Chilliwack certified general accountants (CGA) received their CPA, CGA
designation at the convocation ceremony held on November 1, 2014 at the
Vancouver Convention Centre.
Denise Jansen, Beverley Keswick, Meghan Richmond, and Kegan van der Berg.
“The CPA, CGA designation is earned by completing a rigorous educational
program that’s designed to ensure excellent business and accounting
competencies,” said Gordon Ruth, CPA, FCGA, CEO of CGA-BC and executive vice
president of certifications and operations for the Chartered Professional
Accountants of BC (CPABC) Joint Venture. “I congratulate each and every one
of our new graduates.”
“It is an exciting time for our new graduates as we move towards unification
under the CPA banner. They represent a new generation of professional
accountants who will add great value to the businesses who employ them,”
said Richard Rees, CPA, FCA, president and CEO of CPABC. “We are very proud
of them, and they should take great pride in having earned their CPA, CGA
To qualify as a 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. CGAs must also pass a comprehensive
rigorous national final exam to earn their designation.
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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