From left to right : Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, Sylvie Bernier, host and Olympic champion, Shelley Brown, Chair of CPA Canada and Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order ...
MONTREAL, March 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des comptables
professionnels agréés du Québec proudly celebrated the entry of 175 new
CPAs into the profession during the prestigious Permit Presentation
ceremony held on Saturday at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Hosted
by Olympic champion Sylvie Bernier, this event marks the culmination of a rigorous process to achieve
excellence undertaken by these new members of the Order. Parents and
friends were in attendance to applaud their official entry into the
accounting profession. Since April 2013, the Order has welcomed a total of 1,361 new CPAs to the pros.
Chair of the Order Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, who personally congratulated his new colleagues, was very
pleased once again by the enthusiasm and determination that
characterizes so well those who are joining the third largest
professional order in Quebec. "Quebec's accounting profession is in
better shape than ever. At each Permit Presentation, I am always
impressed by our profession's dynamism and vitality. We proudly welcome
these new CPAs who embrace the values of integrity, excellence, rigour,
commitment and openness."
Thanks to the exceptional work of professors, mentors, training offices
and employers who gave them their start, the new CPAs are ready to
uphold the honour of the profession everywhere they will be called upon
to work. "Each day, whether working in business, public practice,
government or education, the new members of the Order that we have just
welcomed will embody the dynamism of the profession, a profession that
is in touch with the real needs of organizations, and therefore
constantly evolving. They are entering the profession at a time when
the public's expectations are very high, and we know they are well
equipped to rise to the challenges they will face throughout their
career," said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order.
The Order would also like to recognize the unfailing support of the Foundation of Quebec CPAs, which has awarded 769 scholarships since its creation a year and a
half ago. During Saturday's ceremony, no less than 21 new and aspiring
CPAs were honoured by the Foundation for their exceptional performances
on the professional exams of the three paths leading to the CPA
designation, evidence of the Foundation's active involvement in the
education of future CPAs and in 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 : Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Order, Sylvie Bernier, host and Olympic champion, Shelley Brown, Chair of CPA Canada and Stephan Robitaille, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of the Order (CNW Group/Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140324_C6829_PHOTO_EN_38277.jpg
SOURCE: Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec
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