VANCOUVER, Jan. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) is pleased to announce that Cindy Choi, BAccS, FCGA, has been elected Chair of the Association's Board of Governors for 2012.
Ms. Choi is a Partner with Chan Choi & Company, Certified General Accountants in Victoria and she serves on the provincial government's Small Business Roundtable. She resides in Victoria.
As Chair, Ms. Choi will lead an Association that represents nearly 15,000 members and students and supports the fastest growing professional accounting designation in B.C.
Joining Ms. Choi on the Association's Executive Committee are:
- Candace Nancke, CGA, who will serve as First Vice-Chair. Ms. Nancke is the Managing Partner with the firm of Loren, Nancke & Company, Certified General Accountants in North Vancouver.
- Bruce Hurst, FCGA, who will serve as Past-Chair and Treasurer. Mr. Hurst is a Director and Senior Shareholder with the public practice firm of Reid Hurst Nagy Inc. in Richmond.
- Gordon Ruth, BA, FCGA, who is the Association's Chief Executive Officer and serves as Secretary of the Board of Governors. Mr. Ruth resides in Burnaby.
As the province's largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC represents nearly 15,000 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 CGAjobs.org, 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.
Image with caption: "From left to right: CGA-BC CEO Gordon Ruth, FCGA; First Vice-Chair, Candace Nancke, CGA; Chair Cindy Choi, FCGA; and Past-Chair and Treasurer Bruce Hurst, FCGA. (CNW Group/Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120101_C7770_PHOTO_EN_8365.jpg
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Edward Downing, Director of Communications
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