David Sale, CGA, Elected as Second Vice-Chair of CGA-BC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2012
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) is pleased to announce that David Sale, CGA, of Surrey, B.C. was elected Second Vice-Chair by the Association’s Board of Governors on March 24, 2012. He now joins the CGA-BC Executive Committee.
CGA-BC Chair Cindy Choi, FCGA, praised the Board’s selection. “David has effectively represented CGA for more than 25 years,” she said. “His experience as Past Chair of an accounting faculty of 35 designated accountants will be invaluable to our Association as we meet the important challenges facing our profession in the years to come.”
Mr. Sale, a professor of accounting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, brings a practical and growth-oriented focus to his new role. “It is essential that CGA be poised to compete for the best of the best entering the accounting profession,” he said. “We must provide support for CGA firms to grow in both size and number so that those firms can provide training opportunities for prospective entrants to CGA.”
Mr. Sale served as a member of the Association’s Board of Governors from 2006 to 2008, and he began serving a second term in 2010. He has chaired the Education Appeals Committee and also served on the Education Advisory Group and the Recruitment and Liaison Committee. He is also B.C.'s representative to CGA-Canada's National Education Committee.
In addition to volunteering for CGA-BC, Mr. Sale devotes time and energy to many other community endeavours. He is Treasurer of the Credit Counselling Society of B.C. and he was the founder and coach of the Kwantlen women’s varsity soccer team from 2003 to 2006. In recognition of his exceptional service to CGA-BC and to his community, he received the Harold Clarke Award in 2000. Mr. Sale is also an avid fan of sports history and memorabilia.
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