12 South Asian students from Surrey recognized at chartered accountant ceremony

Surrey chartered accountant THIRTY Surrey chartered accountant (CA) students graduated from the CA qualification program at a ceremony held May 17 in Vancouver and 12 of them were South Asians:

* Jason Athwal (PRA Group)

* Balraj Dhaliwal (T&L Group Chartered Accountants LLP)

* Charndeep Gill (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)

* Monica Gill (Deloitte LLP)

* Harjit Hansra (Manning Elliott LLP)

* Tejpal Kaila (Crowe MacKay LLP)

* Jesse Mann (Manning Elliott LLP)

* Gurmat Minhas (MNP LLP)

* Poonam Muti (Crowe MacKay LLP)

* Alan Nijjar (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)

* Pavniet Siddho

* Simarjyot Sidhu (Grant Thornton LLP).

Students recognized at the convocation ceremony are eligible for membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC this year.

“These students have earned their CA designation by successfully completing a rigorous and competitive academic program, focused on business and accounting competencies,” said Richard Rees, CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC Joint Venture and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. “We are very proud of them, and they should take great pride in having earned their CA designation.”

To qualify as a CA, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 30 months of practical work experience in a CA approved training office, and complete courses through the CA Qualification Program. CAs must also pass a comprehensive rigorous national final exam to earn their designation.

B.C.’s professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountants Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC) have signed a merger agreement and are working together to establish the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). Currently, accounting bodies representing all of Canada’s professional accountants in every jurisdiction are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.

(Photo by Mike Bradley for Ron Sangha Photography)