CGA-BC Will Respond to Provincial Budget 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2012
VANCOUVER –On Tuesday, February 21, the budget review team of CGA-BC will take part in the Victoria budget lock-up from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm PST, when it will provide its impressions of the first budget of Christy Clark’s administration.
CGA-BC’s Chair of the Board of Governors Cindy Choi, FCGA, will answer questions from the media. She will be joined by the Association’s Chief Executive Officer Gordon Ruth, FCGA, First Vice-Chair Candace Nancke, CGA, and Communications Director Edward Downing to comment on the short- and long-term implications of the government’s fiscal plan.
The Association will issue a news release with its comments later that day. For media not in the budget lock-up, a release will be posted on the Association’s website at www.cga-bc.org by 3:00 pm PST. The release will also be sent out via Twitter at the same time (CGABC).
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
Cell: (778) 838-6334