A historic Permit Presentation: 275 new CPAs admitted to the accounting profession

Left to right: Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, Marie-Claude Savard, host, and Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order. (CNW Group/Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec)

MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des CPA du Québec reached an important milestone on November 3, 2012, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, as it hosted the first major CPA Permit Presentation since the unification of the three accounting orders in May 2012. It was with great pride that the Order officially welcomed 275 of the 672 new CPAs admitted to the profession last spring. Parents and friends were in attendance to honour the achievement of these exceptional professionals.

Making history
"You are privileged to be entering the Quebec accounting profession at a time when it is making history and acting as a forerunner in Canada." said the Chair of the Order Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, to the new CPAs. "Since the unification of the accounting profession, we can pride ourselves on being the third largest professional order in Quebec. Our new CPAs are perfect examples of the drive and quality of the profession's next generation!" said Mr. Robitaille.

Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, added, "We are happy to welcome 275 new ambassadors of the profession. They are young, ambitious and destined for a promising future. Without a doubt, their exemplary determination will enable them to reach great heights. I am glad to see that the Order's close collaboration with its university partners, and with companies and accounting firms is paying off so well."

During this prestigious ceremony hosted by Marie-Claude Savard, Serge Cardin, CPA, CGA, the MNA for Sherbrooke, was on hand to welcome the new chartered professional accountants.

Who are chartered professional accountants?
CPAs are professionals recognized for their rigor, acumen, versatility and credibility. They have been trained to be the best in their area of expertise, and their skills enable them to serve enterprises, organizations and the general public.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec has over 35,500 members and 6,500 future CPAs. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

Image with caption: "Left to right: Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, Marie-Claude Savard, host, and Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order. (CNW Group/Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121109_C6695_PHOTO_EN_20443.jpg

SOURCE: Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec

For further information:

Mélanie Verville
Manager, Communications
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T 514 288-3256 [3014] • 1 800 363-4688
m.verville@cpa-quebec.com