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Local student aces national exams

Released by Vivian Tse CPA BC


hilliwack Chartered Accountant student, Nancy Hagglov, passed the national Uniform Evaluation (UFE), which was written over three days in September. Hagglov joins the other 486 B.C. writers who have successfully completed the exam, announced today by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC) and the CA School of Business (CASB) announced.


For a full listing of successful BC-based UFE writers, organized by location, see the results here.


On behalf of the ICABC Council and CPABC, I congratulate these students for successfully passing the UFE,” said Dan Little, CPA, FCA, president of ICABC. “We welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s professional accountants.”

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. 

“This year, we have 1,342 successful UFE writers in Western Canada. We congratulate them on this accomplishment, and recognize the hard work that they have invested to master the skills and competencies that we expect of new professional accountants. They represent the bright future of the profession, and we wish them all the best as they progress in their careers,” said J. Scott Palmer, CPA, FCA, ICD, interim CEO of the CPA Western School of Business.

CASB develops and delivers a competency-based learning program for university graduates seeking to become chartered accountants (CA) in Western Canada. Acting on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the four provincial CA institutes in Western Canada, CASB ensures that its graduates possess the superior financial expertise, business insight, strategic planning, and leadership required to become business-ready CAs.

About CPA British Columbia
BC’s professional accounting bodies, 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) are working to establish the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). Currently, accounting bodies representing all of Canada’s professional accountants in every jurisdiction are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.

ICABC, CGA-BC, and CMABC protect the public interest through rigorous educational and certification programs to uphold the highest professional standards and ethics. The ICABC represents almost 12,000 members and just over 1,000 CA students; CMABC represents over 5,000 members and 600 CMA students and candidates; and CGA-BC represents over 11,000 CGAs and nearly 5,000 CGA students. The three bodies are jointly offering the CPA professional education program to over 900 candidates.



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