Local students earn designations

Vernon’s Hunter Le Blanc, Timothy Oldfield and R. Roger Tissot received their CPA, CMA designation

Vernon’s Hunter Le Blanc, Timothy Oldfield and R. Roger Tissot received their CPA, CMA designation from the Certified Management Accountants Society of B.C. at a convocation ceremony Nov. 15 in Vancouver.

Le Blanc also earned a gold medal for scoring the highest combined grades on the CMA national entrance exam, and in the CMA strategic leadership program within B.C.

“The CPA, CMA designation will bring exciting opportunities for this year’s graduates,” said Vinetta Peek, president of CMABC. “They represent the future of the accounting profession in B.C., and I congratulate each and every one of our new graduates.”

Added Richard Rees, president of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C.: “It’s an exciting time as we move towards unification under the CPA banner. This new generation of professional accountants will add great value to the businesses that employ them. We are very proud of them, and wish each of them a successful career as professional accountants.”

To qualify as a CPA, CMA, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 12 months of practical work experience at a professional level, and complete courses through the CMA strategic leadership program.