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2015 Media Releases

Ontario CPAs hold the Chartered for Finance Conference

Post-secondary students to learn CPA designation opens doors on Bay Street

TORONTO, January 22, 2015 – On Friday January 23, over 200 lucky post-secondary students will gather in Toronto to learn what’s been a not-so-well-kept secret – the CPA designation can be a key to entering the world of finance. Whether it’s investment banking, corporate finance, consulting, private equity, or asset and wealth management, the doors are always open for Chartered Professional Accountants.

“We’re excited to have some of today’s leading Chartered Professional Accountants join us to talk about their experiences, career paths and how the CPA designation equipped them for career success,” said Vicki Liederman, Director, Student Recruitment with CPA Ontario. “CPAs bring leadership and financial expertise that is vital to every organization and our economy. They are critical to the financial management of all businesses regardless of size or industry.”

This exclusive conference at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel will give selected delegates the full scoop on how CPAs are involved in all aspects of finance and how that trend is sure to increase in the future as uncertain economic times and increasing complexity makes having a top-level background in accounting even more crucial to achieving success, both personal and organizational.

This year’s event features a keynote speaker who plays an important role in the world of finance:

     Tim Deacon, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
     Executive Vice President and CFO, Investment Division

Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.

WHAT: Chartered for Finance Conference
WHO: Keynote speaker Tim Deacon, prominent CPAs from the world of finance and over 200 post-secondary delegates from across the province
WHEN: Friday, January 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Mr. Deacon speaks at 9:10 a.m.)
WHERE:  The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto

More information on the CPA profession can be found in the High School & Post-Secondary Students section of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s website:

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards for integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 80,000 members and approximately 20,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Certified General Accountants (CGAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Chartered Accountants (CAs) are now unified under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.

For more information, please contact:
Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 271

Amy Mulhern
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-322-6520 or 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311