A Brock University alumnus is one of just 20 Ontario Chartered Professional Accounting students to land on a prestigious list for his marks on a recent professional accreditation exam.
Daniel Mancini made the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario’s honour roll for achieving top marks on this year’s Canada-wide uniform evaluation (UFE).
The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses knowledge, professional judgment, ethics and the ability of CPA students to communicate. The UFE is an important component of the CPA qualification program, which includes prescribed education, practical experience and an exam.
A St. Catharines resident, Mancini graduated with his bachelor of accounting in June and articles at Durward Jones Barkwell & Company in Niagara Falls. He also won the Outstanding Academic Achievement award, the Award of Excellence for the Bachelor of Accounting and the Business Dean’s Medal at June convocation for having the highest cumulative overall average in the Goodman School of business. Mancini is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Mancini said he always knew he wanted to have a career in business or accounting.
“People told me to start out in accounting and see if it worked out for me,” he said. “I took it in high school, really liked accounting and never looked back.”
Ontario had 1,201 of the country’s 3,032 successful UFE writers and captured 20 of 54 National Honour roll spots. The University of Waterloo’s Nicholas Tsai captured the Canada gold medal as the top writer of the UFE in the country.
“Congratulations to all of the successful Ontario candidates,” said Rod Barr, president and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. “Qualifying to become a CPA, CA is a very challenging process and the resulting career is rich in rewards and opportunities. I am confident that all of the students will make great contributions in their future careers and will uphold the high standards of the CPA, CA profession.”
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s nearly 37,000 CPAs and 6,000 CPA Students. The organization serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.