B.C.'s Certified General Accountants Host Minister Pat Bell as Part of Small Business Month Kickoff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) is hosting its annual MLA luncheon in Victoria on Monday, October 3. This event brings government, business and the CGA profession together as part of the launch of Small Business Month in B.C.
The event features the Honourable Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, who will discuss the current and future climate for small business and the outlook for the B.C. economy.
The Minister will also accept the Small Business Roundtable’s annual Report to Government. In attendance will be Roundtable Co-Chair Kevin Krueger, MLA, as well as several other MLAs and members of the Roundtable including CGA-BC First Vice-Chair Cindy Choi, FCGA.
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Presentation begins at 12:15 p.m.)
Location: Grand Pacific Hotel (in the Vancouver Island Ballroom), Victoria
As the province’s largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC represents nearly 15,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry, commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through education, certification and the protection of the public interest.
CGA-BC leads the profession in the integration of ethics into its academic program, and all new graduates of the CGA program are required to complete a rules and standards course to complement an ongoing ethics requirement for members.
The Association also offers a wide range of employment services and programs to its members, students and the business community. These services include CGAjobs.org, a job postings website for finance and accounting professionals, and the Partners in Employment Program (PEP), which recognizes organizations that provide an effective working and training environment for CGAs and CGA students.
For more information, contact:
Edward Downing, Director of Communications
Telephone: (604) 730-6208 or (778) 838-6334