Vernon students join CPA ranks

Five local accountants passed their CPA final exams

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business has welcomes five new Vernon accountants into the chartered professional accountant ranks.

Jonathon Baron, Talon Flaten, Jason Shearer, Alexander Urbanovitch and Jolene Van Hemert passed the multi-day national common final examination (CFE) in fall 2018 alongside 945 students from across the province.

“Congratulations to the five Vernon CPA students for successfully passing the CFE,” said Barry Macdonald, CPABC chair. “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.”

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In order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the CFE and fulfill relevant practical experience requirments. 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 945 hard-working B.C. candidates who passed the 2018 CFE by developing and demonstrating technical and professional skills they will take with them into the next stage of their careers and beyond,” said Steve Vieweg, CPA Western School of Business CEO. “On behalf of everyone at the School, I wish these hard-working individuals the very best as they move forward in their careers.”

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.


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