Common Final Examination (CFE) honour roll

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) congratulates the individuals who made the honour roll while successfully passing the profession's Common Final Examination (CFE). In total, 6,163 candidates passed the September 2018 CFE.

The CFE honour roll consists of the top one per cent of successful CFE writers. 

September 2018 CFE honour roll highlights

  • The prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal (and a CPA Canada cash prize of $5,000) for the highest standing in Canada has been awarded to Mr. Lawrence (Qianyu) Zhang from MNP LLP in Mississauga, Ontario.
  • The CPA Canada regional Gold Medal awards (and a cash prize of $2,500) for achieving the highest standing go to: 
    • Atlantic Canada: Mr. Bradley Smith, Auditor General of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
    • Quebec: Mr. Michael V. Richardson, KPMG/s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L., Montreal, QC
    • Western Canada: Mr. Ande Baweja, Airbnb, Montreal, QC

September 2018 CFE honour roll members

For a complete list of people who earned a place on the honour roll download our PDF.
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About the CFE

The CFE is three-day examination that requires candidates to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their competency development in accordance with the CPA competency map. Candidates prepare for this examination after completing the education component of the CPA certification program.

In addition to the technical skills associated with the profession, the CPA certification program offers a solid understanding of:

  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • communications
  • strategy

These skills and knowledge are combined with a strong understanding of what it means to be a professional and act ethically.

Past honour roll members

September 2017 CFE honour roll

September 2016 CFE honour roll

May 2016 CFE honour roll

2015 CFE honour roll