Cranbrook’s Kelsey Hyggen excels in National CPA Exam

Cranbrook resident Kelsey Hyggen made the National Honour Roll for her outstanding results on the CFE exam.

Kelsey Hyggen

Kelsey Hyggen — Photo courtesy Linkedin/ Kelsey Hyggen

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) congratulate the 945 B.C. CPA students who passed the multi-day national Common Final Examination (CFE) written in September 2018. The exam was administered by CPAWSB.

Fourteen B.C. students made the National Honour Roll for their outstanding results on the CFE. They are: Kelsey Hyggen (Cranbrook), Jonathan Bickford (North Vancouver), Courtney Brazil (Coquitlam), Thomas Davies (Richmond), Sarah Ellwood (Delta), Daniel Gardiner (Vancouver), Anthony Jay (Burnaby), Rylan Kaliel (Vancouver), Jessica Lenz (Kelowna), Vivian Lin (North Vancouver), Chun-Shan Lin (Surrey), Emily McCune (Vancouver), Taryn McGilp (Maple Ridge), and Eivan Sulaiman (Richmond).

For a full listing of successful B.C.-based CFE writers, click here.

“Congratulations to the 945 B.C. CPA students for successfully passing the CFE,” said Barry Macdonald, FCPA, FCA, chair of CPABC. “On behalf of the CPABC Board of Directors and CPABC, I welcome them to the ranks of B.C.’s chartered professional accountants. We are proud of them, and wish each of them a successful career.”

In order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the CFE, and fulfill relevant practical experience requirements. The national CFE ensures all Canadian chartered professional accountants meet the same high standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.

“I am immensely proud of the 945 hard-working B.C. candidates who passed the 2018 CFE by developing and demonstrating technical and professional skills they will take with them into the next stage of their careers and beyond,” said Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business. “On behalf of everyone at the School, I wish these hard-working individuals the very best as they move forward in their careers.”

CPAWSB delivers the nationally-developed CPA professional education program in Canada’s western region. Throughout the program, CPA candidates develop the competencies expected of professional accountants, developing technical skills and enabling competencies as they grow in professionalism and leadership.

About CPA British Columbia

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 36,000 CPA members and 5,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.

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