2019 CFE Results

2019 CFE Results

Congratulations to all 831 Alberta-based writers who were successful in writing the September 2019 Common Final Examination (CFE)! The candidates who wrote the September 2019 CFE  demonstrated resilience and perseverance in the face of some challenging issues, so they certainly deserve accolades. We look forward to celebrating with the successful writers at the CPA Alberta Convocation activities in February!  All the details on CPA Alberta’s Convocation 2020 are available here. The Convocations will occur on January 31 (Convocation Ceremonies) and February 1 (Convocation Ceremonies and Dinner & Dance) in Calgary and February 21 (Convocation Ceremony, if necessary) and February 22 (Convocation Ceremonies and Dinner & Dance).

Special mention goes to thirteen individuals whose exceptional performance on the CFE placed them on the National Honour Roll. These thirteen are:

Tyler Yassin*
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Edmonton
* Tyler was also named the Western Region Gold Medalist, being deemed the top writer in all of Western Canada

Amanda Bratton
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Calgary

Nicole Chin
MNP LLP
Calgary

Jeremy Custodio
KPMG LLP
Edmonton

Chelsea Hoofd
Carlson Roberts Seely LLP
Drayton Valley

Marissa Mooney
MNP LLP
Edmonton

Rutul Patel
Ian Murray & Company Ltd.
Edmonton

Anthony Ratcliffe
Deloitte LLP
Edmonton

David Readman
Pennock Acheson Nielsen Devaney Chartered Accountants
Edmonton

Travis Smith
MNP LLP
Leduc

Morgan Spenrath
KPMG LLP
Calgary

Henie Tse
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Edmonton

Alexandria Varty
KPMG LLP
Calgary

To see the names of the successful candidates, click here or watch the video below.

 

In light of the technical issues that were experienced on this writing of the CFE, over the last number of months, the profession undertook a comprehensive process to ensure that writers were treated fairly, and that the due diligence completed was thorough.

Given the circumstances, the profession has determined that a failing mark on the September 2019 exam will not count as an attempt, and that any student who did not pass will be eligible for a free re-write of the CFE exam, along with access to the CPA Professional Education Program’s Capstone 2 preparatory module at no charge.

These CFE results are the outcome of months of comprehensive work by the profession’s independent Board of Examiners (BOE), who are responsible for marking the examination. The BOE consulted with multiple experts, including a psychologist, two psychometricians, and past BOE chairs. In addition, a third psychometrician was retained through Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as part of a third-party review. A summary of the Board of Examiners’ marking process is available here and findings from the third-party review is available here.