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Five Chilliwack students ace national exams

By Vivian Tse, BCCPA



Students at graduation ceremony in 2016.


The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) congratulate Chilliwack’s Shaun Andresen, Joshua Butler, Siobhan Dupuis, David Van Klei, and Bethany Vanderkooi for passing the multi-day national Common Final Examination  (CFE). The exam written in September 2017, was administered by CPAWSB.


For a full listing of successful B.C.-based CFE writers, click here.

“Congratulations to the 833 B.C. CPA students for successfully passing the CFE,” said Heather Banham, FCPA, FCGA, chair of CPABC. “On behalf of the CPABC Board of Directors and CPABC, I welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants. We are proud of them, and wish each of them a successful career.”

In order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the CFE, and fulfill relevant practical experience requirements. The national CFE ensures all Canadian chartered professional accountants meet the same high standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.

“I am immensely proud of the 833 hard-working B.C. candidates who passed the 2017 CFE. They have developed and demonstrated technical and professional skills that they will take with them into the next stage of their careers and beyond,” says Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business. “On behalf of everyone at the School, we wish them the very best as they move forward.”

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 leadership.

About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 35,000 CPA members and almost 6,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.


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