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
"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