From left to right : Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order, Pénélope McQuade, Host, Alain Côté, FCPA, FCA, CPA Canada representative and Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President ...
MONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - During a moving ceremony held on
Saturday, over 325 new CPAs proudly received their permit to practice, making their official entry into the
accounting profession. Hosted by Pénélope McQuade, this prestigious event provided an opportunity for the new CPAs, along
with family and friends, to celebrate the culmination of many years of
hard work. A total of 928 CPAs have joined the third largest professional order in Quebec since April
The CPA designation, the key to success
The Chair of the Order, Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, congratulated each new CPA by underscoring that their
determination and perseverance assured their admission into a
profession guided by excellence, rigour, commitment and openness. "Your
CPA designation will position you strongly in the business world,
serving as your passport to success, said Mr. Robitaille. It is now
your turn to embody these values in every aspect of society."
The high standards to be met in order to obtain the CPA designation are
a guarantee of professionalism, a much sought-after quality in the job
market. "Now that they are armed with valuable skills and knowledge, a
promising career awaits these new CPAs, said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Office of the Order. "Our
profession's vitality and rejuvenation are the result of close
collaboration between the Order and its university partners, who are
instrumental in educating high-calibre candidates prepared to play a
significant role in developing enterprises and helping make our
institutions more efficient."
The Order would also like to recognize the CPA Foundation's contribution
in helping cultivate the next generation. By providing tangible support
in the form of scholarships and awards to students who are motivated to
pursue their studies and get involved in the community, the Foundation
plays an active role in the education of future CPAs and the new elite
in CPA knowledge.
About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 36,000
members and 7,000 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: "From left to right : Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order, Pénélope McQuade, Host, Alain Côté, FCPA, FCA, CPA Canada representative and Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order. (CNW Group/Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131125_C4758_PHOTO_EN_33807.jpg
SOURCE: Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec
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