CPA Canada recognizes successful CFE writers

TORONTO, July 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) applauds and acknowledges the 1,011 candidates who successfully passed the profession's Common Final Examination (CFE).

"Today we congratulate these ambitious individuals and celebrate their significant accomplishment," says Joy Thomas, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "They should be proud of reaching this career milestone as they continue on their journey to earning a globally respected business and accounting designation."

Sandy Hilton, CPA Canada's vice-president, precertification education, echoes that sentiment. "Passing the CFE requires dedication, perseverance and patience but it is worth the effort. Once earned, the CPA designation can open many doors to a lifetime of great opportunities, both in Canada and internationally."

The individuals being recognized today wrote the CFE in May. They are the second group of successful CFE writers and will eventually join other Canadian CPAs once they complete their practical experience requirements. Another writing of the CFE will take place in September.

(May 2016 Writing)

  • The prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal (and a CPA Canada cash prize of $5,000) for the highest standing in Canada has been awarded to Ms. Betty Xin from Capital Power Corporation in Edmonton (AB).

  • The CPA Canada regional Gold Medal awards (and a cash prize of $2,500) for achieving the highest standing go to:
    • Quebec: Mr. Michael Bourbonnais, Maestro Technologies Inc, Varennes (QC)
    • Ontario: Mr. Matthew Daniel Roman, SF Partnership LLP, Toronto (ON)

For a complete list of honour roll members, please visit

About CPA Canada
The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada's accounting profession across the country. The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs.


For further information: Tobin Lambie, Principal, Media, CPA Canada, T: 416-204-3228, C: 647-302-3761,; Diana Sorace, Manager, Media Relations, CPA Canada, T: 604-694-6700, C: 604-551-4487,


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