EDMONTON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Collins Barrow accountant Hua Wei Chan
placed second overall in the Mental Calculation World Cup. Held every
two years, the contest brings together participants from all over the
globe to compete in ten different categories. They are each equipped
with only a pencil and paper to jot down answers, absolutely no written
Trained to use the abacus at age 9, Hua Wei developed a knack for
visualizing the instrument when tackling complex math problems.
Currently an articling student at Collins Barrow Edmonton, Hua Wei
rarely uses a calculator and jokes that he is prone to mistakes when
"My colleagues were very supportive as I trained for the Mental
Calculation World Cup," he says. "In fact, they continue to test me
with random questions of their own to help hone my skills."
In addition to his outstanding overall performance, Hua Wei finished
second in multiplying two 8-digit numbers, third in adding ten 10-digit
numbers, and fourth in the Most Versatile Calculator category.
"All of us at Collins Barrow Edmonton are proud to celebrate Hua Wei's
accomplishment," says Douglas Kroetsch. "His numerical accuracy and
passion for accounting make him a great asset to our team, and quite
the star at meetings."
Having joined Collins Barrow in January 2012, Hua Wei is on his way to
becoming a chartered accountant. Working with small to mid-sized
businesses in virtually every sector, he is eager to put his unique
talents to work on behalf of his clients, making sense of the numbers
to provide greater clarity as they strive towards their business goals.
SOURCE: Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated
For further information:
Contact Douglas Kroetsch at (780)428-1522.