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CPA Ontario holds 2018 Chartered for Finance Conference

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

 TORONTO, January 25, 2018 – On Friday, January 26, over 200 eager 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 an exciting career is beckoning in 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. “Globally recognized and respected, the CPA designation is the in-demand credential in business. CPA roles include innovative entrepreneurship, CFO, CEO or a seat on a board of directors.”

 This exclusive conference at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel will give selected delegates the full picture 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 disruption 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:

Kelvin Vi Luan Tran, CPA, CA, CFA
Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor
TD Bank Group

Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.

WHAT: Chartered for Finance Conference

WHO: Keynote speaker Kelvin Vi Luan Tran, prominent CPAs from the world of finance and over 200 post-secondary delegates from across the province

WHEN: Friday, January 26 from 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Mr. Tran speaks at 9:00 a.m.)

WHERE: InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel, 225 Front Street, 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 89,000 members and 19,000 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 information on the profession, visit

For more information, please contact:

Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271