Feature Story                                                   Monday, Nov 28, 2016


Strength in Numbers

Six Chilliwack Students Certified Public Accountants out of one thousand six hundred at CPA Convocation Ceremony

Vivian Tse, BCAAC


Students were in Van Saturday to receive certification in front of hundred of families and friends. Photo by Ron Sangha Prod. Ltd.


ix certified general accountant (CGA) students from Chilliwack attended the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia’s (CPABC) CPA convocation ceremony held on November 26, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver.


The Chilliwack students are: Joel Chiasson, Tara Gieselman, Xiao Jie Hua, Kenneth Kanis, Kevin Ronda, and Janet Turner.


Students recognized at the convocation ceremony have either become designated members of CPABC this year or will be eligible for membership. A total of 1,690 students were invited to attend the convocation ceremony.

“We welcome the newest Chartered Professional Accountants to the profession. These students make up the final cohort of the CGA program and have earned their designations through rigorous training and assessment of their business and accounting competencies,” said Dave Hallinan, FCPA, FCMA, chair of CPABC board of directors. “They represent the future of the accounting profession in British Columbia, and I congratulate each and every one of our new graduates. We welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants.”

To qualify as a CPA, CGA, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 24 months of practical work experience at a professional level, and complete courses through the CGA Program. Students must also pass a comprehensive national final exam to earn their designation.


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 34,000 members and 5,200 CPA students and candidates.


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