Accounting alumna earns a spot on CPA Canada’s CFE honour roll

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Written by Malvika Khera

Camille Gardiner

Accounting alumna Camille Gardiner (BComm '16) has been placed on the CPA Canada’s prestigious honour roll for the Common Final Examination (CFE). The examination is a part of the qualifying process to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Gardiner is one of 69 CFE candidates to be listed on the honour roll, out of 5,581 who passed the exam.  She is currently working as a Senior Associate in Assurance for PwC LLP in Waterloo, ON.

“Passing the CFE is a huge step for any aspiring CPAs. For me, being placed on their honour roll was the cherry on top. I am so grateful,” said Gardiner. “Between the outstanding professors, the supportive peer groups and the accounting co-op program, a big part of my success can be traced directly back to my time at the University of Guelph. I would recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing accounting.”

The CFE is a three-day examination written in September that requires candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and competency in accordance to CPA guidelines. The evaluation also assesses technical competencies, professional skills, and professional judgment. Individuals usually start preparing for the examination after completing the CPA certification program.

The exam is one of the three components of the CPA qualification program. Only those individuals who complete all three areas successfully are permitted to use the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant.

“We are so proud of Camille and her achievement in earning a place on the CFE Honour Roll,” said accounting professor Sandra Scott. “Camille was an outstanding student during her time at the College of Business and Economics, both academically and in her extracurricular activities.  We are thrilled to claim her as graduate of our program, and as an inspiration to our current and future students.”


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