CGA-BC Will Respond to Provincial Budget 2011

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia's budget review team will be in the Victoria budget lock-up to provide their impressions of the province's 2011 budget from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm PST on Tuesday, February 15.

CGA-BC's Chair of the Board of Governors Bruce Hurst, FCGA, will answer questions from the media and he will be joined by the Association's Chief Executive Officer Gordon Ruth, FCGA, First Vice-Chair Cindy Choi, CGA, and Communications Director Edward Downing to comment on the short- and long-term implications of the government's fiscal plan.

The Association will issue a news release with its comments on February 15. For media not in the budget lock-up, a release will be posted on the Association's website at by 3:00 pm PST. The release will also be sent out via Twitter at the same time (CGABC).


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.

CGA-BC leads the profession in the integration of ethics into its academic program, and all new graduates of the CGA program are required to complete a rules and standards course to complement an ongoing ethics requirement for members.

The Association also offers a wide range of employment services and programs to its members, students and the business community. These services include, a job postings website for finance and accounting professionals, and the Partners in Employment Program (PEP), which recognizes organizations that provide an effective working and training environment for CGAs and CGA students.

SOURCE Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia

For further information:

Edward Downing, Director of Communications
Telephone: (604) 730-6208

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