VANCOUVER, June 23 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce that Cindy Choi, CGA, of Victoria, B.C. was elected Second Vice-President by the CGA-BC Board of Governors on June 19, 2010. She now joins the CGA-BC Executive.
CGA-BC President John Pankratz, FCGA, welcomed Ms. Choi's election. "Cindy has been an outstanding member of our Board and she brings great experience and new ideas to the leadership of the province's most dynamic professional association," said Mr. Pankratz.
Ms. Choi, who sits on the Small Business Roundtable with the provincial Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development, was clear about what she believes is the primary focus of the Association. "I want to build on the tremendous work our Association has done to raise the profile of CGAs with government, the business community, post-secondary students, and with the general public," she said. "I will continue to support CGA-BC's long-term goal of seeing CGA recognized as the accounting designation of choice in British Columbia."
Her election also elicited strong praise from Moe Jones, FCGA, CGA-BC's Interim Executive Director. "I think that Cindy's election speaks to the strong volunteer spirit within our Board and our Association," said Mr. Jones. "Cindy has been involved in her community and will bring many new ideas to the table."
Ms. Choi is a Manager with Chan & Company, a Victoria-based accounting firm that provides professional accounting, tax and business consulting services. She worked in public practice for five years prior to joining Chan & Company in 2005; before that she spent seven years providing accounting and computer support services to private corporations.
After receiving her CGA designation in 1997, Ms. Choi completed a Bachelor in Accounting Science from the University of Calgary in 2002. She is actively involved in her community and has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations for the past 15 years. She was elected as Liaison Governor on the CGA-BC Board of Governors in 2007 and she has served on the Association's Appeals Committee and its Audit Committee. She received the J.M. Macbeth Award in 2001 for her outstanding contribution to the Association and was later awarded the CGA Ambassador of Distinction from CGA-BC. In 2005, Ms. Choi was instrumental in leading a fundraising campaign and establishing a $50,000 endowment fund for Camosun College.
As the province's largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC represents more than 14,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry, commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through education, certification and the protection of the public interest.
SOURCE Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
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