YELLOWKNIFE, NT- (December 01, 2017) - The Chartered Professional Accountants of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut (CPA NWT/NU) congratulates the eight resident students in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut who passed the multi-day national Common Final Examination (CFE) written in September 2017. The exam was administered by Chartered Professional Accountants Western School of Business (CPAWSB).\nThere were 5,578 successful writers Canada for the September 2017 CFE. One student, John Wark, an articling student with Crowe Mackay LLP in Yellowknife, NT, made the National Honour Roll for his outstanding results on the CFE. Furthermore, John will receive two gold medals, one for achieving the highest standing in Western Canada, and the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award for the highest standing of any writer in the country.\nFor a full listing of successful Northwest Territory and Nunavut-based CFE writers, click here.\n"On behalf of the CPA NWT/NU Transitional Steering Committee and CPA NWT/NU, I congratulate the eight NWT and NU CPA students for successfully passing the CFE," said Matthew Bannister, CPA, CA, member of the Transitional Steering Committee and chair of the communications sub-committee of CPA NWT/NU. "I also would like to recognize the exceptional achievements of John Wark who received the highest standing in the country on the September 2017 CFE, receiving the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award."\nIn order to become designated, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the CFE, and fulfill relevant practical experience requirements. The national CFE ensures all Canadian Chartered Professional Accountants meet the same high standards, which are recognized nationally and internationally.\n“I am immensely proud of the eight hard-working Northwest Territories/Nunavut candidates who passed the 2017 CFE. They have developed and demonstrated technical and professional skills that they will take with them into the next stage of their careers and beyond,” says Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business. “On behalf of everyone at the School, we wish them the very best as they move forward.”\nCPAWSB delivers the nationally-developed CPA professional education program in Canada's western region. Throughout the program, CPA candidates develop the competencies expected of professional accountants, developing technical skills and enabling competencies as they grow in professionalism and leadership.