congratulate these
students for successfully passing the UFE,” said Olin Anton, FCPA, FCA,
chair of CPABC. “We welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s professional
In order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work,
pass the UFE, and work for 30 months in an approved training office. The
national UFE ensures all Canadian chartered accountants meet the same high
standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.
“I am pleased to report that we have 417 successful UFE writers in Western
Canada in 2015. It is so gratifying to see the success of this last group of
writers, and we congratulate them as they start their careers as
professional accountants. This UFE marks the end of the CASB legacy program,
but we are excited to start celebrating the future achievements of the
students who are now progressing through the new CPA program,” said Steve
Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business.
CPAWSB delivers the nationally-developed CPA professional education program
in Canada’s western region. Throughout the program, CPA candidates develop
the competencies expected of professional accountants, developing technical
skills and enabling competencies as they grow in professionalism and
About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) was
formed through the amalgamation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountants Association of BC (CGA-BC),
and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC). CPABC was
officially established when the CPA Act came into effect on June 24, 2015.
CPABC represents over 32,000 members and almost 6,500 legacy and CPA
students and candidates.
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