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2016 Media Releases

Ontario CPAs hold Chartered for Finance Conference

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

TORONTO, January 27, 2016 – On Friday January 29, 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 business 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:

Elaine Sequeira FCPA, FCA, CFP
Private Banker
RBC Wealth Management

Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.

WHAT: Chartered for Finance Conference
WHO: Keynote speaker Elaine Sequeira, prominent CPAs from the world of finance and over 200 post-secondary delegates from across the province
WHEN: Friday, January 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Ms. Sequeira 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 on our recruitment website:
About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 85,000 members and 23,000 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. 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