Alumnus Ivan Wong wins CA Canada gold medal

Dec 07, 2012

A recent graduate of the Beedie School of Business has topped the National Honour Roll for the 2012 Uniform Evaluation (UFE) in Western Canada.

Ivan Wong, having completed his BBA degree in accounting with first class honours in June 2012, has earned the Chartered Accountants of Canada Gold Medal and cash prize of $2,500 for the highest standing in Western Canada.

A current articling student with KPMG in Vancouver, Wong has achieved an impressive 4.26 CGPA during his studies at the Beedie School of Business and has also completed the co-op program.

“The UFE met my expectations in terms of the high level of difficulty and challenge, as well as the feeling you get on the way out: that you might have failed,” said Wong, who completed the exam just three months after graduation.  “Making the honour roll was obviously a huge surprise—never mind tying for a gold medal!”

As a part of completing their Chartered Accountant (CA) Designation, all candidates must write the UFE, which is reputed to be one of the most challenging professional examinations in the world.  The three-day exam is the final examination towards completing chartered accountancy and is a culmination of years of studies in accounting and finance, as well as economics and other university-level business courses.

For more information: Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

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