VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2012) - The Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia (CMA British Columbia) is pleased to announce that West Kootenay's Christine Olesen, CMA was recognized for extraordinary service to the profession at a member recognition event held at the Nelson Fire Hall in Nelson on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
Olesen received her designation 25 years ago in 1987, beginning her career in financial and management accounting at Alcan Aluminum in Ontario before moving to Kitimat, BC. From 1992 to 1997, Olesen was an instructor at Northwest Community College, and later held accounting positions in various municipalities and industries.
Olesen currently works as a Business Consultant for the Interior Health Authority, and is an active member of her community. From 1987 to 1989, Olesen sat on the CMA BC Chapter Board in Kitimat.
"CMAs such as Christine Olesen are among the pioneers of the establishment of the strategic financial management profession in British Columbia," states Vinetta Peek, President & CEO of CMA British Columbia. "On behalf of the Society, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Chris for her ongoing support and dedication."
As part of CMA British Columbia's Executive Tour this year, the Society will be holding recognition events across British Columbia where pins will be presented to the local CMAs who have been a part of the strategic financial management profession for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or 55 years.
The Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia awards the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in British Columbia. With 50,000 members around the world, CMA Canada grants a professional designation in strategic management accounting™ and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation and the continuing professional development of CMAs. For more information, visit www.cmabc.com.
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