UWaterloo SAF Alumni makeup 11 of the 20 Ontario CFE Writers on the 2015 National Honor Roll

Thursday, January 14, 2016

UWaterloo SAF Alumni makeup 11 of the 20 Ontario CFE Writers on the 2015 National Honor Roll

From top left: Ben Ahier, Kenny Ho, Carmen Wong, Steven Yang, Kenneth Shum, From bottom left: Richard Huynh, Catherine Zhang, Kate Li

The Common Final Evaluation (CFE) written in September, was the national three-day evaluation that assessed the competencies of accounting graduates. The CFE is an important component of the new CPA qualification program, which assesses proficiencies in essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics and the ability to communicate. CPA Ontario celebrated more than 3,550 successful students during convocation ceremonies in November, which marks a milestone for these CPAs; acknowledging years of hard work, dedicated study, steadfast work-life balance and a true commitment to the accounting profession. Ontario had 782 of the country’s 2,218 successful CFE writers, and 20 Ontario students placed on the prestigious 52-member National Honour Roll. Of the 20, over half of them were University of Waterloo, School of Accounting and Finance, alumni.

CFE Honour Roll Grads
Click to view a video of their tips and pointers to future CFE writers.

Xin Dai, MAcc 2015, Assurance Associate, PwC

Carmen Wong, MAcc 2015, Senior Associate, KPMG

Richard Huynh, MAcc 2015, Staff Accountant, RLB LLP

Jeffrey Kong, MAcc 2015

Brian Lee, MAcc 2015, Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting

Xiao Kate Li, MAcc 2015, Tax Staff, EY

Kenneth Shum, MAcc 2015, Financial Analyst, Telus

Jin Yi Catherine Zhang, MAcc 2015, Associate, PwC Canada

Benjamin Ahier, MAcc 2015, Senior Associate, PwC

Kenny Ho, MAcc 2015, Senior Associate, PwC Canada

Xiaodong Steven Yang, MAcc 2015

What an amazing accomplishment to be recognized at such a high level for this prestigious examination. We are very proud of our graduates, and please help us in congratulating their successes!

In the last six years, four recent graduates from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo have won the national and Ontario gold medals for the Chartered Accountancy Uniform Final Examination (UFE).