Schulich Grad is CFE Gold
For the third year in a row, a Schulich graduate has won a Gold Medal for the Common Final Examination (CFE), a key requirement of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Faghya Shafiq (MAcc ’17/BBA ’16) won the Ontario gold this year, and three other Schulich grads joined the National Honour Roll – Kaunain Karmali (MAcc ’17/BBA ’16), Nicholas Hung (BBA ’16) and Karina Roopnarine (BBA ’16).
“The Schulich Master of Accounting prepared me for the CFE by providing the tools and insights I needed to perform successfully,” said Shafiq, who works as a Staff Accountant at Ernst & Young. “All of the courses are predominantly case-based, and allow you to write, and receive independent feedback on CFE-level cases. The best part of the MAcc was definitely being able to build a strong study group for the CFE – we were all instrumental to each other’s success!”
The CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses technical competencies and professional skills, such as critical analysis, decision making, professional judgment, as well as communication and ethics. As part of the MAcc, students complete CPA electives and a CPA capstone project as they fast track through CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program.
“Every year I am proud to see our Schulich graduates on the CFE Honour Roll,” said Professor Marcia Annisette, Director, Master of Accounting Program. “Our results prove it. The MAcc not only successfully prepares our graduates with the case-writing and technical skills required to pass the CFE, importantly as well, it provides them with the intellectual tools and leadership skills that would make them the future thought leaders of the profession.”
To learn more about the Schulich MAcc, visit schulich.yorku.ca/macc.