Second edition of the CPA Student Congress a resounding success

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Montreal, March 18, 2014 – Close to 200 students from 14 Quebec universities gathered in Saint-Sauveur from March 14 to 16 for the second CPA Student Congress. Presented by DECIMAL, the congress was organized this year by six accounting graduates from HEC Montréal, with the support and collaboration of the Ordre des CPA du Québec.

From left to right, members of the organizing committee: Marie-Claude Girard, Vice-President, Logistics, Émilie Greene, President, Marie-Preycylla Leduc, Vice-President, Logistics, Fanny Feuiltault, Vice-President, Public Relations, and Mikael Desmarais, Vice-President, Operations.
Not pictured: François Lapointe, Vice-President, Promotions.

The event’s main objective is to recognize the achievements of CPA student committees and offer students a chance to build on their experience and learn more about the profession through educational conferences and activities. “It is important for us to provide future members of our profession, who are studying across Quebec, with an opportunity to bond with each other, share their knowledge with fellow students and enhance their education through a variety of activities. The vitality of the accounting profession inevitably involves accounting students, and we are proud to support them throughout the process leading to their professional designation,” said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order.

The Order would therefore like to congratulate the students honoured during the congress:

Committee of the year CPA Student Committee of the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University
Activity of the year Comité étudiant CPA de l’ESG UQAM for “Les aspirants CPA” 
Student of the year: Joseph Bartlett, a member of the CPA Student Committee of the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University

Une fois c’t’un cas

The Order also held the 14th edition of the Une fois c’t’un cas interuniversity case-solving contest in January 2014. Working in three‑person teams, participants of the contest, reserved for undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 university credits, were given the mandate to solve a case study related to the practice of public accountancy.

The CPA Student Congress provided an opportunity to recognize the exceptional performance of the three winning teams, who shared a total of $3,600 in prizes courtesy of Desjardins, The Personal and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

1st place - $1,500: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

  • Chloé Buckingham
  • Léa Gauthier
  • Maxime Thibault-Martel

2nd place - $1,200: HEC Montréal

  • Louis-Philippe Nolet
  • Karina Panasci
  • Jérémie Plourde Perreault

3rd place - $900: HEC Montréal

  • Éléonore Jarry-Ferron
  • Alexandre Ladouceur Labonté
  • Audrée Laferrière

The following three teams also received an honourable mention and shared a total of $1,800:

Université Laval

  • Guillaume Fournier
  • Pierre-Olivier Garon
  • Simon Gaudreau

Université du Québec à Rimouski

  • Jean-Rémi Blais
  • Luc Gagnon
  • Pierre-Luc Parisé

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Longueuil campus)

  • Elyse Le Guerrier
  • Benoit Lizotte Pelletier
  • Ahmed El Alami Tabib Moulay

Organizers of the CPA Student Congress wish to thank all the partners who helped make the event a success. Thanks to DECIMAL, Desjardins, The Personal, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, the Young CPAs of Montreal, Norampac, Richter, CN and Vitro Plus Ziebart. By fostering the development of the next generation, these partners guarantee a promising future for the accounting profession.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 36,000 members and 7,000 future CPAs. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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Cédrick Beauregard
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T. 514 288.3256 [3024]  1 800 363.4688

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