Congratulations again to Alberta’s 744 successful writers of the September 2020 CFE. While we wait to celebrate this outstanding accomplishment in person (tentatively planned for fall 2021), we are pleased to share some welcoming words from CPA colleagues and provide some personal insights into the graduates themselves.




CPA Alberta asked a number of Alberta CPAs to say congratulations and share their thoughts with this year’s successful writers. Grads, watch the videos to again bask in the congratulations of your fellow professionals and be inspired!

Richard Olfert, FCPA, FCA, CMC, ICD.D
Vice-Chair, CPA Canada Board of Directors

Richard Olfert is the vice-chair of the CPA Canada Board of Directors. He is based in Winnipeg and brings 30 years of world-class financial insight to organizations across Canada in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

As part of Deloitte Canada’s national executive team, Richard currently serves as the Firm’s Chief Risk Officer. He formerly served as the Managing Partner of the Canadian Audit practice.

Richard has contributed many years of his professional life to the profession. He has been a long-standing volunteer on behalf of CPA Manitoba, and has been extremely involved in education, having chaired CPA education-related organizations nationally and in western Canada.

Rachel Miller FCPA, FCA
CEO, CPA Alberta

Since becoming CEO of CPA Alberta (previously CPA Alberta Joint Venture) on January 1, 2015, Rachel has led the evolution of the profession under the Chartered Professional Accountants banner. She has also been instrumental in setting the vision and foundation for the organization, which is focused on achieving and supporting the organization's strategic priorities.

Rachel was previously CEO and Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) and CMA Alberta, and the ICAA’s Director of Practice Review from 2006-2013.

Rachel has a `96 Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, and over the course of her professional accounting career, has worked with national, regional, and local firms in Ontario and Alberta. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, she received her designation in 1999 and relocated to Alberta in 2002.

Rachel is the former chair of the Canadian CPA profession’s Council of Chief Executives and CPA Canada’s National Public Trust Committee. She is also the Executive Director of the CPA Education Foundation of Alberta, and Executive Director of the CPA Assist program. As well, Rachel sits on the Board of the CPA Western School of Business.

A dedicated volunteer and community leader, Rachel particularly gives her time to support youth through the 4-H organization.

Doug Wylie FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D
Auditor General of Alberta

W. Doug Wylie is the 11th Auditor General of Alberta.

Appointed to the role effective April 29, 2018, Doug’s tenure with Alberta’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG) spans over 30 years. Joining the office in 1989, and a professional accountant since 1991, Doug served as an Assistant Auditor General for 14 years. In that role, he has oversight on the financial audits and non-financial performance audits for the following current portfolios: Executive Council; the Legislative Assembly and Officers of the Assembly; and the ministries of Health (including Alberta Health Services and the Health Quality Council of Alberta), Children’s Services, Community and Social Services, and Seniors and Housing. He has also represented the OAG at the national level as a member and past chair of the Strategic Management Committee of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors.

Committed to the continued advancement of his profession, Doug is the past chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF) of Alberta, and also served as chair of its Strategy Development Committee, and as a member of its Nominating Committee.

Dave Bodnarchuk FCPA, FCA
Chair, CPA Education Foundation Board

Dave is Co-Founder and President of ElectionBuddy Inc., and the Founder of RightLabs.

Dave is a CPA with a broad background, including over 20 years of progressive experience in information technology and startups. His roles in that sector have are varied, ranging from entrepreneur to sales leader, consultant to community builder.

Dave is equally as passionate about giving back, and has volunteered extensively to make a difference in his community and the profession. He has served the profession in a number of roles and is currently the Chair of the CPA Education Foundation.

Dave Minhas CPA, CA
Managing Partner, Pivotal LLP

Having started his career at Pivotal in 2007, and becoming partner in 2012, Dave's longstanding clients benefit from his specialization in tax and valuation service delivery, as well as private enterprise and family/owner-managed businesses, and income tax compliance services for corporate and personal clients.

Dave is passionate about helping clients create and efficiently deliver value in their own businesses. A holder of the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation, Dave's expertise lies in guiding clients through all stages of a business sale and evaluating business acquisitions, including determining the financial value of a business, structuring transactions that allow for maximum value creation and successfully negotiating transaction terms in the best interest of his clients. Dave particularly enjoys working as part of a proactive, integrated team and to always do the right thing for clients.

A BSI accredited ISO9001 lead auditor, who has also completed the In-Depth Tax Program at the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, Dave's holistic approach to accounting for all operational nuances when providing tax consultation makes him a preferred advisor to businesses in the medical, legal, construction, manufacturing and oil field service industries.

Shawn Kanungo CPA, CA
Disruption Strategist and Keynote Speaker

Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and actively invests in early-stage ventures.

His work and interviews have been featured in The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. He has been recognized as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen”. Shawn’s content on innovation has garnered millions of views, respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube & Facebook.

Jessa Aco-Kuchmak CPA
Vice-President and Co-founder, Pontem Innovations

Jessa is the Vice President and Co-founder of Pontem Innovations, an Alberta start-up focused on bridging companies to data innovation. A CPA with experience from PwC Canada, Gateway Mechanical and the World Bank’s International Development Association, Jessa has a diverse and non-traditional background.

This wide range of work from financial accounting, process evaluation and development, platform conversions and ERP management, to data analytics, have all contributed to her passion of helping subject matter experts make data driven decisions and technology investments that have clear ROI’s. A proud Alberta School of Business graduate, she was the Business Alumni Association (BAA) President from 2015-2019.




All successful writers were given the opportunity to submit a photo, provide some thoughts on passing the CFE, and thank their supporters. Those graduates who supplied information are indicated by icons beside their names in the full list of successful graduates.

It feels amazing to have passed the CFE, I am overcome by joy and can't believe the long journey is over. I would like to thank my lovely wife, Fatima, who has been by my side through the ups and downs of the CPA designation. I can't thank her enough. Fatima, thank you so much for being the best support system anyone can ask for. I love you!!!!!

Failing my first attempt in CFE was heartbreaking to say the least. I lost confidence in myself and I felt terrified just thinking that I would have to go through the whole process again. However, I kept reminding myself that I have come too far to just give up and I knew that I would regret it if I did not attempt the exam again. Quitting was never an option either.

Fortunately, this time I passed! Writing and passing the CFE, in the same year that I had to face and conquer challenges in other aspects of my life, means so much to me; my perseverance has finally paid off and I get to be one step closer to my goals. They say, "nothing worth having comes easy" and this is just one of those examples. For me, failing an exam for the very first time in my entire life was a humbling experience. On the other hand, finally passing one of the most challenging exams I have written so far gave me a sense of fulfillment and euphoria.

None of this would have been possible without the support and words of encouragement from my family, friends, fellow candidates, colleagues, leaders, and mentor. And for that, I am forever grateful!

I'd like to thank my friends, family, and mentor for all the support.
My CPA journey has been a mixed bag of achievements, some failures, and a lot of emotions. Now that the journey is over, I feel a sense of accomplishment; for that, I would like to thank my family for believing in me and encouraging me to keep going even at times when I wanted to quit. I would also like to thank my colleagues who helped me make this journey a little easier with their constant push and inspiring words.

I feel ecstatic knowing that I have passed the CFE. The relief that comes with achieving such a significant milestone has to be the best part of it.

I’d like to thank my family, friends, peers, colleagues, mentors, and professors for all their support throughout my journey.

I feel like I have accomplished another milestone in my professional life. It was quite a journey to have been through and I am relieved it has reached the end.

I would like to thank my firm, BDO Canada LLP, and my peers for providing me all the help I needed, and my family for encouraging me to never give up.

I felt so relieved that, after taking this journey for almost six years (from PREP to PEP), I finally finished the CPA course. I also felt so blessed and grateful that I was able to pass the super-challenging CFE and was able to meet the strict requirements.

First, I want to thank my husband and my children for their support and all their sacrifices so I could focus on my studying. I also want to thank my mother for staying with us for few months to help me and take care of my children while I was preparing for CFE. I also want to thank my managers and my employer, Willis Towers Watson, for their support; my company paid for my tuition and my managers allowed me to take few weeks of time off so I could focus on CFE review. I also want to thank my friends for their moral support and for always reminding me to continue and not to give up. Finally, I want to thank my professors/facilitators in CPA Prep, CPA PEP, CPA Western School of Business, and my mentor, Iris Hau, for all the valuable learnings they shared which helped me a lot to pass the CFE exam.

Upon learning I passed, I felt elated. I am still in shock, but so happy and proud of my accomplishments. It is nice to see all of my hard work paying off in the end.

I would like to thank my fiancé, Don, who has been my rock. I also want to thank all of my friends, family, and coworkers that helped and guided me through this daunting and stressful process.

I'd like to seize this opportunity to thank my husband Stu for being my rock throughout this CPA designation journey. I couldn’t have done it without his love, support, and patience. I truly appreciate his unwavering belief that I could do it. I also want to express my sincere gratitude to our family and friends for understanding the reason why we had to miss so many birthdays and get-togethers during the past two years. To my mentors, past and present, I cannot thank you enough for all the guidance, encouragement, and support. Also, thank you to my work family at HGA Chartered Professional Accountants for cheering me on the whole way through. To my Mamang and Papang: this is for you. Thank you for believing in me. Congratulations to all my fellow CFE 2020 passers.
I am so lucky to have had such an amazing support system throughout the PEP process. Thank you to my CFE mentor, Jeff Archibald, as well as my many unofficial mentors, including Richa Kapil and Karla Mitchell, for your advice, support, and occasional kick in the pants. Thank you to my friends who endured more conversations about debits and credits than any non-accountant should have to. Last, but not least, thank you to my family for their constant encouragement and love!
I would like to thank my CFE mentor and friend Justin Tremblay for the guidance and support he graciously provided me with throughout the course of the CPA program. And thanks to Andrew, Hania, Nitisha, Sam, and everyone else I met along the way for being a part of my CPA journey.

I am delighted the almost five years—since I started from CMA fundamentals/foundation 1 module—of rigorous studies are finally over.

I would like to thank my family; my daughter, Zuriel Joy; and my incredible previous work mentor who remained constant even after leaving, Paula Owen. for all the support through the journey leading to this accomplishment.

Passing the CFE honestly still doesn’t feel real. I found myself rechecking the list of successful candidates several times in the days following the release of the results. I always knew that studying for the CFE would be a challenging experience, but it was even more difficult with COVID as so much time was spent at home.

I am excited for the future and the opportunities this designation will bring. I am grateful to have had a supportive community of family, friends, and co-workers. I want to thank my boyfriend, Micah for being so patient with me throughout this journey, for always believing in me, and for being my biggest cheerleader. I would like to thank my parents for supporting me even though they still don’t quite understand what a CPA designation is. Lastly, I would like to thank my co-worker and study buddy Jazmyne for always being there and understanding just how demanding this journey was.

To say that passing the CFE was a relief would be an understatement. A big thank you to my family and friends—especially my husband, Armando, and my mom—who supported me the most during this wild ride (as well as my daughter for *mostly* sleeping through the night prior to exam days and playing *quietly* while I studied). Another big thanks to my CFE mentor, Hayley Boe, and the CPA leadership team and management at KPMG for all the guidance, feedback, and encouraging words. Lastly, to my study group, Brandon Cimino and Amnit Sahota: you guys held me together this summer and I'm so proud we all made it through the experience successfully and in one piece. Cheers to all the other CFE writers this year!

It feels great and proud after passing the CFE.

I really want to thank my wife—without her I don't think I could have even appeared for the exam. I lost my father in June and I had to write my Capstone 2 in July. It is always my wife who supports me and motivates me to keep working to achieve my goals in life.

Passing the CFE feels amazing! I would like to thank God, my family, CORE Linepipe Inc, and Trans Mountain Corp.
I’d like to thank my fiancée Lindsey Schmidt, CPA (pictured with me) for being an amazing mentor to me during my time in the program. Her experience with the process helped ease my stresses during the most difficult times. We celebrated my completion of the exam by getting engaged and we look forward to becoming Mr. and Mrs. CPA in August 2022!

First of all, I felt very relieved when I found out I passed! Jokes aside, it was a very proud moment for me and my family. I was somewhere confident of passing; however, I was still very nervous for my result. I couldn’t sleep the night before the result day. And when I saw my candidate number on list, I jumped with happiness.

I want to thank my husband, Baljeet Gill, who always had my back and has supported me in everything I have done so far. I also thank my family with whose blessings it has been possible.

I cannot thank the faculty and staff of the MPAcc program at the University of Saskatchewan enough for helping to get me as ready as I could be for the CFE. The friends I made throughout the program were amazing support, alongside my family and friends cheering me on from home. I certainly couldn't have done this without all the people who helped me stay sane along the way!

I feel relieved and proud now that I have passed. It was a nice feeling to realize I am done studying and I have accomplished something great.

I would like to thank the coworkers who wrote alongside me for always being available to help, listen to me rant, and watch me panic. I also want to thank my firm for providing the best resources and assistance to support me. Lastly, I would like to thank my friends and family for always being a shoulder to lean on and a happy distraction when needed.

After years of working toward this point, aside from sheer joy (and perhaps a small degree of disbelief) I felt a truly extraordinary sense of relief learning that I had passed the CFE.

I would like to thank my friends and family for their unwavering support throughout the process. I would also like to thank all of those who marked cases at RSM and my CFE study group members, Laura Elliot, Adam McAlpine, and Cody Veltman, for sharing their knowledge and helping to improve my case writing skills. Finally, I would like to thank Michael Sidhu, Elizabeth Penrose, and many others for their invaluable mentorship and support in preparing for the CFE. Thank you all once again, I could not have done it without you.

I would like to say thank you to my partner and my family for their love and support throughout this endeavor.

Passing the CFE feels great! It’s like a weight off my shoulders. I am excited to receive my designation and keep moving forward in my career.

First, I’d like to thank my parents—they have been so instrumental in helping me get to where I am in my career and my life. I couldn’t have done this without them. I would also like to thank the staff of Wilde and Company. They have supported me all the way through the CPA program and the support they have given me has always put my mind at ease when it came to the exams and studying. There are so many other people I could thank, so to anyone who has helped me along the way, thank you for all your support!

It's a huge relief to have passed the CFE. I would like to thank God for the strength and ability He's given me to finish. I'd also like to thank my wife and kids and my parents for all their support.
I would have to say friends and family who stood by me and heard me whine right up the last day before we received our marks: “Thank you!”
It’s a huge weight off my chest and I can’t wait to see what other challenges lay ahead. Thanks to all my friends and family for supporting me and putting up with me over the grueling two months in preparation for the CFE.

It's a load off the shoulders to have passed the CFE. From going straight from university and diving into the CPA and going through the modules, it seemed never ending. However, I am happy with the end result and am thinking about what a nice break that I will have until I get the itch to learn something again. Also, having passed the CFE during some unique circumstances definitely makes it more memorable.

I would like to especially thank my family for supporting me through the process of getting the designation, as there were plenty of home-cooked dinners and late nights to ensure that I received all the study time that I required. I'd also like to thank the firm for giving me as much support and time off as I needed for my studies. Everyone was very understanding at how much I wanted to pass each and every one of my exams. Lastly, I'd like to thank my friends for keeping me sane during my studies and ensuring that I had some social time in between the work and schooling.

Having passed the CFE I feel an overwhelming sense of success and accomplishment. All the hard work and dedication was well worth it, and I am looking forward my future as a CPA. I would like to thank my husband and children for going through this journey with me. They motivated me to pursue my designation and I dedicate my success to them.
This achievement is very remarkable. I am truly grateful and humbled for passing the CFE during these uncertain times. Thank you to my parents—mommy, Arlene and daddy, Boyet—for all your unwavering support. To my sisters, Arrianne, Karen, and Dana, and to my brother, Janssen, thank you all for the encouragement and for being there all the time. I am thankful for my CPA mentors, partners, managers, and co-workers for the support and guidance.

Passing the CFE is a very rewarding experience. It improved my confidence and gave me a better sense of career direction. It was an amazing feeling to reap the fruit of not only my own sacrifices, but my husband’s, too.

My heartfelt gratitude to all the support and encouragement I received from friends, my bosses and colleagues at Cadillac Fairview, and everyone I met who inspired me to keep going.

Finally, a million “thank yous” to my husband and my family who are always there to support me and to lift my spirit when I feel like giving up.

Truly a milestone I will always be proud of!

I want to thank my husband for his support and love. He took really good care of our son while I had to study. He unconditionally supported me all the way through my journey through the PEP program.

All the words in the world can't describe my feelings today! It was a mix of happiness, joy, proud and relief! All the long nights, exam stress and lost vacation time paid off when I saw my name in the list today! It was absolutely worth it!

I would like to send a special thank you to my boss Angela Martens. You're such a good role model for me! You always believe in me, inspire me and have my back. Special thank you to Randy Watt for always being there for me, for your endless support and motivation. I wouldn't have survived this without your hilarious sense of humor. Special thank you to all our Corporate Finance Team at ClearStream Energy Services Inc.. You guys rock! Special thank you to my CPA mentor, Festus Abiodun Adebisi CPA, CGA, MBA, CFA, CFE, ACIB And finally, a special thank you to my dear husband, Luis Eduardo Castellano Brunetti, who has never had doubts in me, not for a single second!

This was a big milestone that I wouldn't have achieved without all of you. My heart goes out to all 2020 CFE writers! You guys are heroes!

Passing the CFE feels amazing. It is the best feeling in the world.

I would like to thank my family, friends, colleagues at AutoCanada, and the person who listened to my complaints the most throughout this journey.

It feels surreal, this has been the exam I have been preparing for since I knew I wanted to be an accountant at 15. It’s a mental marathon and a milestone I am happy to have behind me. All my professional and educational decisions have led to this point. There’s a little bit of uncertainty after passing, but It’s exciting to see where my life is going to go now and what my new goals are going to be going forward. I’m excited to learn more about myself now that I have the free time to think less about the CFE and more hobbies and other interests!

I have so many people to thank during this whole process, from some of my high school teachers to friends and professors through university, and friends I made during the modules. However, there are a few people that deserve a special shout out.

The first is my amazing husband, Colin Chambers. We got married after Core 2, and he was a true blessing during the final months leading up to the CFE. I cannot have imagined making it through any of this without him by my side making sure everything else in my life was easy and stress free. A couple of times, he would see how stressed and overworked I was getting and he would pull me away to go out and hit a patio and relax in the sunshine. He was my emotional rock and leading up to September I needed that rock more than anything to help me keep my head on!

I would also like to thank my mom and dad, Brian and Myra Penberthy. Without their guidance through all my educational experience and their constant support, I wouldn’t have made it through university, let alone pass the CFE! When I would come to them stressed out and breaking down, they would always give me the courage and support to put myself back together. During the last few months of studying, I could always call them up and they would be a pleasant voice to talk to and distract me from the overwhelming stress. They have always challenged and pushed me, and even though I would have insecurities and doubts about passing or failing, their confidence in me would be enough to silence those doubts in my head!

Finally, I would like to thank my current employer, Lenzin & Associates LLP! They were always in my corner cheering me on and made sure to give me supports wherever they could. Without them creating such a positive work environment, I would never have had the motivation to go home and study. I was the only one in the firm writing and they still managed to give a little work party during the COVID restrictions. I couldn’t have imagined a better firm, partners, or coworkers to get through the CFE with. I’ve had a pretty great support system, and I’m thankful to everyone in my corner.

Passing the CFE is a huge relief and accomplishment and I’m excited to continue on with my career.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank my family for their endless support and always believing in me. Mom, Dad, Jeremy and Elizabeth: you were instrumental in helping me manage my stress and I couldn’t have done it without you. I’d also like to thank my mentor, Shannon Broderson. CPA, CA, for her help and guidance along the way. Finally, I want to thank Everett Duerksen, CPA, CA; Bryan Machacek, CPA, CA; and all the rest of my team members at EJD|Machacek LLP for their continued encouragement and support throughout this journey.

I am proud of my achievement. I also feel great and relieved that I do not need to give my summertime to prepare for the CFE and so have more time to be with my son.

I would like to thank my 13-year-old son. He understood that mommy needed to prepare for the CFE, and that he needed to take care of himself as much as possible.

I would also like to thank the partners at the firm—Fraser, Kal and Sukh—for the financial support by paying my tuition fees. They are very supportive and redirected assignments to my co-workers to ensure I had sufficient time to prepare for CFE. Special thanks to Fraser for mentoring me through the program.

Passing the CFE feels terrific; when I realized I passed I was so relieved, and I thought “I don't need to repeat”. It is fantastic! It took lots of work and sleepless nights, but worth the effort and hard work.

I would like to thank my family for their support, especially from my kids and my husband. I also am thankful for the guidance from my mentors and the cheers and encouragement from my mentors, friends, and co-workers. I still need to fulfill the PER as in the past two years, I didn't work. I still have a long way to go, but I am glad that I finished two-thirds of my CPA journey.

Ever since I enrolled in the CPA program, I would close my eyes and picture the moment of finding out I passed the CFE. I would tear up thinking about it. Passing the CFE made me feel like I can conquer the world, made me feel the sky is the limit, made me believe I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. It has definitely increased my confidence. Passing the CFE is just the beginning of the journey.

I would like to thank my husband for supporting me throughout the CPA program, for his support with taking care of our kids through my studying process. To my parents, thank you for believing in me and for your continuous support and motivation.

It feels amazing to have passed the CFE and be one step closer to being able to call myself a CPA. This has been a huge goal for me ever since I declared accounting as my major in university.

I would like to thank my family who have had to put up with me for the last two years complaining and talking about the CPA program and going through it. I would also like to thank my friends and girlfriend who have not only been the mental support for me during this period but also helped and guided me through this process time and time again.

Such a great pleasure and relief passing the CFE. I'm excited to enter into the next page of my career. I wouldn't have achieved this without the support of my family, friends, and my workplace!
I would like to thank my mom, dad, and brother for their never-ending support; I wouldn’t have made it this far without them. I also wouldn’t have accomplished this as easily without my best friends Jordan and Melika, who studied with me the entire way through the CPA program and always got me to put in that extra half hour of studying when I was ready to call it a day. I also need to thank my CFE coach, Pradeesh, who talked me through my moments of doubt and provided me with invaluable advice and feedback. And last, but not least, I have to thank my CFE study group, Sam and Amnit, for their friendship, motivation, and getting us across that finish line.

I feel blessed to have passed the CFE amidst a pandemic and am excited for the opportunities and challenges that come from it.

My journey to the CPA designation would not be possible without the unending love and support from my parents, which I am very grateful for. I would also like to thank my extended family, friends, mentors, and colleagues for their encouragement along the way. This support system that I have is truly a blessing and I share this success with all of them.

Passing the CFE is like a dream come true...I felt like all of the hard work had paid off when I saw my name on the list of successful candidates on the CPA website.

A big thank you to my husband, Nick, and both of our families, who give me endless love, support, and always have had my back. Also, thanks to my dog Sunny for her endless hugs and my study group for our weekly meetings. I would also like to extend a big thank you to my boss (who is also my mentor), my company, and my colleagues for all their help and support. I could not be happier with this achievement! I could not have been successful without those who are in my life

I would like to thank my friends, my family, and my coworkers for their continued assistance and support along this journey. It is one thing I could always count on. You showed me patience, guidance, and motivation whenever the situation arose. Thank you for supporting me wholeheartedly.
Passing the CFE was definitely a material accomplishment for me. It was truly a gratifying moment seeing the culmination of all my hard work, dedication, and perseverance come to fruition. Good luck to all the future writers!

I feel wonderful after having passed! Looking up my candidate number on the morning grades were released was nerve wracking to say the least but seeing my number on the list brought an immediate sense of relief and a massive weight was lifted from my shoulders. I am glad to be one step closer to putting CPA behind my name, but really, I'm just happy that evenings now belong to me rather than assignments and study.

I would first like to thank my wife for being my rock and support and for allowing me to stay late at the office to study while she took care of our two young children. I could not have completed this program without her love and support.

I thank my accounting firm, MNP, including coworkers, managers, and partners, but especially my mentors Nicole Chin and Shauna Barr: Nicole for her guidance on how to address problems using the CPA way and for helping me realize I know more than I think, and Shauna for her career advice and our many performance meetings.

I also want to thank my family, including my children, parents, and in-laws, for helping to support my decision to become a CPA. I thank them for their advice and for helping my wife, as I was busy with work and assignments.

I am truly grateful and relieved to have successfully passed the CFE. I look forward to applying what I have learned in the practical, real life environment.

I would like to express appreciation for the support I received from my colleagues at KPMG, my study group, my family and my friends. These groups of individuals have had an immense impact on helping me achieve this milestone, and I owe them a big thank you.

Passing feels like a massive weight is off my chest. Getting the pass on the CFE is very validating from a personal perspective because you know that all those hours spent and missed camping trips and wing nights were worth it. Passing the CFE has given me a confidence boost that I will carry with me for my career.

I would like to thank my wife, April. There were so many times where I just felt exhausted and done with studying. She would always talk me through it and help me find the energy to push through. I also want to thank my closest friends and family, especially my parents, who raised me with the work ethic to focus during this journey and for providing emotional support to help raise my confidence. During CFE preparation, it is very easy to get down on yourself; having a positive support group to help you believe in yourself is very important.

I feel a great deal of pride for passing CFE in my first attempt, and I also feel a great deal of joy knowing that all the hard work has finally allowed me to achieve my goal.

The biggest feeling of passing is relief. I am definitely more relaxed knowing that I don't have to do that again.

A big thank you goes out to my study group, Christopher Maraguinot and Vitalie Maimescul, for keeping me responsible, marking my practice cases, and bearing the brunt of my study complaints. I'd also like to thank Fong-Yee Tsai, who has been supporting me in obtaining my CPA designation from the start of my journey.

A special thank you goes to my friend Grace for letting me stay in her home to me so that I had a safe and quiet place to study.

I am an Indian CA and so was required to only pass the CFE to get my CPA designation. Studying after a gap of 15-16 years was not something easy to do. But given Covid-19, my husband and I took this challenge together. With each other's support, we registered in March and were both successful. It was a moment of joy and time for a double celebration: two CPAs in the family :) It was definitely something positive in 2020: the pandemic gave us the opportunity to take this challenge and glad we could pass in our first attempt. Hardwork and dedication pays off!!

The list is long :) I would like to thank my family who supported me as I completely disconnected myself from everything and immersed into studies. I also thank my husband who studied along with me for the days and nights we spent together discussing cases. As well, thanks to Deloitte, without which I would never have been able to understand how the exam works and to straight appear for Capstone 2 with no background knowledge and to all my friends who prayed for my continued success!!!

I would like to thank my family, my husband, my two girls and my parents for all the love, support and understanding throughout this long, challenging but fulfilling journey. To my cap 1 groupmates and study buddies, thank u for sharing your knowledge...and lastly, to God be the glory!

The day I passed the CFE was truly one of the most unforgettable days of my life. I recall being awake from 2AM waiting for the clock to strike 8AM. Now that it is behind me, I feel like the possibilities are endless, and I have already started reaping the benefits of being a CPA.

First and foremost I thank God for giving me the strength to overcome all the challenges faced in the path to become a CPA. I owe a HUGE THANK YOU to my loving wife Katherine and my son Kayin. They have been supportive from day one when I embarked on this journey and have been my pillar of strength especially when faced with stress and uncertainty. I would also like to thank my parents who cheered me on along the way, always encouraging me and driving me to do more and never give up. Finally, I would like to thank my mentor, Farooq Ahmed and my teammates at Insight Canada who supported me throughout the past two years.

It feels awesome and like a final release to pass CFE. I’d like to thank my husband and my in-laws for taking care of the kids while I prepared for the exam. I’d like to thank my two wonderful boys who always told me: “Mommy, I have faith in you! You can do it!”
I would like to thank my family, fiancé, friends, mentor, and employer for their unconditional support during my journey to the CPA designation. I couldn't have done it without their everyday support and positive thoughts. It was also a great experience being able to go through the CPA modules and study/write the CFE with close friends. We were able to support one another through the whole process and I couldn't have done it without them.

It feels really amazing to become a designated accountant all over again after almost 14 years. I am an Indian CA, qualified in 2006. To restart study after a gap of more than 12 years was quite a challenging task.

I would like to thank my wife, whose rock-solid support all along was the backbone of my confidence. Her constant motivation kept me focused all the time. Also, thanks to my children (daughter Radha, 11-years-old and son Arjun, four-years-old); without their support and patience it would have been simply impossible for me to achieve this milestone in my professional life.

I would first and foremost like to thank my two boys who were the most loving, patient, and helpful children anyone could have asked for throughout the five years of studying. I thank my parents for their unwavering belief in me and their encouragement to continue when I doubted myself. Last, but not least, I had the world's largest cheerleading squad in my extended family, friends, and colleagues without whose understanding and support I could not have achieved success.

The feeling of passing the CFE is one of accomplishment. It feels surreal and knowing that all the hard work, long hours of finishing assignments, and exams has finally come to a close is one of the best feelings!

First, I would like to thank my parents. They have been there since day one supporting me in anything I pursued and helped by everything from preparing meals to making sure everything I needed in order to succeed was provided. Next, I’d like to thank my fiancé who has been there through it all. Through the ups and the downs, he has been my number one cheerleader!

I've always loved learning in the classroom and going to school, so when I signed up for the program I thought going back to school would be fun—it really wasn't. It was hard, stressful, and treacherous. That being said, it was incredibly rewarding to pass the CFE as I have never written an exam like that before that I felt was so difficult. It is amazing what your mind and body can do when put in these situations and I believe that preparing and writing the CFE really showed me what I can do.

I am very thankful to have a lovely support group in my life. Thanks, Mom, for supporting me through my program and giving me motivation to pursue my designation. I wouldn't stand where I am today without my mom, because she has always been in my corner and my number 1 fan no matter the situation. Thanks, David, for always being there for me and loving me even when I was an angry troll in the study dungeon, always serving me coffee and snacks in said dungeon and absorbing so much of my stress. Lots of love to my friends always encouraging me and keeping my spirits high when I felt like I bombed an exam, as well as for the celebrations after every passed exam. I am very thankful to my employer for giving me the time off to write my exams and for the interest in my development. Thank you to all the pho restaurants I hit up before an exam: I believe nothing calms the spirit more than a steaming hot bowl of soup and noodles—prove me wrong. Lastly, shout out to my smelly dog, Oscar for all the cuddles and lap warming during study sessions.

Passing was so rewarding and the greatest feeling ever. It still feels unreal to this point. I am sincerely grateful to my spouse, Joselle for the tenacious support and for always pushing me forward during those difficult times. Thank you, my work family: Neel, Ria and Roberta, for all the support and accommodations.
It feels amazing to have passed the CFE when the world is in such upside-down times. It is truly a testament to my family and friends for helping during this time. I feel grateful for everyone’s love and support and I cannot wait to complete my experience and be able to call myself a CPA.

I would say the biggest emotion I felt was relief once I saw that I passed. You put so much time, work and effort leading up to the CFE that there is a lot of internal pressure you put on yourself to pass. Once I saw my student id number, it was just a huge weight off my shoulders.

I would like to thank my wife, Rachelle, for her constant love and encouragement. My kids: Colton, Asher and Emry, for their unending faith in me. My work, Christian Credit Union and specifically my boss John Veldkamp, for encouraging to embark on this journey and supporting me through it. Lastly my mentor, Loretta Monsma, for her wise words and council.

I feel accomplished and excited to embark on this new journey as a CPA. I would like to thank my family for their support and providing me with the right steps to achieve success, and I would also like to thank my partner for always being there for me (including making me food while I studied).
Passing the CFE is a milestone that has brightened up my 2020.

How does it feel to have passed the CFE? Elated. Incredible. I still really have not come up with the appropriate words to describe it.

First and foremost, I would like to thank my husband, Chris who has been my cheerleader throughout this whole process. Also, my son, James who respectively stayed in bed after bedtime to give me much-needed study time. Since passing he has not stayed in bed once. They both have been my rock and put up with my limited presence for the last three years.

Equally important is my mentor, Rochelle, who has not wavered in her belief in me. It makes a world of difference to have someone on your side who knows you can do this, especially in the times you have lost sight of your own belief.

Finally, I thank all my past and present colleagues and superiors. I have grown and learned with each opportunity I have been afforded and strived to learn something from each of them. They have all contributed to my success this past September.

A huge thank you to my family, friends, coworkers, and ATCO for all the support throughout my CPA journey.

It feels amazing when six years of hard work gets paid off. I feel accomplished, along with feeling more confident. The year 2020 had its own challenges but being able to achieve such a big milestone makes it memorable.

The process is not easy but I'm so lucky to have an amazing support system. I would like to thank my parents, my in-laws, my sister, my study partner, and my employer for encouraging me and for supporting me throughout my journey. I would like to specially thank my husband and both my boys for being so supportive, without which I would not be able to have achieved what I have today. I would like to also thank Calgary Public Library for being able to provide a safe environment to study even during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I can't even begin to express the joy, excitement, and relief that it feels to have passed the CFE in 2020! It has taken two years of sacrificed personal time, long evenings studying, and hard work, all of which felt like it would never end. To finally be on the other side brings me a sense of accomplishment and relief that I have never felt before and is a feeling that is difficult to explain. Writing and passing this challenging exam in any year is a feat on its own, but the additional challenges brought by COVID-19 this year makes passing all the more rewarding. I'm excited to see where my career as a CPA will take me!

There are so many people who have helped me to be successful on my journey to pass the CFE and become a CPA. I want to thank my parents, Graham and Patricia Giffen, for their encouragement and support; my CFE mentor, Melissa Francis for helping me throughout my CFE journey; and my colleagues from MNP who taught me so much and volunteered their time to mark practice cases and provide guidance. Specifically, I would like to thank Marissa Mooney, Shauna Horkey, Annette Arcand, Katherina Richard, Chantille Mitchell, Travis Ulliac, Quenton Zalazar, Adam Dawe, and Ian Meier, although I am probably forgetting more than a few names!

Passing the CFE was the best thing to happen to me in 2020! In spite of the challenges caused by COVID-19, I feel thrilled to have completed the two-year journey where I have learned lots and made a lot more friends along the way.

A BIG thanks to my mom, dad, and sister for always being there for me, giving me mental support during the stressful period. The work-life balance at work helped big time with my CFE exam prep so I would like to share my gratitude for that. The walks with friends kept me active and healthy, so a big appreciation to my friends (study buddies and work-out buddies :))—I couldn't have achieved this without all of you. Love you guys so much and God bless us all!

I felt like I won the lottery when I knew that I had passed the CFE. I was literally jumping for joy, considering the uncertainties for 2020 due to the pandemic. I'm so happy hearing the positive results. Passing the CFE definitely was the highlight of my year!
I'd like to thank my parents for their unconditional faith in me, my boyfriend for being a shoulder to cry on, and lastly my friends for not letting me be stressed alone.

It was such a huge relief to see my candidate number on the successful list. I actually jumped for joy. I have had this incredible feeling of accomplishment ever since. It is a huge weight off the shoulders, and I can now look forward to other parts of my life that had to be put on hold.

I would like to thank my CPA mentor, Ryan Allers; my girlfriend, Sokun Om; and my mother, Marvleen Hamilton.

It feels great [to have passed the CFE]! I feel like I've moved a mountain from above me and now I stand on top of it.

I'd like to thank my entire family for having the motivational chats with me along the journey. I'd like to specially recognize the hard work and effort my wife put in by taking care of my kids and putting them to bed while I grinded out the assignments by working the midnight oil. Speaking of oil, I loved all those burgers, fried and other oily Pakistani food my wife kept me well fed with so all I could think about was CPA!!

I'd also like to give a special thanks to my entire family and friends for their continued prayers and support. I'd like to recognize my mentor Dan Small for his unwavering support throughout the journey. He kept on motivating me in his own unique way and provided me with time-off whenever needed without question.

Passing the CFE gave me a great sense of achievement. I have passed a very difficult test. The years of sacrifice having to put many hours of studying from PREP to PEP then the CFE, instead of enjoying time with my family, made passing the CFE sweeter and was also a relief. It is a sweet success as it proves that I am one of the noteworthy accountants in Canada, and a relief as now I can have more quality time for my kids. Passing the CFE is a dream come true!

I would like to thank my family for their support and patience during my CPA designation journey, especially to my husband and mother who were always ready to give me a helping hand with the kids. My husband painstakingly had to be both the father and mother most of the time, especially during Capstone 2 until the CFE. I would also like to acknowledge the support I got from my study buddies, thank you for the constructive criticism and for marking my case responses. I also want to thank ClearStream for the financial support and understanding given me during the CFE review. Above all, I would like to thank the God Almighty, for giving me the strength and endurance to succeed.

How does it feel to pass CFE? It feels like freedom—freedom to fly as high as I want, in any direction I want. It feels rewarding—all the years that I’ve spent working up to get the CPA designation, high school, diplomas, a degree, it’s all worth it. It feels like a possession and pride—something I’ll carry along with my name.

I want to thank many people, but foremost my parents who gave me an opportunity to immigrate to Canada by sacrificing their lifestyle so that I could have a better future and education. I would want to thank my girlfriend, who kept up with my schedule and mood swings during my CFE journey (haha). I also want to thank my twin brother who always kept pushing me through all my failures. I would want to thank all my friends and my employers who made sure I had a good work-life balance and provided me with practical technical experience. I would also want to thank both my grandparents, who would be so proud of me if they were still alive: this one is for you! I hope I am making you proud.

I would like to thank all my colleagues and friends at GT LLP who have supported me throughout the program. Specifically, my study buddies: Laura, Ryan and Jessica, as well as my ever-supportive CFE Coach Eric. And, last but not least, my friends, family, and amazing fiancé who have been my cheering section the entire way through. My most sincere thanks as I could have never achieved this without all the help I received.
I am very proud to have successfully challenged the 2020 CFE. The road to getting here was full of obstacles (including a pandemic) and I do not doubt that much of my success is due to the endless support from my family. Thank you to my husband and our two children for understanding the purpose behind my studies and the many sacrifices that were made to reach this goal. My only hope is that I am a mom and woman you can be proud of. I love you.

Passing the CFE was very fulfilling! It was a great way to wrap up my 2020.

I would like to thank all my friends and family for feeding me and keeping me sane, as well as my study group and coworkers at PwC who held me accountable and guided me through all my studies.

I would like to thank my dad and sister for their support during my journey to the CPA designation.

During PEP, I felt like I had unfinished business even between courses. But now I can finally say it is over, which is a great feeling. Also, I am feeling accomplished and definitely learned a lot through the journey—not just accounting but life lessons as well!

I would like to thank Nick—my partner and the best study buddy—and my bestie, Melissa.

It’s funny because I kept telling myself prior to the CFE that ‘If I pass the CFE this year, I AM DONE! I would never want to see and touch a book ever again in my life! That’s it!.’ But a couple of months after the results are out, I have started thinking about expanding my skill set and acquiring, perhaps, another professional designation down the road. To me, that is the one big realization after passing the CFE: I have gained the confidence and the feeling of wanting more; after all, it has now opened the floodgates of opportunities.

The first few moments after learning I had passed the CFE, it definitely felt like I was on cloud nine. While I was soaking it all up, I have thought about my two-year journey with the CPA PEP, from meeting new people to developing friendships and ultimately becoming study buddies and all the ‘ups and downs;’ the journey of achieving a long-term goal is really the reward. I feel like I am a very different person now than when I enrolled in the CPA PEP two years ago. It was a steep learning curve from the university classrooms to the CPA modules and ultimately the CFE. I thought about all the valuable life experiences and lessons I have gained over the last two years throughout this difficult and very rewarding journey.

This has been the toughest and most rewarding journey I have ever done to date. Throughout this journey, there are a lot of people who supported me through ‘ups and downs’ and for that I am thankful. They have always had my back, but I would like to give few shout-outs to a select special group of people who are dear to me.

My mom: Being a single mom was never easy for her and she had sacrificed a lot for me to have a much better life. And now, throughout one of the most challenging yet most satisfying milestones of my life to date, her support and her knack to keep me motivated has been very instrumental to my success. I also still remember the countless nights and days whenever stress had become overwhelming that she was always there not only to get me my favorite latte but also to remind me to take it easy! She’s my favorite superhero. Passing the CFE and ultimately getting my CPA designation are my own ways to validate her sacrifices.

My friends and hike buddies: I’m very appreciative of their presence and support whenever I needed to release the stress from studying. Hiking with them every weekend throughout the summer was my secret weapon for the CFE because it prevented me from burning out and helped keep my sanity and mental health in check.

My co-workers and CPA mentor/manager: My biggest appreciation for my coworkers and my mentor was their willingness to provide unsolicited advice, which was also instrumental for passing the CFE. In addition to undertaking some of my workloads to cover for the days I was off from work to study, they also took the time to mark and provide valuable feedback to my practice case responses. Furthermore, I am very appreciative of their willingness to hone my skills and help me acquire key professional skills expected from a competent CPA and become the best version of myself, personally and professionally.

And, last but never the least, for everything He has done, all the praise and glory to the Bigman Himself, Jesus

It feels like a huge milestone has been completed and I can finally close this chapter of my life.

The CFE requires a significant amount of time, discipline, and dedication—an experience shared by every CPA. The day the results were released, I was nervous. When I found my candidate number, I was in disbelief, thinking I was there by error. I sent my candidate number to a friend to double check. To this day, I still remember the feelings of shock and joy, and the biggest sense of relief. I have been told by many to “Enjoy the Moment.” It has been a few months and I am still enjoying it.

To paraphrase an old saying, “no man is an island.” I would like to express my appreciation to those who stood with me providing support. I would like to express my immense gratitude to my family and friends. You didn’t see me much during my time in this program, yet you provided me with endless encouragement and understanding.

I also thank my mentor, Donna Malone, for being available to guide me through this journey. A great thank you to the management at DGS Construction for their support from the beginning to the end. Finally, to my friend Sandra K., words cannot express my gratitude. We shared this experience together. To all my colleagues that have also passed the CFE, remember this represents a building block for the rest of our careers.

Passing the CFE feels AMAZING! It felt like the entire journey took so long, but also so short at the same time.

I would like to thank my favourite human being in the world, my husband (then-fiancé), who inspired me to pursue the designation and kept me healthy both mentally and physically for the entire journey.

I feel proud and extremely happy to have been able to achieve this exciting milestone. I’m thankful to Almighty God, my parents, and my fiancé for this success.

I feel absolutely amazing and relieved after passing the CFE, as I had not written any kind of exam since 2014. My CPA journey was full of ups and downs due to various elements, right from a mix-up in my CFE registration to facing the possibility of my preparation leaves being denied at my workplace to losing all motivation to study during the preparation leaves. However, now that I have passed the CFE, I already feel much more confident about my technical knowledge and my ability to work.

I would like to thank my wife Shreya Garg and my friend/mentor Shiva Agarwal for their never-ending support. Shreya was the one who motivated me not to give up when I lost my motivation during the preparation leaves and that's what got me back in the saddle. Shiva was there to provide all the information I needed right from my admission to the CPA program to clearing my doubts with regards to the concepts where I was getting stuck. Safe to say that I would not have passed the CFE without their support.

I feel like a weight lifted off my shoulders; what will I do with all my spare time now?

It feels surreal and overwhelming to pass the exams. I am just very happy that my hard work has finally paid off.

I would like to thank my supportive husband and kids. In addition, I would like to thank my manager for his support and mentorship during the last five years working with me.

I felt unreal when I checked my results. At the same time, I felt proud, relieved, and thankful.

I would like to thank my husband for encouraging me all the time and making me feel that I can do it. As well, I thank my mom for all the support by cooking for my family and taking care of my kids. And last, but not least, my kids, my partners at work, colleagues, my brother, and my sister-in-law for believing in me.

I feel so proud of myself for passing the CFE. It’s one of my greatest achievement in life. I started this CPA journey from module 1 as a CPA PREP student. It’s hard to believe I have reached the finish line. I am thankful to my husband, my mother-in-law, and my parents for their support and motivation throughout my CPA program.

Passing the CFE provided the greatest satisfaction. The journey to be well educated that I started upon arriving in Canada ended at the greatest destination I could imagine. The hard work I put into this was definitely worth it. I learned, built many new skills, and met many new people during this course, which has a tremendous impact on who I am today. I do feel more confident as a professional. Studying for the CFE was challenging, however very fascinating at the same time. I pulled off midnight study sessions with passion. At the end, I am relieved that I passed, and that there is no more studying! Finally, I feel very proud to have passed the CFE!

First and foremost, I would like to thank God and my parents! I do believe there is something that always has my back and keeps me strong so I can achieve my goals. I have always had huge support from my parents and friends. I was not only fulfilling my own ambition, but also my parents’ dream as well, and they are very proud of me! Also, the biggest gratitude to Richard Ouellette, Johnny Kwong, Stephanie Bergeron, and the whole KWB team for supporting me in this journey. They have always encouraged me and motivated me during all my nervous breakdowns.

I would like to thank my husband and best friend, John Kennedy, for his support. He has always been there for me, offering encouragement every step of the way. I truly don’t think that I could have done this without him.

It feels exhilarating to know all the hard work and dedication put in has paid off.

I'd love to thank my fellow students who have been on this journey with me from the start, my family and friends for supporting me through the long study hours, and my work for giving me the opportunity to become a CPA and supporting me through the process.

For me, there isn’t one word that can describe how I felt when I checked the results and saw that I passed the CFE. It was a combination of relief, excitement, shock, and disbelief. It took a couple of weeks to truly sink in that I had cleared the CFE (and that, too, in a pandemic). Overall, it was a humbling experience and passing the CFE marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

I am incredibly grateful for the continuous support and encouragement received from family, friends, mentors, and co-workers as I worked towards the CPA designation. I would especially like to thank my mom for being my biggest supporter as well as my toughest critic on this journey; my mentor for his encouragement, good wishes and for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself; and my co-workers (and friends) for always reminding me that "I got this".

It feels amazing to pass the CFE, as this is such a major milestone. This was all possible due to the support of my family, friends, and firm, as they were extremely supportive and helpful through the process.

First of all, I would like to thank the CPA Western School of Business and CPA Alberta teams for their immense support during Capstone 2 and the three days of CFE exams.

I am really excited and happy to have successfully cleared the CFE and earned one of the most prestigious designations in Canada. I positively look forward towards achieving my career goals and adding value to the society using my skills and experience. I dedicate my success to my family, friends, mentors, and colleagues at work. Being an international student, the journey of CFE was a little different; moreover, in COVID 19 situation everything was unpredictable, including our CFE exams schedules. However, I am happy that I could effectively utilize this challenging time in reaching one step further towards my goal of becoming a CPA.

Passing the CFE is a huge relief and I am full of happiness! I thank my family and friends for their support during the program and my employers for the valuable experience.

Passing the CFE felt and still feels euphoric to me. The effort and all the hours I had put into my studies and preparation had come to a happy conclusion. The CFE tests your stamina as well as your knowledge and I was extremely relieved to achieve a passing profile.

I sincerely appreciate the tenacious support of my family, friends, the partners and leaders from my firm, as well as Kevin Copeland.

I would like to thank my wife for being a supportive influence. Her patience and dedication knew no bounds with the numerous hours I spent preparing for the CFE. I am grateful to have my two young children who have supported me emotionally throughout.

A special thank you to my mom: Mom, your support has helped me to complete this accomplishment and I am grateful for all you have done. Thank you for believing in me. I would also like to thank my dad, sister, as well as my uncle John, who resides in the U.K., for all the support throughput the years.

My work at KMSS has helped me to develop my technical and enabling skills, which was key to my success in the CPA program. I would like to give a big thank you to KMSS LLP for pushing me to be the best accountant that I can be, the partners for providing me with their support, as well as my mentor Scott Reinarz and my CFE mentors Brynn Geake, Scott Southwood and Hannah Wong for their mentorship and guidance.

Lastly, I would like to thank the CPA profession for providing a safe exam environment in the midst of the global pandemic.

I look forward to beginning my professional career and being a part of this profession for years to come.

I feel extremely honored and pleased to have passed the CFE. I am very excited for my future and the opportunities that the designation provides!

I would like to thank my family, friends, CFE mentor & coworkers for all the support and encouragement they have provided along the way!

I am still in disbelief that I passed the CFE. Over the course of the CPA program, there are sacrifices made in order to achieve success, and, overall, I feel relieved that it is over.

I would like to thank my family, friends, and girlfriend who supported me during the times I dropped everything to study for CPA. I would also like to thank my present and pass mentors who has given me helpful advice and are continuing to help me grow in my career.

How do I feel passing the CFE? Honestly, I still can’t believe that I made it this far. I still feel like I’m on “Cloud 9” and I’m still experiencing tears of joy. My childhood dream that I carried throughout the years has happened. It’s actually much better than I had hoped for as I passed the exams here in Canada instead of my home country, the Philippines.

There are five people that suffered the most during my study period: Dad, Mom, Mia, Noel and Joseph (my family and husband). They made sure I didn’t have to worry about anything, so that I could focus on studying. I also thank my work family: Brian, Ken, Sonia, Sam and Denise and Moriyama Wolsey LLP for their support, especially during the time I took time off to study. Last but not the least, I thank God for His guidance on this journey. I honestly believe I would have passed any of the exams without Him.

I feel incredibly proud to have passed the CFE. The journey was long and hard, filled with times of frustration and doubt. Pushing through all those difficult moments and succeeding in the end made me realize what I was truly capable of.

I'd like to thank my family for all their support, homemade dinners, and little acts of kindness over the last few years that contributed to my success. I'd also like to send out a special thanks to my mentor, Ken. His advice and guidance were instrumental to me completing my CPA journey. Finally, thank you to all my co-workers who encouraged me to push through those lose long workdays after staying up late studying. I couldn't have done it without you all.

I am elated to have completed this CPA journey. I feel relieved, as I can finally get some much-needed sleep, watch TV, and most of all spend time with my family. I am looking forward to where this next phase will take me.

My first thanks go to God who has strengthened me for the journey. A big shout out to my husband and kids, who tried to be patient and understanding in those moments when I could not give them my undivided attention. Thanks to my mentor, Tim Gilchrist; my manager, Farha Kharadi; and colleagues at Givens LLP who supported and believed in me when I was doubting myself. I will never forget the learning experiences that have assisted in my passing of the module exams and CFE.

The feeling upon passing is surreal. It has brought the biggest sense of accomplishment when looking back at the countless hours of studying.

I want to thank my family and friends who have provided endless support and encouragement throughout. I am also very grateful for my firm and colleagues who have provided me the opportunity and the tools to be successful.

It felt amazing to see that I had passed the CFE. I saw a very bright future that was made possible by passing this grueling exam—one that I had put so much time and energy into.

I would like to thank my CFE mentor, Crystal Ou-Yeung, for all her support throughout the process. I would also like to thank my CFE study group, Eryn Orysiuk and Paul Elson, for always challenging me throughout our studies.

It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Passing the CFE allowed me to see that all the hard work I put into studying, not just for the CFE but for all my modules and module exams, has paid off.

First, I would like to thank my fiancé, Darby, who has been my rock throughout my whole CPA journey. I would also like to thank my parents and my sister for always being there for me during my CPA journey and for helping me take my mind off studying when I needed a break. Finally, I would like to thank my co-workers who helped me along the way with my CPA studies and always gave me words of encouragement.

Passing the CFE feels amazing! No more exams and no more stress! I still can't believe I am actually done for good.

I would like to thank BDO Edmonton, my family, and my fiancé for putting up with me and constantly dragging me out of the abyss of low self-esteem!

It feels like two years' worth of burden has been lifted from my shoulder. I am so happy and excited to be finally done studying and practicing case writing. I feel like I have all the free time in the world now and can start things I had to put on hold, such as learning violin.

I would like to thank my boyfriend Ondra for supporting me. Whenever I studied at the café, he would always be open to drive there as well and keep me company as I did my CPA homework/studies. He would also have a drink ready for me if he were there early.

Passing is honestly a huge weight off my shoulders. You don't realize until after you're done how long the journey has been. From high school to undergrad to CPA PEP and now passing the CFE, it's been a long journey with a lot of work, but totally worth it.

I would like to thank my family for their support throughout my journey and for helping me get to where I am today and MNP for giving me the opportunity, support, and resources to get to this point. My friends helped keep me sane and were always there to talk about something other than accounting when needed. I also appreciate the support of my educators along the way at MacEwan University and the University of Saskatchewan. Thank you, everyone!

Passing the CFE is a tremendous accomplishment. As a mature student, there were times when ‘life’ certainly got in the way and made you feel like it may be impossible, but I’m grateful that I persevered. Within 72 hours of the releasing of successful candidacy, I had a job offer that I accepted. While I know I’m just beginning my career, it is rewarding to no longer be making student wages. I would like to encourage any other mature candidate who may be pursuing this designation after an initial career to stay focused, get your family on board with the study demands, and to persevere. As someone now on the other side, I can honestly say it is definitely worth it.

I felt awesome when I found my student number in the passing list. All the hard work in the past two years has paid off.

I would like to thank my family, friends, and colleagues for all the support they gave me. And I would like to thank myself for not giving up!

I would like to thank my family, my CPA mentor and my friends for supporting me through this journey.

I feel super happy and excited to have passed!

I want to thank all my families and friends for supporting me during the journey.

I was feeling thankful to have passed the CFE during such a different year. I would love to thank my friends as they would give me a hand whenever I needed it. I also thank my company and my family for their support. I also want to thank myself for such great effort and insistence!

It is such a relief to have passed the CFE! It’s really nice to know that all the work I put into studying was worth it.

I would like to thank my family and friends who put up with all my crazy during the long study weeks. All these amazing people in my life kept me grounded and helped to put me back together when it was feeling like it was too much to handle. I couldn’t have done it without them!

I feel relieved and excited about my success on the 2020 CFE.

I would like to thank my coach at PwC, Shubnit Aurora, and my CFE study partner Mehmet Balibasa. Also, I would like to thank my parents for all the support.

Successfully passing the CFE brought so much joy and pride to me and my family. Ten years ago, I took a CPA Exam back home, passed, was designated, and said to myself never to repeat it again. But here I am, three years after moving to Canada, challenging all the required exams and passing the CFE. I offer this success to my newborn, Wynter. Finally, I want to thank the following for inspiring and supporting me: Marlon, my husband who inspires me all the way; my family, who keeps on praying for me; Benaly, my study buddy whom I shared this experience with since day one; my CFC family for always praying for me; and my Canadian Locators Inc. family for the unending support.

It feels like I have accomplished a huge milestone in my life. I couldn’t be more proud and grateful.

I would like to thank my CFE mentor, Anita Au, my manager and friend, Chloe Kim, as well as my family and friends for supporting me on this journey.

It feels amazing knowing that all the hard work and sacrifices paid off in the end! Eric Chan, we did it!

I would like to thank my friends, family, and the OAG Alberta Office for their support during my CPA designation journey. As well, I would like to specifically thank the following people: My CFE 2020 Study Group (Eric Chan, Carmen Dam, Vitalie Maimescul), CPA Mentor (Ellen Gao), Fong-Yee Tsai, and Shu.