Daniel ManciniA Brock University alumnus is one of just 20 Ontario Chartered Professional Accounting students to land on a prestigious list for his marks on a recent professional accreditation exam.Daniel Mancini made the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario’s honour roll for achieving top marks on this year’s Canada-wide uniform evaluation (UFE).The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses knowledge, professional judgment, ethics and the ability of CPA students to communicate. The UFE is an important component of the CPA qualification program, which includes prescribed education, practical experience and an exam.A St. Catharines resident, Mancini graduated with his bachelor of accounting in June and articles at Durward Jones Barkwell & Company in Niagara Falls. He also won the Outstanding Academic Achievement award, the Award of Excellence for the Bachelor of Accounting and the Business Dean’s Medal at June convocation for having the highest cumulative overall average in the Goodman School of business. Mancini is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.Mancini said he always knew he wanted to have a career in business or accounting.“People told me to start out in accounting and see if it worked out for me,” he said. “I took it in high school, really liked accounting and never looked back.”Ontario had 1,201 of the country’s 3,032 successful UFE writers and captured 20 of 54 National Honour roll spots. The University of Waterloo’s Nicholas Tsai captured the Canada gold medal as the top writer of the UFE in the country.“Congratulations to all of the successful Ontario candidates,” said Rod Barr, president and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. “Qualifying to become a CPA, CA is a very challenging process and the resulting career is rich in rewards and opportunities. I am confident that all of the students will make great contributions in their future careers and will uphold the high standards of the CPA, CA profession.”The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s nearly 37,000 CPAs and 6,000 CPA Students. The organization serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.
09.30am: Minister Leo Varadkar’s before the Transport Committee first thing. They’ll be discussing the forthcoming Transport, Telecommunications and Energy EU Council meeting. Committee Room 4. 5pm:Brian Purcell, the top official at the Department of Justice, faces questions from a panel of TDs and senators today. Purcell had requested not to be questioned about the events surrounding the departure of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, but the Justice Committee has insisted it will ask any questions within its remit. (Committee Room 2) 09.30am: Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore (yes, he’s still the Minister) takes questions pertaining to his Department. 3pm: Statements on the ‘Youth Guarantee’ employment programme, followed at 5pm by work on the second stage of the Companies Bill 2012. The day concludes with members conducting their own version of Topical Issues: Matters on the Adjournment. Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:Dáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click here 2pm: The Ambassador of Nigeria Felix Yusufu Pwol gives an update on the situation in the country to the Committee on Foreign Affairs this afternoon. It comes in the context of the continuing effort to rescue over 200 abducted schoolgirls. Everything else happening in the committees 12.45pm: Senators discuss issues facing the maternity departments at Sligo, Mayo, Letterkenny and Portiuncula hospitals. 1.51pm: Topical Issues: Members raise issues of concern to their constituents and the wider electorate. What issues, you ask? Details will be published here. 10.30am: Work commences in the upper chamber, with the Central Bank Bill 2014 the main focus of the morning. Midday: Leaders Questions: TDs question the Government on all manner of things… Expect plenty of attempted post-election points scoring. 7.30pm: More debate on Mick Wallace’s bill aimed at strengthening the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC) and setting up a new Garda Siochána Independent Board. Everything happening in the Seanad 4.30pm: The Guerin Report is also on the Dáil’s agenda today. Initially set up to investigate a number of allegations of serious garda misconduct made by whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe, the report has now led to a statutory inquiry. TDs have their say on it for three hours this evening. Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Explainer: How does a bill become a law? > 2pm: Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will be before the Justice Committee this afternoon to discuss the effectiveness of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. Committee Room 2. 2pm: Fun times for the Global Taxation sub committee this afternoon. They’ll be discussing “the global corporate/multinational taxation architecture and Ireland’s relationship with that tax architecture”. Committee Room 4. 4pm: There’s a behind-closed-doors meeting of the Dáil’s Procedure and Privileges Committee in Committee Room 2. The Public Service Oversight and Petitions Committee also meets at the same time, in Committee Room 3. Everything else happening in the Dáil WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on 1pm: The Education and Social Protection Committee gets an update on the implementation of the ‘Youth Guarantee’ employment scheme. Committee Room 3.