CGA Ontario Congratulates 870 Newly Accredited Certified General Accountants

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Certified General Accountants of Ontario will admit 870 new members into its membership and the accounting profession on Saturday, November 9, at its 2013 admission to membership ceremonies, following its annual conference taking place at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle. This conference is the premier professional development event for CGAs and accounting and finance professionals. This year the Association is honoured to have Deepak Chopra, FCGA, president & CEO, Canada Post Corporation, as keynote speaker where he will address Canada Post's Role in the New Economy.

The admission to membership ceremonies mark years of hard work, dedicated study and work-life balance. Each new CGA has adhered to the highest professional standards, successfully completing the rigorous CGA program of professional studies and practical work experience requirement to be a certified general accountant and qualify for membership.

"Success is not built alone. Success is built, brick by brick, by many hands," notes Anthony Stilo, CGA Ontario, chair, board of directors. "Students in the CGA program of professional studies are supported by their colleagues, friends and family in their success. CGA Ontario recognizes the hard work put forth by all 870 new CGAs and welcomes them to membership.

During these ceremonies, CGA Ontario will proudly recognize a number of  academic excellence award recipients:

  • Attaul Hamid, CGA, being awarded with the prestigious T.H. Frankling medal granted in recognition of accounting excellence at the professional evaluation stage of the CGA program.
  • Marco Jotic, CGA, being awarded with CGA Canada's ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Public Practice award is granted to a new CGA who attains the highest average marks in the Public Practice Career Option.
  • Marco Jotic, CGA; Litao Liu, CGA; and Attaul Hamid, CGA, who will each receive "Top Ten Recognition Certificates" - a national award granted to honour the top ten students across the country who have satisfied all the requirements for CGA certification.

The Globe and Mail featured the newly accredited certified general accountants today, Nov. 7, 2013.

CGAs are forward-thinking financial leaders who have broad business experience equipped to handle the varying needs of Canadian businesses. They assist entrepreneurs from developing business plans to achieving steady business growth.  They see more than numbers to drive opportunity and success.

For businesses, when hiring a Certified General Accountant, you're doing more than filling a position; you're making an investment in your company. CGAs see more than numbers and are able to deliver strategic ROI to businesses of all sizes. Thanks to rigorous academic and real-world training, CGAs are capable of offering dynamic solutions to many aspects of your business. And, your business is only as dynamic as the people within its walls.

About the Certified General Accountants of Ontario
CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 22,500 CGAs and 9,000 students working toward their designation.

SOURCE: Certified General Accountants of Ontario

For further information:

Amy Mulhern, Manager of Public Relations, CGA Ontario
Telephone: 416-544-4781 / 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311 / Mobile: 416-606-5860

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