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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
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
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
“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.
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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